Crete

Greeks Optimistic About Upcoming Harvest

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

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.
Special Report

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.

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.
Olive Oil Times Special

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.

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.
Special Report

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.

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.