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Olive Harvest Retreat

October 25 - October 30

eumelia olive oil immersion tour

Olive Harvest Retreat – October 25-30, 2024 –

HIGHLIGHTS

Extra Virgin Olive Oil | Olive Harvest | Olive Oil Tasting | Cooking Class | Walking in an ancient grove | Healthy living | Natural Wine | Organic Plant-Based meals | Unique Olive Oil Experience Tour

DESCRIPTION

A transformative Olive Oil Immersion Tour in the Peloponnese

Are you ready to take control over your health and introduce Mediterranean nutrition to your life?

eumelia with over 30 years of collective knowledge and experience offers a unique opportunity to introduce food pleasure and increase your health defense.

We provide the tools to become an excellent conscious plant-based cook while mastering the number one ingredient of the Mediterranean nutrition: extra virgin olive oil (EVOO).

Experience hands-on the transformation of the olive to a premium extra virgin olive oil from an ancient farm directly to the bottle.

Master three Greek olive oil varieties, learn all the secrets of food pairing and cooking with extra virgin olive oil and let it be the star  of your dishes.

As Hippocrates might have said, let nutracutical EVOO be your medicine, adopt healthy EVOO habits that will boost your immune system and protect your health forever.

Walk, reconnect with nature and meditate on current concerns of humanity and our relationship with mother Earth.

And since Mediterranean is not only about nutrition, immerse yourself to the slow lifestyle of Greeks:

– Let a rooster wake you up in your own eco-farm house
– Have endless dinner chats under the stars with the companion of a  curated selection of natural Greek wines and like-minded people
– Meditate under a 2000 years old olive tree and relax with high phenolic EVOO massage.
– Encounter our ancestors in ancient Sparta and get inspired by their lifestyle.
– Visit picturesque locations

EXTRA BONUS!

Whatever Greeks build, lasts for a life!
Our wish is to build a lifelong friendship with you. We also wish that  your family and friends will also taste what you harvested!
As a gift for your initiation into the Greek olive oil world, we will  send you, right to your doorsteps, 6 bottles of the extra virgin  olive oil that you harvested, tasted and cooked!

And don’t forget to offer your beloved ones an EVOO tasting evening with Greek food, there is no better way to share with them your life changing trip!

And let’s keep in touch…
The following spring we will arrange a virtual gathering with more  cooking! All participants will participate for free in a virtual  gathering and cooking class for even more EVOO tips.

There is more…
Recipes e-books, tempting discounts for you and your friends, exclusive  early bird for our future events and a global virtual community are also  included in this retreat to make it last forever!

THE TEAM

eumelia a leader in the field of Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Oleotourism & Agrotourism brings this unique experience.

A unique regenerative agritourism & ecotourism farm that hosts  tours on olive oil, wine and gastronomy. Multi-awarded for hotel design,  product design, sustainability and eco-consciousness and culinary  experience. It has been featured in hundreds of international media  outlets like NYT, The Guardian, Condé Nast Traveler, National Geographic  Traveler, Travel & Leisure Magazine, Wine Enthousiast, Food &  Wine Magazine.

Frangiskos Karelas is eumelia’s  visionary, MA in International Relations & Crisis Management (SAIS) Johns Hopkins University. After working for the European Parliament, the Council of Europe & UNHCR he returned to the land of his  great-grandfather to create eumelia regenerative farm. He has a Permaculture Diploma with more than 20 years of experience in sustainability, agritourism & ecotourism and has trained and  inspired thousands of people from around the world. Certified Olive Oil  & Olive Sommelier Kalamata Olive Oil Taste Laboratory T.E.I.  Peloponnese. Speaks English, Italian, French, Greek

Marilena Karadima left Athens and office work to  ground herself in farm life, healthy living and conscious cooking. She  is the main chef in eumelia and leads the farm to table cooking classes  and olive oil and wine tastings. Certified Wine Sommelier WSET Diploma  (Level 3), Certified Olive Oil & Olive Sommelier Kalamata Olive Oil Taste Laboratory T.E.I. Peloponnese. Speaks English, French, Greek.

LOCATION

eumelia is a unique regenerative agritourism & ecotourism farmstay  accommodation. Stay and experience our organic farm or visit us for the  day. Enjoy olive oil tastings, wine tastings, farm to table cooking classes. Taste our famous zero kilometer starlit organic dinners. We host tours on olive oil, wine and gastronomy. We are natural wine & organic olive oil producers. Guests participate in olive picking, grape harvest & other agricultural activities. Join our yoga retreats as well as workshops and events for well-being or host your life event.

