We are olive farmers in south Crete. Our small family is me, Catia from Switzerland, my husband Dimitris and his brother Kostas from Crete. During the summer we rent three rooms in our house for guests from all over the world (bed and breakfast). In the wintertime we are working with the olives.
Help in the house
Travellers will be fully integrated in our family. They can learn the cretan way of life: Today is life, tomorrow never comes. Dimitris is a professional cook and will prepare for you typical greek food with fresh ingredients from our garden and our animals.
We need some help for the picking of the olives and for cultivating the trees, during the months of November, December and January. It is really hard work. You need to be in very good physical condition and you should love to be outside in the nature. There can be also some small tasks for the maintenance of our garden, the feeding of our animals and the household. But mainly we are looking for someone, who supports us with the olives.
You will have your own room in our house with wood heater and a shared bathroom.
In your off-time you can go to the beautiful beaches of south Crete for example Matala (distance from our house: 30 Minutes by car) or make a tour on the wonderful Messara valley with our bicycle. Our donkey Sifis would love to take a walk around the village with you. If you have enough of the quiet village life, you can go to the city of Heraklion. Near our home there are four famous archaeological sides, that you can visit. We also recommend you a hiking tour in the Asterousia mountains that you can see from our balcony. There is no bus connection from our village to Heraklion. But if you want to use public transport, we can bring you to Agii Deka with our car and there are hourly bus connections to Heraklion or Mires.
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