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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.

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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

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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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