Crete

Jan. 15, 2020

Hephaestion Was a Friend of Alexander's, but Not Cretan Producers'

Adverse weather conditions in Crete caused further damage to olive oil growers and producers.

Nov. 18, 2019

Producers in Crete Stunned by Precarious Crop

A sudden outburst of the fruit fly and other pathogens inflicted unexpected damage on the island's farms.

Sep. 9, 2019

Greeks Optimistic About Upcoming Harvest

Most producers are expecting a good harvest amid more favorable growing conditions than last year.

Mar. 6, 2019

After Tough Harvest, Producers in Crete Ask for Compensation

The small quantity of olive oil that was produced in Crete remains idle since there is no demand from buyers abroad. Producers are demanding compensation.

Mar. 16, 2017

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.

Mar. 25, 2016

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.

Sep. 9, 2013

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.

Aug. 27, 2013

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.

Apr. 17, 2013

Students in Crete Learn About Olives

A new initiative in Crete teaches young students to love olive trees and appreciate the benefits of olive oil

Jan. 8, 2013

Germans Head to Crete to Harvest Olives

In a unique partnership, people from Germany are visiting to Crete to experience the olive harvest first hand.

Oct. 22, 2012

How Terra Creta Makes and Markets Olive Oil

"Sometimes you just need good ideas instead of an awful lot of money." Terra Creta export manager Fotis Sousalis

Oct. 4, 2012

Terra Creta Organizes Conference

Visitors from 14 countries and 50 local farmers have signed up for the Terra Creta olive oil conference held in Hania, Crete, next week.

Mar. 27, 2012

Culinary Event Provides User’s Manual for Cretan Olive Oil

Students learned how olive oil is used in Cretan cuisine at the award-winning Biolea mill on the Astrikas estate in Kolymbari, Western Crete.