My name is Georgios. Although born and raised in Athens, my roots are coming from an agricultural family from the area of Kalamata region.
A few years back, i undertook the supervision of the family farm consisted of nearly 2000 olive trees. After bringing the trees back in shape i have decided to focus on the quality of the koroneiki variety olive oil achieving awards in international competitions for quality.
Last year a team from workaway helped achieving this mission in one of the hardest years in the whole region. Thank you guys for all your help, our efforts were recognized internationally :)
This year things are looking good too at the moment all going well ☝️
Unfortunately, due to new very strict laws in Greece, for the harvesting season i cannot risk to take any volunteers for olive picking. So you can understand the situation, in case someone does not have a permit to work legally in Greece and is found by the authorities working in the farm, i can be penalized by 10.500€ per person that does not have the required papers. There are some grey areas in the law, im not willing to take such a disastrous risk until everything is clear...
On the other hand, little bit away from all the action going on these days , there is work to be done.
First we need to clean up the fields, clean branches that are cut from the trees, pile the woods, some maintenance works etc. Also we will are preparing pickled olives.
We are looking for patient, positive personalities who enjoy nature for 1-2 weeks, willing to help out.
Any questions, please feel free to ask :)
Internet access is only by 4g without a good signal, meaning you need to go try and find a good spot to get good speeds.
Beach is nearby , if it is a good, warm and sunny day we will go spend a few hours on the beach and have a swim.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Travellers from my point of view can benefit from seeing different sceneries , try local foods and spirits ,meet the locals if they want ,visit archeological monuments , fresh air and nature nature nature!!!
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Just in case - Art Project - i would like to have a more proffesional documentary of the oil making, you think you can help ?
Private room with shower and toilet
Great place for walking , you need a car to go to amazing places like Voidokilia , Polilimnio , Nestors Castle ,Methoni Castle etc
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week