OliveHarvestSeveral years ago when we operated a pension on Paros I tried to extend the season by establishing an “Harvest Your Own Olive Oil” program.  I got a lot of publicity and interest but very few takers.  It seems not many people want to travel to a Greek island in November, the harvest time on Paros.  The weather is usually quite good but you can’t guarantee it for any particular date.  Now we are usually off island in November so I have had to turn away a few enquiries.  However, I just saw an AP photo feature of our neighbours picking and processing their olives so maybe I can turn the program over to them?

For lovers of antiquities and Paros’ ancient poet Archilochos here is an example of the high quality off-season art and culture programs on Paros:  http://aegeancenter.wordpress.com/2010/11/20/antonio-corso/ 

deTraci Regula, the About.com Guide for Greece has written a comprehensive, useful and entertaining Greece Travel Countdown Planner—Its nine pages long but worth the read.

VerandaBy the way, if you are a family or small group now is the time to book your Greek island private villa for next summer.  Prime dates are being snapped up and choices will be limited after January.  Remember villas at the beach or with a pool are cheaper per person than most hotels.  Browse here  http://www.ParosParadise.com/villas.htm


At January 31, 2011 2:03 PM topmusic said...

very good article, thanks for sharing

greeting from mas raden


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