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Best eco hotels andalucia
Casa Olea has just been included in the Top 16 List of Eco-friendly Inns/B&Bs worldwide by BedandBreakfast.com in honor of upcoming Earth Day (22 APRIL) – the only eco hotel in Spain to make the list. Green accommodation in Andalucia, with indulgent touches We love the stunning countryside of this hidden corner of Andalucia and we’re serious about helping to preserve it the way it is. So, as the line between genuine “eco hotel” and “green...
Granada Music & Dance Festival 2013
What’s On in Andalucia – Spring/Summer May signals the start of the busy spring/summer season of local ferias, cultural events and festivals in Andalucia. It is also one of the best times of year to visit the region with long, warm sunny days and balmy evenings. Read on for our favourite cultural events in Andalucia this May & June… MAY 1-5 May : Cruces de Mayo , Cordoba, with patios and squares adorned with large crosses decorated in...
The Parque Natural de la Subbética near Priego de Cordoba celebrates its 25 th anniversary in 2013 and yet remains one of Andalucia’s least visited national parks . Located at the heart of Andalucia, equidistant from the magnificent cities of Granada and Cordoba, this unspoiled mountainous region lends itself as a relaxing base for visiting these great cities, discovering local towns and white villages (eg Priego de Cordoba, Almedinilla and...
New BA flights to Granada starting July 2013… British Airways will soon be launching a new direct flight to Granada in Andalucia from London City airport . The new service begins on 25 July 2013 , with fares starting from 176 GBP return in summer months including taxes and a very generous hand baggage allowance. This is obviously great news for Granada and also for anyone planning a short break in Spain away from the costas - to see the Alhambra...
fiestas may andalucia
Cordoba’s Festival de los Patios has recently been inscribed on the UNESCO List of “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, joining Flamenco and the Mediterranean Diet, which were added to the same list in 2010. As well as buildings and natural features, UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity encompasses cultural traditions, practices and crafts which are defined as being traditional, contemporary and living; inclusive;...
Olive harvest spain
With the olive harvest now coming to a close, we thought this was a good theme to kick off the first of our monthly blogs from Casa Olea. Hope you find this interesting and we’ll be back in February with more travel ideas and news from Andalucia. So, how are olives picked? The olive harvest takes place in the winter, between November and March depending on the area, weather and olive variety. There are hundreds of varieties of olives, with the...
Casa Olea in The Guardian Travel
Press reviews of Casa Olea * THE GUARDIAN * Andalucia , Spain ’s virgin territory (Jan 2010) "Equidistant between Granada and Córdoba, it stands in splendid isolation, surrounded by olive groves in every direction... Tim and Claire have mapped out several routes in the surrounding hills. This area was the frontier of Al-Andalus, which explains the medieval watchtowers dotted about the countryside - they once served as Moorish lookout posts. We...

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