Seasonal Activities - Gathering and Harvest

Orange picking

Plus using oranges to flavour sweets and other dishes.

Picking oranges is the easiest possible harvesting process; moreover you are surrounded by the wonderful aroma of the fruit and out in beautiful scenery surrounded by orange trees. Guests who want to learn more about cooking with oranges will be able to create interesting and unusual recipes guided by our resident cook.
Available: December until May
Duration: Flexible
Cost: On request (Discounts for groups)

Gathering wild herbs

Plus cooking various recipes

Our local expert lady will teach you to gather different varieties of wild herbs and to cook healthy recipes with them: salads, pies, and lamb in wine with potatoes.
Available: December until May
Duration: Flexible (Discounts for groups)
Cost: On request (Discounts for groups)

The olive harvest

From the end of November until the end of December every year the olives are harvested. Visitors can go to the farms early in the morning and help with the olive gathering before enjoying a light meal with the locals under the olive trees.
Available: November / December
Duration: Flexible
Cost: On request (Discounts for groups)

The grape harvest

From the end of August till the end of September the people of Vamos and the surrounding villages are occupied with gathering grapes and making wine. Visitors can join them in the vineyards for the grape harvest and then at the wine press for the wine making. They will also be able to see the preparation of traditional dishes made using wine and the "must" (grape residue).
Available: August / September
Duration: Flexible
Cost: On request (Discounts for groups)

Raki distillation

October is the month for the production of raki. It usually takes place from the 10th to the 20th of October (about 40 days after the grapes have been collected) and it is quite an interesting procedure. Visitors can attend the local "rakokazana", the places where raki is produced, and enjoy not only this procedure but also the multiple fiestas that always happen during this season. Just be careful with the raki consumption!
Available: October
Duration: Flexible
Cost: On request (Discounts for groups)