18 Mar Rokka @ National Geographic Society Traveller issue of Apr. 2021!
Five of the best farm stays in Greece
Whether it’s learning the art of beekeeping or spinning wool at a working sheep farm, guests are encouraged to get their hands dirty at these farms with accommodation too — ranging from stays in the Peloponnese to the Central Macedonian region.
Rokka Guesthouse: Zagori, Epirus
Immerse yourself in family life on this working sheep farm near the Epirus’ Pindus Mountains. Here, livelihoods are tied to agriculture: whether it’s the daily herding and feeding of sheep, spinning and dyeing wool with looms and natural vegetable dyes, or cheesemaking, harvesting and gardening. The mountainous surrounds are ripe for adventures — and these can be organised too, from riding horses through meadows and mountain foothills or rafting in the waters of the Voidomatis river.
Doubles from €50 (£44), B&B.
Published in the April 2021 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK)