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Olive Picking in Kardamyli, Greece - Little Observationist
THE DETAILS Location // Kardamyli, Greece Length of stay // About a week Travel companions // Dad Purpose of trip // Pick olives with a local family, relax . Picking olives in the Mediterranean countryside was on my dad’s bucketlist for quite some time. Always up for an adventure, I agreed to join him on a week-long trip to Greece to discover firsthand how the olive industry operates. We met in Athens and stayed the night before driving down to Kardamyli on the Peloponnese. . . Stepping into the warm November air with no coats while London was shivering in its wellies, we set out for a walk in Athens when we arrived. The streets of of the capital city were filled with riot police and their blue busses but no action to be found. . . Instead, we wandered along the graffiti-filled streets and sat outdoors at a restaurant in the Plaka eating souvlaki while buskers tried to sell us light up toys and an elderly lady dressed in black attempted to convince us to buy a packet of tissues from her pocket. . . To cap off dinner, we found an old gentleman with a stall down the road selling a hot …