Olive Picking at orchards in Pergamon (Bergama)

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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.

What you offer

25 hours of help per week

Farming: Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.

What you get

2 days off per week

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: 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.


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

Program Details

We will be picking up olives in the olive orchard all day, it is a very beautiful mountainous area, you need to be fit to climb up. It is a team activitiy fun in a great place , you will learn about olives, how to pick them and at the end we will be taking them to factories nearby to make olive oil. Our trees are older than 500 years and the olive oil we produce is rare and precious.

Activities & Shift

We require 5 days work and 2 days off , this will be in shifts we need to pick everyday. We will cook together and cleanup together.


We do not smoke in the house and expect our guests to do the same.