Multi-day workshops on the shepherds’ craft of Akolyta Plateau
The shepherds’ school is a multi-day program introducing visitors to mountainous living taught by the nomadic shepherd families of Akolyta, South Psiloritis at 1700 m. Visitors learn traditional cheese making, overnight with the shepherds, explore the endemic flora and wild life of the area. The ridge of Psiloritis, the Kamaraiko cave in the homonymous forest and the astonishing geology of the mountain reinforce the experience.
Life on the mountains of Psiloritis Geopark
For five months of the year, the shepherds live with their flocks of sheep and goats on their traditional pastures at about 2.000 m above sea level. Very few things that have changed since the time of their great-grandparents. For the shepherds on Akolyta, tradition is not about preserving the ashes of the past, but about passing the fire on to future generations. The shephers way of life – close to the earth – is one that we can learn from.