Shepherding is one of the oldest occupations in the world, and an important practice found in both nomadic and urban centers of life. The profession is revered, due to the prevalence of symbolic and metaphorical references found in many cultures and religions, and for the shepherd being at the center of pastoral literature and art.
Embark on a journey with a local shepherd, and explore the hilly landscape of Pella, all the while experiencing the day-to-day life of a shepherd, and how they tend to their animals. There will be a break during the trip for breakfast and tea.
The sheep are from the ancient Awassi breed, which is native to this region and well suited for the climate. They are very hardy, and have adapted well to both nomadic and sedentary life. Although the Awassi can be used for meat and wool, they are mainly used for their milk.
This experience is best complemented with the cheesemaking experience which is also run by the shepherd’s family.
Departure time of the experience varies from summer to winter; summer (at 6 am and at 3 pm) and winter (9 am)
- Experienced local shepherd
- First aid equipment
- Transportation if required
What to bring:
- Sun protection
- Warm fleece or sweater (fall through spring)
- Waterproof jacket or poncho (fall through spring)
- Camera and/or mobile phone
- Identification (ID or passport)
Hareth will double check time frames