Visiting Kefalonia: Winter to Spring

Visiting Kefalonia: Winter to Spring One of the most commonly recognised agricultural products of Greece is olives. Whether eaten whole or used to create olive oil, these items have dramatically increased in popularity in the

Visiting Kefalonia: Winter to Spring

One of the most commonly recognised agricultural products of Greece is olives. Whether eaten whole or used to create olive oil, these items have dramatically increased in popularity in the UK, over the course of the past few decades.

On the Mediterranean island of Kefalonia, the olive-growing process spans the period between November and March. The seeds are sown with a springtime yield in mind.

When visiting Kefalonia, at this time of year, you will find that there are many and varied cultural, outdoor activities to take part in. One of the most popular activities will give you a hands-on insight into the the olive product process, from beginning to end.

A number of companies will facilitate olive-picking activities for tourists. On these course, visitors will be taught to collect olives using traditional methods. You can also get a first-hand education on olive tree varieties, the ancient mythologies surrounding the olive, the social significance of the olive in Kefalonian history, and you may well pick up some top secret recipes too!

Olives are an integral part of Greek cuisine. It would truly enhance your island experience if you were to learn how to prepare meals including olives and olive oil. It is perfectly possible to do so under the guidance of the Kefalonian masters.

Olive groves are just one of the attractions of the sun-kissed island; other tourist magnets include the ruined monasteries of the region, Mediterranean fishing trips, traditional farms, vineyard excursions and even mountain climbs and other more physically demanding activities.

Once a tourist has had their fill of the islands many attractions, they are advised to kick back in a self-catering studio apartment (many of which neighbour on the olive groves) or for those seeking a bit more luxury, try the romance of the world-renowned holiday villas of Kefalonia.