3rd Cretan Olive Oil Competition: Impressive Results in a Difficult Year
The third edition of the competition had more entries and a higher percentage of organic olive oils than in previous years.
Project in Greece Converts Olive Cultivation Into a Climate Management Tool
For four years, the oLIVE CLIMA Project in Greece has tackled challenges posed by climate change in the Mediterranean by introducing innovative techniques to convert olive cultivation into a climate management tool.
Taxes in Greece will increase on January 1st on basic products such as tobacco, coffee and olive oil. Locals and traders are stocking up before the higher costs take effect.
Lower Output in Greece Blamed on Climate
Affected by extended heat and fly attacks, Greece's annual olive oil output is forecast to drop by 17 percent, and Italy's more than double that. Still, Greece remains a surplus country with a loyal client base and strong export potential.
Greek Olive Branch Sent to Rio to Symbolize Peace in Olympics Opening Ceremony
Branches from the Monumental Olive Tree of Vouves have been used in ceremonies at each summer Olympics since the Athens Games in 2004. The wreath cutting ceremony was accompanied by an ancient dance ritual.
Kyriakos Mamidakis, Award-Winning Olive Oil Producer, Dies
Mamidakis ran a large oil and gas company and produced an award-winning olive oil on his family's Estate on Crete.
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