Olive Oil Tasting
It is referred to as liquid gold; the Laconic extra virgin olive oil with its amazing characteristics that are derived from the symphony of interchanging nature can be tasted and explored at our olive oil tasting seminars. Your group can experience within our organic farm, the process of picking olives, learning how olive oil is created, tasting different olive oils from the region as well learning why the Laconic olive oil is so special and sought after from around the world.
Olive Picking, Pressing for Olive Oil & Curing Olives
Join us this olive picking season in November & December and learn how to pick olives, make organic extra virgin olive oil and cure organic Kalamata olives. A visit to a local olive press, hot soups, fireplace and board games along with strolls in the vibrant nature of our farm.
Take a sip of the Peloponnese, taste, smell and feel the local Peloponnesian and Laconian grape varieties: Agiorgitiko, Mavroudi, Monemvasia, Kydonitsa, Asproudi. This experience starts with a leisurely walking tour in Eumelia’s vineyards during which you will learn about the local grape varieties, the homeodynamic agriculture, the vinification process and of course the wine history and culture of Greece. We then get to the terrace of the central building where the tasting takes place during sunset over the Taygetos mountain range. We uncork 5 of the most impressive locally produced wines and guide your palate to unknown flavors of the local grape varieties with a carefully selected assortment of savory delicacies.
Harvest, Press and Make Wine from Organic Grapes
Join us at Eumelia and harvest grapes in September, press them traditionally to the sounds of music. Learn how to make your own wine surrounded by the magnificent mountain ranges of Taygetos and Parnonas.
Walk around our organic farm and pick fresh eatable greens, cut fresh organic vegetables from our gardens and them create your meals during our cooking seminars under the supervision and expertise of local chefs. Put together the gastronic puzzle of the region, boil, bake and create special dishes from the symphony of local products.
Natural Soap Making
Learn how to make natural soap from organic olive oil and wild herbs with thel cold method which helps capture all the nutrients with the help and guidance from local artisans.
There are mountain bikes available at the farm that you can use to visit the nearby olive groves and the village of Gouves.
Hiking & Walking Tours
Walk around Mount Parnonas and learn the plethora of wild herbs, smell and feel the Greek spring that will forever keep you company in your heart. Hike up the majestic Mount Taygetos and view the Laconic region from the eye of an eagle. We can organize for your group a walk and a picnic at the delta of the Evrotas River a Natura protected area and a sanctuary of wild life.
Jeeping, Mountain Biking & Sea Kayak
Begin rour day-trip from Eumelia by 4x4 towards the massif mountain of Zarakas –
Parnonas through off-road path and beautiful mountain villages. We meet
traditional village Kosmas with a tree covered square, ceramics workshop, coffee place with homemade sweets. We continue
our route crossing the unique beauty chestnut forest (Natura 2000) with
mountain bikes (Soft bike route about 7 Km). Boarding the vehicles we
cross the gorge and we meet the beautiful Fokianos Bay for sea kayak and
swimming. After the activities you take a picnic with local delights and
relax and after head back.
In cooperation with photography instructors we organize photography workouts for our guests upon request. A photo workout is an intensive outdoor photography workshop, with emphasis on improving your photography skills in practice.
If you enjoy horseback riding we can arrange for you to tour the farm and the surrounding areas with expert teachers by your side.
Environmental & Sustainability Training
Join us at Eumelia as a group or a small team and experience our sustainable farm, learn and come to contact with nature. Our aim and wish is to establish a sustainable example of an ecotourism / agrotourism / education / culture space that receives, entertains and educates visitors as well as the local population on issues such as environment, environmental technology, organic farming methods, alternative health, sustainability, self-sustainability and progressive educational tools.