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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...

I can’t think of Christmas without the traditional Christmas cookies I grew up with. Honey macaroons I call them …mainly because in a way I see them a bit like the Parisian macaroons …although in reality there is no similarity at all! Most households in Greece...

November time marks the onset of winter in Greece and it is filled with childhood memories around the olive harvest. I’ve always welcomed the days where winter makes its first appearance. It’s a nice change from the never-ending heated-up Greek summers. The sun is still...

We’re delighted that our recent Greek-Scottish food adventure has made it onto the Scotsman’s food and drink website. A couple of weeks back we started chatting about how we might celebrate a Scottish St Andrew’s Day (30th November) with a menu that celebrates both Greek and...

Hilary wanted a Greek twist to her St Andrews Day celebration. Here’s what happened when she tried out Valia’s Hand Picked recipes for a Saturday evening supper in November. My thoughts about St Andrew’s Day are to make it a bit like an American Thanksgiving dinner...

It is almost November time and we are leaving The Olive Farm behind for a few days to head off to the World Travel Market (WTM) in London. The WTM is the leading global B2B event for the travel industry. We’ll be there to meet up...

Mountainous Crete has always been a place where sheep and goats roam freely. Their milk is a key element in the local diet and makes wonderful local cheese,  so here, for cheese lovers everywhere, is our introduction to three of the best. Anthotyros This is a white light soft...

Greece has been producing wine for thousands of years and has some of the world’s oldest vineyards. In Crete we are proud of the long tradition and delighted to be able to  share the heritage and the festival atmosphere of the grape picking season with visitors...