Crete

May. 3, 2022

Campaign in Crete Urges Hospitality Establishments to Choose Local Olive Oils

Officials and olive oil professionals on the island want to encourage food entrepreneurs to use locally-produced olive oil in taverns, restaurants and hotels.

Mar. 25, 2022

The Cretan Producer Who Leaves Nothing to Chance

Terra Creta combines millennia-old traditions with modern technology to produce sustainable and award-winning olive oil on the Aegean Sea.

Dec. 16, 2021

Harvest Unfolds with Mixed Results in Greece

A modest yield is expected in most of the producing regions of the country, with many producers pinning their hopes on quality.

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Dec. 7, 2021

Producers on Crete Look to DNA Analysis to Add Value

Local producers have joined forces with scientists In Chania, Crete, to identify, analyze and transfer the DNA identity of olive oil from the field to the bottle, achieving authenticity and traceability for their local products.

Nov. 8, 2021

Heavy Downpours Dampen Harvest Outlook in Greece

Many producing regions, especially in the western part of the country, were hit with a deluge that some farmers say is becoming more common.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

Aug. 9, 2010

Accidental Olive Farmers

John Dunn left a high-pressure sales job to run a business with an old friend renting villas on Crete. Life changed again when they unwittingly struck oil among the olive groves.

Jul. 2, 2010

Crete On The Half Shell

Byron Ayanoglu found that olive picking on Crete, while hard work, has elements of fun and celebration.

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