2nd Olive Oil Competition Highlights Cretan Brands

The 2nd Cretan Olive Oil Competition took place March 19 to 20 in Rethymno, Crete, awarding prizes for the best standardized conventional and organic Cretan extra virgin olive oils from the 2015-16 production season.

Cretan Olive Oil Exports Grow Fivefold

Cretan olive oil exports grew by 518 percent in the first half of 2015, helping to double Crete’s total exports.
Special Report

Crete Gets its Own Olive Oil Competition

The first Cretan Olive Oil Competition was held to promote high-quality Cretan olive oil brands and improve their position in local and global markets.

Mediterranean Lifestyle Alive and Well on Crete

Sure there's a lot of junk food here too, but Crete is still one of the best places in the world to immerse oneself in the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle.
Olive Oil Times Special

Restaurants Embrace Crete’s Celebrated Diet

Visitors to Crete can be persuaded by its small restaurants to enjoy a traditional Cretan diet featuring high quality, extra virgin olive oil.

Greece Turns Away Cretan Olive Oil Producers Seeking Aid

Cretan olive oil producers seeking aid following devastating weather conditions will have to turn to the European Union first.
Special Report

Research Institute in Chania Emerges as Greek Olive Sector Leader

The Institute for Olive Tree and Subtropical Plants has become a leader in research and education for the olive oil sector in Greece.

Winds Blow in Bad Break for Crete

The coming olive harvest on Crete could be off as much as 60 percent after southerly winds brought unfavorable conditions at the worst time.