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Why we prefer spring and autumn holidays What ever you do, you will have a better time! We very often get the question and really there is no single answer. It depends on the style of vacation you want to pursue. We do, however, have our preferences and...

There is something buzzing in Crete! Learn about the Honeybees, Bee Honey and Beehives   Honey is an ancient ingredient, one of the basics in the Greek larder and has been the main source of sweetness throughout most of humanity’s history. Honey is infact a sticky mass of...

A sunny day in Crete today, as usually. I was foraging the garden to pick the vegetables for the day’s cooking workshop; looking around I suddenly realized…it is the season! The blooming season for St. John’s wort. Our farm is full of little yellow blooming...

You will fall in love with the nutty and mushy flavor of these beans! Beans, a staple in most households in Greece, are a fantastic source of both carbohydrate and protein. The best giant beans are grown in the north of Greece and never in...

Since this is my first post in this beautiful blog, I feel like sharing a few things about cooking! My love for cooking is endless and is tightly joined with my interest for nutrition, the health benefits of the ingredients I choose to use! Cooking for...

According to legend the process of Saponification – soap making – was first discovered at the island of Lesvos in the North East Aegean Sea and recorded by the Ancient Greek poet Sappho (620-565 BC).As the rains washed away the animal fat and ashes (residues from animal...

Have you booked your tickets to Crete yet? Are you interested in experiencing that part of Crete that still remains true to its heritage? Come visit us at the Olive Farm for holiday activities and workshops in Crete in the area of Apokoronas at the tiny...

Now that the festive season is over most of us have already started dreaming of our next exciting plan! Is it a holiday perhaps? We thought it would be a good time to present two of our classic foodie holidays in Greece, Artisan food cooking holidays...

A wine holiday in Greece is the best way to enjoy the enjoy the characteristic flavours of our wine and understand a bit more about how it’s made. Wine in Greece has been produced for thousands of years across the country. With the onset of technological...

It is almost a year since we started all the works at the farm. When we first set foot there the place was totally abandoned, both the cottage and the land. There were no cultivated parts anywhere on the farm apart from an abandoned olive...