... Fraser's Olive Garden Meditation Retreat evolved from this tentative beginning...
The 'Pandemic' prompted us to develop our somewhat neglected 22 hectare hillside olive grove, consisting of over 550 well established olive trees. The south facing site overlooks farmland and a sea-lake that is a stopover each year for thousands of flamingos and other migrating birds.
Our olive grove was the perfect location at which to establish a quiet sanctuary where like-minded people can come and take respite from the madness of the modern world.
By July 2021 we had completed most of the landscaping, fruit tree planting, lawns, and swimming pool. July also saw the completion of our 'Yoga Temple' and the first of our eight person accommodation 'Forest Houses' allowing us to welcome our first guests.
The additional care and attention we were now able to give our olive trees was apparently much appreciated by them. By way of a 'thank you', we were rewarded with a crops of olives that produced oil of such high quality it was awarded a gold medal at both the 2021 and 2022 Agricultural and Olive Oil Festival held in the regional capital of Mugla.
While most of the building work and landscaping was carried out by contractors, we are very grateful for the many 'workaway' volunteers from all over the world that have helped us (despite CoVid19 restrictions), not only with their labors, ideas and suggestions but also with their very presence.
is now open and we currently offer on-site and online yoga classes and wellness therapies at all experience levels. Or you can just come to chill out and escape from the world for a few days.
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