Crete

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.

Aug. 25, 2020

Cretan Producers Unite to Sell Olive Oils Under New Trade Association

The new bloc will promote Cretan olive oil under a common identity with the goals of achieving commercial recognition outside of Greece and gaining a larger market share.

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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.

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.

Feb. 25, 2015

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.

Sep. 10, 2013

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.

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. 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.

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