Greece

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.

Sep. 6, 2022

Chalkidiki Table Olives Hit by Hail Ahead of Harvest

Hail on the Chalkidiki peninsula damaged up to 20 percent of the region’s olives, incurring an estimated €1.8 million in damages.

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Aug. 23, 2022

Monogram Cultivates Success Through Teamwork in Greece

The four young co-founders of Monogram used their professional backgrounds to found an award-winning olive oil brand in Kalamata.

Aug. 10, 2022

An Olive Tree Garden of Peace is Innagurated on Crete

The grove comprises 21 olive varieties from countries around the world. Its creators hope it fosters a sense of peace and community among olive-producing nations.

Aug. 2, 2022

The Bid to Boost Olive Oil Quality on Crete

The island’s olive oil sector is looking to implement modern cultivating methods and production practices to improve quality and add value.

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Jun. 22, 2022

Greek Court Rules in Favor of Olive Producers of Messenia

The court ruled that only Messenian producers can use the term ‘Kalamata Olives’ to market their Kalamon olives.

Jun. 17, 2022

Greek Producers Enjoy Another Triumphant Showing in World Competition

Despite a challenging harvest season, producers, farmers and bottlers from across Greece combined to earn a total of 79 awards at the 2022 NYIOOC.

May. 20, 2022

Oleotourism Begins to Sprout in Greece

Mill tours, virtual harvests and high-profile tasting events are becoming increasingly common in Greece.

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.

Apr. 26, 2022

A Bittersweet Harvest Season for Greek Producers

Olive oil of high quality, medium quantity and average prices with increased production costs amid adverse weather were the main characteristics of the harvesting season in Greece.

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.

Mar. 16, 2022

Greeks Follow a Hybrid Mediterranean Diet, Researchers find

Greeks mostly adhere to the diet's standards with the addition of red meat and snacks.

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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.

Jul. 8, 2021

As Canadian Olive Oil Market Grows, Greek Exporters Fall Behind

While olive oil consumption increases in the wealthy North American country, the share belonging to Greek olive oil has remained stagnant.

Jun. 29, 2021

Producers Across Greece Continue to Celebrate NYIOOC Triumphs

Winners from Greece continue to share their enthusiasm for their record number of NYIOOC awards, a sign that the Greek olive oil sector is alive and well.

Jun. 22, 2021

Producers from Peloponnese Shine at NYIOOC World Competition

The record success of Greek producers at the 2021 NYIOOC was partially driven by exceptional performances from producers on the southwestern Peloponnese peninsula.

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. 4, 2021

Producers in Greece Generate Electricity with Olive Mill Wastewater

Producers can save money and be more sustainable by shipping olive mill wastewater to local biogas production plants.

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.

Apr. 16, 2021

Wild Edible Vegetables, a Hidden Gem of Greek Cuisine

Organic and always served with olive oil, wild veggies are a staple dish in Greece and a source of vitamins and nutrients.

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