Paliomylos, the “promised land” ?

I am heading up the hill covered by olive trees and then, I discover a cute strong house surrounded by gardens… At the back of the house, seedlings are slowly growing in the nursery while Mitcho and Bino are catching mice. The place has a beautiful aura with its clear river, its colorful flowers, its bees, turtles and wild cats… I have the feeling I reached “home” as soon as I arrive !!
Giorgos settled on his father’s olive grow about one year ago. With many friends, he started to grow veggies, mushrooms, seedlings. He also planted more than a hundred trees and installed a compost toilet and a rampump. He makes his bread himself and harvests a lot of herbs and edible leaves around his house. He even got a hand-made hoven thanks to a smith friend. And he still has dozen of projects in his mind, like installing a summer shower, building a yoga room or making some music instruments…
There is a lot to do in this season : we have to take care of the nursery, prepare the garden for the summer, make more compost and plant potatoes… We also make bread, bitter orange jam, dry herbs and harvest mushrooms. I even have time for some experiment: I make a great kombucha and start a culture of Effective Microorganisms.
Giorgos also show us the mountains and waterfalls near his farms. We enjoyed the beautiful beach for rest and acro-yoga. And I spend the most amazing Easter with his family, enjoying grilled lamb and traditional dances! Giorgos’ mum knows a lot about the local plants and has many hand-made fabrics. It seems, the village of Rovies still holds some precious traditional knowledge…

If you want to know more, here is the blog of Paliomylos 🙂

And here are the pictures :the paradise beach


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