An Olive Farm at Crete
A few years ago my husband and I went on holiday to Crete and there I discovered the “Cretan Olive Oil Farm”, near Agios Nikolaos. We entered the farm and first we saw the beautiful garden. We were welcomed by a friendly woman who guided us through the farm and told us the history about this 135 year old working olive oil factory, ceramic workshop, herbal gardens, wine and raki stations and beekeepers station. It was very impressive and I glad that we found this farm. It is located a few km of Agios Nikolaos. We walked the way from the port to the farm. A very hot day, but it was worth a visit!
If you want to learn more about this farm, you can click here.
I’ve always wanted to know more about the olive oil process. I read all of Carol Drinkwater books. She wrote about buying a farm in Provence and how she built up her life with her husband. When they bought the farm, it was including an olive grove. She had to learn how she had to care for the trees and the how olives were pressed in the mill. A very interesting process that I also wanted to experience and now I had the chance!
Enjoy the photos!