Experience harmony surrounded by mountains and ancient olive groves in mainland Greece. This eco-friendly organic farm offers snug cottages with fully equipped kitchens, comfortable bedrooms, expansive views and plenty of activities to get involved in during your stay. Learn to make organic olive oils and soaps, delight your tastebuds with organic wine tasting and cookery workshops or limber up with their yoga retreats. There’s always something to experience at Eumelia Farm. With beautiful beaches only a 30 minute drive away, historical and archaeological sites and the stunning Diros caves all within easy reach you’ll have a holiday packed full of memorable experiences to take home with you.
- Yoga Lessons
- Volunteering Opportunities Available
- Incredible Views
- Evening Meals Available on Request
- Self Catering
- Pick Your Own Gardens
- Wellness Centre On Site
- En-Suite Rooms
- Restaurant On Site
- Masseur On Site
- Educational Activities
If you’d like to extend your stay in Greece and want to learn about sustainable farming practices you can volunteer to work in the organic farm. During your stay you will help with the olive and grape harvests, feeding the animals and general tasks around the farm and gardens. Volunteering at Eumelia costs €800 per month and covers all your accommodation, meals and transportation to and from the farm. There’s no requirements to volunteer, just an energetic and positive attitude and the ability to commit to working 6 hours per day for at least one month. If you’d like to volunteer with Eumelia Farm just add this into the special requests section of your booking enquiry form.
About The Area
Eumelia Farm is located just outside the small village of Gouves in the Laconia area of Peloponnese. This is a diverse destination with ancient sites and historical monuments, picturesque villages and beaches all under the shadows of the the Parnonas and Taygetos mountain ranges.
There’s plenty to do on the farm with a wide range of workshops and activities from yoga to grape crushing, but with so many things to see and do in the area we’re sure you’ll want to get out and about and see everything Laconia has to offer. Here are a few experiences on offer to help inspire your holiday:
Be spellbound by the caves of Diros - these vast caverns filled with stalagmites and stalactites have over 2,800 waterways and offer up to 15 kms of pure exploration. Prepare to be amazed!
Go for a hike and explore the petrified forests of Cape Maleas
Spend a day at the medieval castle town of Monemvasia
Be on top of the world and climb the Taygetos or Parnonas mountain ranges
Visit the beautiful and ancient UNESCO Archaeological Site of Mystras, walk amongst the Byzantine town, monasteries and churches for a taste of classical Greece
Get stuck in with the grape harvest and stomping at Eumelia and then sample the organic wines produced at the farm with their wine tasting masterclass
Learn how to make natural organic soaps and olive oils - perfect for gifts when you return home
Taste the difference with Olive Oil Tasting sessions, you’ll be amazed how much variation there is!
Activities and Nearby Adventures
- Mountain Biking
- Olive Picking
- Traditional Craft Lessons
- Olive Oil Tasting
- Historic Villages
- Authentic Cooking Lessons
- Wine Tasting
- Museums & Art Galleries
- Grape Harvesting
- Yoga Lessons
How To Get There
Fly - The nearest airport is Kalamata Airport (approx 2 hour drive) which offers flights from London, Birmingham and Manchester airports as well as plenty of European cities. Alternatively fly to Athens and take the longer, scenic route (approx 3-4 hours) through mainland Greece
Drive - Full directions will be given in your booking reservation information. Please do not use google or sat nav as they will direct you through difficult routes!
From Athens - Take the national highway Α8/E94 towards Corinth. You then take highway Α7/Ε65 to Tripoli and from there you continue towards Kalamata on the Α7/Ε65.
Take exit 14 Lefktro towards Sparta on the A71 and then take the exit to Sparti. Take the direction to Gytheio on the E961 and you turn right at the sign post with direction to the town of Monemvasia. You go through the town of Skala then you head towards the village of Vlachioti. After passing through Vlachioti turn left at the sign post Gouves, and head towards the village of Gouves. When you reach the village on your left hand side you will see a church in a corner, make a left turn there and follow the signposts to the farm.
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