If you are planning a trip to Greece, you must participate in the olive harvest.

    Why not take advantage of a holiday in Greece to take part in the olive harvest, which begins at the end of October?
    If you are planning a trip to Greece, you must participate in the olive harvest.

    An original way to spend your vacation could be to dedicate yourself to the typical activities of the place you are going to. If you are thinking of entering tracksuit In autumn, in fact, you will be able to participate in the olive harvest.

    From late October to December, in many rural areas of Greece, activities related to olive harvesting are the center of people's daily lives. For this reason, a kind of agro-eco-tourism, which involves a growing segment of travelers. Several structures have already been equipped to encourage this type of activity in Evia, Lesbos, Crete, Kalymnos, Paros, Kefalonia, Kalamata and Kythira.

    On the island of Kythira, for example, the guest house “Xenonas Fos ke Choros”, between the villages of Aroniadika and Pitsidanes, offers a whole week of stay dedicated to olive harvesting. Guests are taken among ancient olive trees and taught how to harvest olives by hand. After harvest, They can follow the entire supply chain., to the transport to the oil mill and the production of the oil and, if they are lucky, they even manage to take a few bottles as gifts!

    This type of "interactive" vacation serves to get to know another side of Greece, the third largest oil producer in the world. Athens itself is deeply linked to oil, legend has it that the citizens decided to dedicate their city to the goddess Athena after receiving an olive tree as a gift. The tree was considered much more useful than the sea water donated by Poseidon.

    Il experiential tourism linked to the activities of the earth also concerns other realities, such as the harvest or collection of tomatoes. Even in Italy it is a type of tourism that is gaining ground, there are many farms throughout the country that offer free participation in activities linked to the land and the production of local products.

    This type of tourism, in addition to bring people closer to lost professionsIt is also a great way to relax and release the stress of city life. Many times, at the end of the trip, you have the opportunity to taste the products of the land and also take home the fruit of your work.

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