Apr. 9, 2024

The Farm-to-Table Restaurant Bringing the Cretan Diet Back in Vogue

The owner and managers of Peskesi are working to reintroduce the Cretan diet to locals and tourists alike.

Mar. 19, 2024

Registration of Kalamata Olives as Intellectual Property Renews Controversy in Greece

The registration of the Kalamata table olive PDO from Messenia with WIPO will restrict the term's use by table olive producers in Greece, re-igniting an ongoing debate.

Feb. 19, 2024

A Dismal Harvest Concludes in Greece

With the country’s olive oil production almost halved compared to last year, record prices at origin have shaped a market searching for equilibrium.

Jan. 29, 2024

In Search of Chill: Cool Nights Needed for Olive Trees in Greece

After warm spells decimated their harvests, producers in Greece are hoping for cool temperatures during critical growing stages this time around.

Jan. 16, 2024

The Olive Tree and the Rise of Athens

The story of the divine competition for Athens reflects the ancient Greeks' reverence for wisdom, strategy and life's practical needs.

Jan. 2, 2024

Greece to Provide Work Permits to 30,000 Migrants to Curb Labor Shortage

By easing vetting procedures for migrants already in the country, Athens plans to increase the agricultural workforce.

Sep. 18, 2023

Storms in Greece Flood Olive Groves, Damage Trees

Heavy rain and hailstorms swept across Greece, damaging olive trees ahead of the upcoming harvest and raising concerns over the spread of disease.

Sep. 6, 2023

Award-Winning Greek Producer Nurtures Soil Health and Patrini Olives

Spiridon Anangnostopoulos of Ranis has used his expertise to create the ideal soil substrate for his olive trees, bringing a local olive variety out of obscurity.

Aug. 29, 2023

No Respite in Greece as Wildfires Incinerate Ancient Olive Groves in Makri

Wildfires continue to wreak havoc in rural Greece, partially destroying the traditional Makri olive grove and leaving local producers in despair.

Aug. 24, 2023

Olive Oil Prices Soar in Greece

The shortage of olive oil stocks in Europe and domestic inflation are pushing prices to new heights.

Aug. 14, 2023

Unprecedented Heat Sparks More Wildfires Across Greece

Around 4,500 hectares of olive groves have been burned in wildfires across the country. The government promises aid, but farmers want something else.

Aug. 7, 2023

In Greece, Olive Oil Remains Absent from Restaurant and Tavern Tables

The use of bulk olive oil in cruets for customer consumption has been banned in eateries since 2018. However, sealed, non-refillable bottles have failed to replace them.

Jul. 31, 2023

Olive Oil Producers in Greece Brace for Steep Production Decline

Warm weather, low fruition levels and the emergence of the fruit fly pose significant challenges to olive oil producers towards the next harvesting season.


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.

Nov. 30, 2022

Greek Prime Minister Pledges to Restore Amfissa Olive Grove

Konstantinos Mitsotakis said that 60,000 olive trees will be planted in Amfissa. New initiatives are being planned to add value to its olives and olive oil.

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.

Oct. 27, 2022

Meet an Award-Winning Producer Promoting Greek Oils in Berlin

Amadeus Tzamouranis is connecting German consumers with olive oil producers in Kalamata.

Oct. 17, 2022

Greece Hails Strong Presence in U.S. Table Olive Market as Exports Rise

Greece ranked second among table olives exporters to the United States in the first half of 2022 but received the highest prices.

Sep. 29, 2022

Promising Signs of a Robust Harvest in Greece

Contrary to other main European producers, Greece expects a substantial increase in its harvest yield. However, significant challenges could hamper the final tally.

Sep. 21, 2022

Greece Again Adds Kalamata Olives to National List of Plant Varieties

All Greek producers of Kalamon olives will be able to sell them as Kalamata olives. Producers in Messenia argue it will devalue their PDO certification.

Sep. 6, 2022

Bulk Exports from Greece Help Fuel the Italian Olive Oil Industry

Exporters would earn more with branded products, however, entering the Italian market requires resources beyond the reach of many small Greek producers.