What is Agrotourism and Why it is Our Favorite Hobby

What is Agrotourism and Why it is Our Favorite Hobby

Dear Kosterina Family,

In recent years, agrotourism has emerged as a popular choice for the health-aspirational crowd. It has also quickly become one of our favorite hobbies following our harvest trip to Crete, Greece in November of last fall. At AgrecoFarms in Crete we harvest olives, crushed grapes for wine, baked fresh bread, tasted fresh honey, picked tangerines and enjoyed a farm-to-table lunch overlooking the most beautiful Mediterranean landscape.

This growing trend combines the allure of travel with the benefits of engaging in agricultural activities, offering a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life. For the health-minded, agrotourism gives us the opportunity to connect with nature, inspire wellness, and indulge in farm-to-table experiences. And it’s big business -- the industry is expected to grow from $58B to over $100B in the next 5 years.
So, what is Agrotourism?
Agrotourism is where adventure meets agriculture in the most delightful ways. It's a journey into the heart of rural lifestyles and farm-fresh fun. It's all about harvesting crops, savoring fresh produce, discovering sustainable
farming practices, and soaking up the vibrant local culture along the way.
What are the Health Benefits of Agrotourism?
Well, firstly there is often some physical activity involved like walking or hiking. Secondly, you’ll be enjoying fresh, nutrient-rich whole foods and you’ll be in nature which is a natural stress-reducer. And it’s educational and often, really inspiring! A great alternative choice to drinking margaritas by the pool. 

There are tons of activity options but here are a few to whet your appetite:

  1. Farm Workshops in Greece: Experiences like organic gardening, sustainable farming methods, or cooking classes using farm-fresh ingredients.
  2. Nature Walks and Hikes: Think scenic landscapes, guided nature walks, fresh air and exercise.
  3. Farm-to-Table Dining: Delicious meals prepared with locally sourced ingredients, often served in picturesque farm settings.
  4. Wellness Activities: Some agrotourism farms offer spa treatments, wellness retreats, yoga and meditation and holistic healing practices like herbal medicine workshops or aromatherapy sessions.

We’ve been lucky enough to try some amazing agrotourism experiences in Greece – see here for some fun ideas. Kosterina farm tours in Southern Greece, anyone?

Please write us to share your favorite agrotourism destinations with us!

Peace, Love, and EVOO,
Katina & The Kosterina Team


Stuff We're Into:

Beekeepers Naturals

As traveling season starts to take off, we become exposed to so many more potential sicknesses! We love these immune support packets by Beekeepers Naturals. Easy to slip into your pocket or purse on the go, we love having these by our side when traveling. Food can be medicine!

Mezcla Protein Bars

Sticking to our commitment to consuming more protein, we love these Mezcla Protein Bars. While you’re walking around on your agrotourism journey, you will likely need a boost of sustainable energy. We love Mezcla for their clean ingredients & quality protein.

Goodr Sunglasses

If you have a friend who is into running, you’ve probably seen this brand around. These sunglasses were made specifically for sporting & traveling. Plus, don’t like the color? Goodr has hundreds of different designs that can fit your style.