May. 30, 2023
Tomato, feta cheese and olive oil on a barley rusk make dakos a summer dish few can resist.
Dec. 5, 2022
Olive Fruit Fly Could Undermine Greek Olive Oil Production
The fruit fly threatens expectations of a bumper crop. Experts suggest a change in established practices of fighting the pest.
Oct. 31, 2022
In Greece, Millers Call for Subsidies to Soften Impact of Rising Costs
Olive oil mill owners want the same energy subsidies given to bakers and bread manufacturers to cover the cost of rising energy bills.
Aug. 10, 2022
An Olive Tree Garden of Peace is Innagurated on Crete
The grove comprises 21 olive varieties from countries around the world. Its creators hope it fosters a sense of peace and community among olive-producing nations.
Aug. 2, 2022
The Bid to Boost Olive Oil Quality on Crete
The island’s olive oil sector is looking to implement modern cultivating methods and production practices to improve quality and add value.
Jun. 17, 2022
Greek Producers Enjoy Another Triumphant Showing in World Competition
Despite a challenging harvest season, producers, farmers and bottlers from across Greece combined to earn a total of 79 awards at the 2022 NYIOOC.
Oct. 5, 2021
Olive Oil Production in Greece Expected to Slip
Greek olive oil production will be off 20 percent from last year's yield, early estimates say.
Aug. 17, 2021
Heatwave, Deadly Fires Threaten the Approaching Olive Harvest in Greece
The ongoing drought has led to wildfires burning around the country, damaging olive trees, and further diminishing the prospects of the 2021 harvest.
Jul. 12, 2021
Exporters' Association of Crete Rejects Nutri-Score
The association argues that the application of Nutri-Score on the island’s olive oil and honey would be catastrophic for producers and consumers alike.
Jun. 7, 2021
In Record Haul, 99 Greek Brands Awarded at World Olive Oil Competition
With the highest ever turnout from Greece, producers from Crete were among the most successful at this year’s NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition.
May. 3, 2021
Greek Producers Await Reopening of Restaurants, Tourism
Industry professionals believe that the reopening of the food businesses could put the stagnant market back in motion.
Feb. 3, 2021
Bottlers Dispute Application for Crete PGI
With the proposed Protected Geographical Indication, producers on Crete seek control of the production chain while bottlers fear losing profits.
Dec. 1, 2020
Producers Transform Olives from Monumental Trees into Medicine on Crete
Along with producing award-winning extra virgin olive oil from their centuries-old trees, Eftihis Androulakis and Michalis Marakas are making inroads into the food supplement business. Their high-phenolic olive oils are being prescribed doctors in Belgium.
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. 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.
Dec. 13, 2011
Study of Greek Olive Oil Sector Urges Producers to 'Standardize'
A new study finds weaknesses in the Greek olive oil industry and suggests ways to overcome the problems by achieving economies of scale.
May. 13, 2011
Tapping Hidden Value in Liquid Gold
Science and industry are finding new ways to capture and exploit the healthful properties of olive oil.
Jan. 20, 2011
Nikos Zachariadis, Agricultural Cooperative of Kritsa
Kritsa is a cooperative at the top of its game, thanks to an ideal microclimate, passionate growers and skilled management by former military man, Nikos Zachariadis.
Dec. 22, 2010
Star Chef Recalls the Humble Cretan Tastes of his Childhood
"When I prepare dishes that are based on wild greens and legumes, many of the locals may be offended by the simple ingredients that I use.” Yiannis Tsivourakis
Dec. 2, 2010
Olive Oil Flows at Harvest Time on Crete
A visit to Crete during harvest time is an opportunity to see olive growers and mills at full tilt and to sample the region's flagship olive oil pressed just minutes before.