Our  organic farmstay is designed along the principles of biodynamic farming  & permaculture and our hotel facilities use entirely eco-friendly  materials and eco-technologies, making eumelia the most ecological & green, farm and hotel in Greece.  We recycle, create compost, use geothermal heating, solar water heating  and recycle water with the natural root method. Located in the  Peloponnese, in the region of Laconia near the village of Gouves, we  welcome guests from around the world throughout the year.


2150 euro per person (private house 1-4 people)

*including all taxes & transportation for activities
*Prices do not include transportation to & from eumelia (venue site)

Retreats / Tours Payments & Cancellation Policy

 


Day 1:
• Arrival at eumelia farm
• Welcome farm to table dinner. The chef will prepare for you an organic and zero-kilometer meal. eumelia’s organic vegetables are combined with local delicacies to form a unique gastronomic experience

Day 2: The transformation begins
• Organic homemade handmade breakfast, including some of eumelia’s specialties such seasonal pies, freshly handmade bread and infusions with wild herbs from the farm
• Sustainability tour of the organic farm and hotel facilities, learn and come in contact with the Greek agricultural landscape. 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
• Olive picking, join our picking crew and learn how to prepare the harvest nets, pick the olive trees and get the olives ready for the olive mill. Meet the perennial olive trees that age more than 2000 years – you can even hide in their trunks!
• Lunch
• Olive Oil tasting: Why EVOO is the superior category of olive oil? Learn all the secrets of the green gold of Greece, how to distinguish a fresh extra virgin olive oil and how to store your olive oil properly
• High phenolic EVOO massage (half of the group) – Free time: After a tiring day relax your muscles with qualified physiotherapist and of course nourish your body with nutracutical EVOO infused with wild herbs from the farm
• Farm to table dinner and wine pairing from our curated list of natural wines of Greece

Day 3: Encounter our ancestors
• Organic healthy handmade breakfast
• Ancient Sparta: Guided tour to the ancient civilization world known for discipline, endurance and minimalism
• Greek Olive Oil and Olive Museum A tour of the Olive Oil Museum in Sparta, one of nine in the world, learn how ancient Greeks made olive oil and how it has evolved in the last 4-5 thousand years
• Lunch in En Hatipi: Taste the local slow food culture and try recipes that date back to antiquity
• Take a guided tour of the olive mill, witness the whole process of making olive oil and taste fresh olive oil with toasted bread
• Farm to table dinner and wine pairing from our curated list of natural wines of Greece

Day 4: The Mediterranean living immersion
• Organic healthy handmade breakfast
• Olive Oil Tasting: Master 3 Greek varieties and how to pair them with food
• High Phenolic EVOO massage (half of the group) – Free time
• Lunch
• Farm to table Cooking class & EVOO health tips: Local cuisine with a twist, healthy and conscious cooking with EVOO. Learn all the secrets of the local Laconic gastronomy with the guidance of the farm chef. Pick fresh eatable wild greens from the farm and learn to prepare filo dough and make the famous local pitas. – “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” -Hippocrates-

Day 5: Nature’s goods last forever
• Organic healthy handmade breakfast
• Kalamata Olive Harvest – sorting and curing: The art of preserving the fruits of nature
• Picnic in the grove: enjoy a field worker’s lunch
• Olive Oil Soap making: Nourish your body with EVOO, make it last forever. Experience firsthand how to make your own natural soap. Select the herbs of your choice, combine them with organic extra virgin olive oil from our farm and make your personal soap bar with the natural cold method
• Table olive tasting: The different varieties and styles of Greek table olives
• Farm to table dinner and wine pairing from our curated list of natural wines of Greece
• Outdoor cinema

Day 6:
• Organic healthy handmade breakfast
• Departure

Details

Start:
October 25
End:
October 30

Organizer

Eumelia

Venue

Eumelia Organic Agrotourism Farm
Gouves
Gouves, Laconia 23051 Greece
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Phone
+306947151400
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Details

Start:
October 25
End:
October 30

Organizer

Eumelia

Venue

Eumelia Organic Agrotourism Farm
Gouves
Gouves, Laconia 23051 Greece
+ Google Map
Phone
+306947151400
View Venue Website