Crete

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.

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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.

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.

Oct. 26, 2015

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.

Mar. 25, 2015

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.

Mar. 18, 2015

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.

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.

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