Farm Milas, Turkey

30 reviews30

Olive Picking at orchards in Pergamon (Bergama)

Connect with the locals
10 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Immerse yourself in the local culture
8 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
4 weeks

The Experience

Every year during the olive harvesting period we need help picking up olives at our family orchards in Bergama which is north of İzmir. The whole team will stay at our beach house in Altınova about 30 minutes drive to the orchards. We have breakfast at home every morning than go to olive picking area and have packed lunch there pick olives all day. We provide dinner at home. This position is all about olives.

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  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Turkish
  • Over 18 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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30 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




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How this experience will transform you

  • 10 Meeting locals
  • 8 Immersing in the local culture
  • 5 Get in touch with nature
  • 5 Meeting international travelers
  • 4 Learning about sustainability
  • 3 Practicing English



Asli has a wonderful home and it was inspiring to watch her run her business. The rest of the team is kind, funny, and you'll learn a lot about working in a kitchen and eat lots of good food. Location is so beautiful, full of nice beaches and Turkey's public transport is pretty easy to navigate + you'll get a ride when possible. Hours are good, agreed upon and I liked the work. Beautiful, balanced experience that I would recommend and do again.

3 months ago



Had a great time at Asli's. Got to learn loads about Turkish food, politics, language and culture. Worked both in the house helping with the farm, and waitering at the restaurant. This place is ideal for you, if you have a background in food, and wanna get to know the Mediterranean cuisine!

3 months ago

United States


I left early, as this experience didn't work for me. Beyond the farm class, you were expected to work as a server at a restaurant. Sometimes up to twelve hour days.

2 months ago

United States


I want to preface this by saying that I enjoyed my time here, but there are some problems with this job that need to be discussed 1. Communication and organization are lacking. Even the description of this job on Worldpackers is wrong ( in the summer you work in a winery in Bodrum) 2. The room they gave me was really rough; it was dirty, had a broken toilet, no wifi, no drinkable water, no communal kitchen, and poisonous scorpions. I wish I could go into more detail, but this app only gives so much space. Again, I liked working here, these are just some observations to take into account

3 months ago



This was mostly a nice experience. The food was delicious, the house was lovely and everyone I met was very kind. However I often felt like I didn't know what was going on. There was a lack of communication about when I would be working. Also there were some very long days. I did one 12 hour one and only got two stops for 15 mins each to eat. The current description is also misleading. I had a roommate for half my the farm even though it says you get a private room. There was also no bike ready for use and I worked half of the time at a vineyard restaurant not at the farm.

3 months ago

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