A Visit to the Farm House of Casale Panayiotis
Trip Start May 27, 2012
85Trip End Jun 10, 2012
Guests staying at the Casale can take a tour to the Farmhouse, go fishing out here, pick seasonal fruit from the trees of the orchard, have a barbecue or arrange a business gathering as well.
I was so curious to visit this place and grabbed the opportunity when it was offered to me.
By the entrance there is the Old Bus of Casale under a shed that tours its guests around the different villages
The first impression, - the farm is on a slope, it is huge and the produce is such that the products are sold in the market as well. It is surrounded by lush vegetation –pine, fir and plane trees, culm and reeds, and fig trees. The day is cloudy but the air is crisp and fresh and there is a smell of fireplace burning ripe wood which comes from the farmhouse residence.
It is by all means a well looked-after piece of land with all kinds of citrus fruits, walnuts, lotus, vines, kiwi, herbs, and many more. Beautiful gardens and a big but common house –at least this is how I see it from the exterior. The farmhouse stands on the top of the slope for better views.
The owners live mostly abroad so it must be a humble residence like the owners themselves are. Unfortunately Mr. Papadouris is ill in bed today and I lost the opportunity to meet him in person but I did not see him around yesterday as well
I get down to the river bank where a platform is placed for guests who wish to go rod fishing, but it is also a nice spot for partying. Then of course there is a café bar in the premises for a snack or a drink but this time of year it remains closed.
I have a stroll through pathways, come across young guys picking fruit from the trees and others packing them for the market. The produce is much and varied depending on the season.
Homemade food and desserts are beyond compare in quality and taste here at the Casale and this is because the cuisine uses fresh ingredients and herbs coming directly from this specific farm.
Tangerine trees are heavily laden with fruit and Agni, the lady who drove me here earlier urges me to cut and eat as many as I wish. This is a treat to all guests of course! I find them crunchy, juicy and extremely aromatic, - totally different from fruit we buy in the market.
I hope I have given you a rough picture of what the farm is like.
Click on the photos now to enlarge them, sit back and enjoy it.