Greece

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.

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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.

Mar. 11, 2022

Crisis Spurred Spartan Olive Oil to Forge a Brighter Future

After the 2008 financial crisis, a Greek-American returned to their homeland to breathe new life into a centuries-old olive oil culture.

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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.

Sep. 29, 2021

Book Lays Out Best Practices for Olive Oil Production in Greece

In his third book, Vasilios Frantzolas dispels production myths still prevalent in Greece.

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.

Aug. 4, 2021

Greece Requests Aid for Expected Drop in Olive Oil and Table Olive Production

Some olive-producing regions in Greece are expecting yields to fall by 70 to 90 percent after a year of erratic weather conditions.

Aug. 2, 2021

Researchers Seek Better Understanding of Olive Drupe Development

By studying the molecular and physiological profiles of the drupes during the stages of development, researchers hope to optimize olive oil and table olive production.

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Jan. 20, 2021

Harvest Winds Down in Greece with Mixed Results

Good quality and mediocre quantity characterize the 2020 season in Greece, as the pandemic continues its reign of challenges and uncertainties for producers.

Dec. 22, 2020

Producers in Greece Adapt to Challenging Harvest

Greek producers have shown resourcefulness in dealing with the exceptional challenges of the 2020 harvest, supported by their knowledge of the industry and their clients.

Dec. 9, 2020

Greek Painter Dedicates Athens Mural to the History of Olive Oil Production

In his latest work, Stelios Faitakib seeks to show the long and storied history of Greek olive oil production through a uniquely Greek medium.

Nov. 18, 2020

Second Wave of Covid Hampers Harvest in Greece

A newly-imposed lockdown has brought Greece to a standstill and created a logistical nightmare for olive growers. Some health experts believe the start of the harvest is partly responsible for the spread of the virus.

Oct. 27, 2020

Prices Open Higher in Greece Amid Shortage of Laborers

Early seasonal prices have reached €3.80 per kilo while the lack of foreign workers has prevented some harvesting activities in Greece.

Oct. 12, 2020

The Mindful Production Behind an Award-Winning Greek Producer

For three generations the Gyftakis family has crafted extra virgin olive oil in one of the most fertile regions of Greece. Over time, they have learned to let nature take its course and attentively reap its rewards.

Oct. 5, 2020

Greece Pledges €126M Aid to Olive Oil Producers for Pandemic-Related Losses

Around 145,000 beneficiaries of the program are expected to receive €300 per hectare of olive grove if the plan receives approval from the European Commission.

Oct. 1, 2020

Forging a Future for Olive Oil Production on Corfu

Apostolos Porsanidis-Kavvadias is following in the footsteps of his grandfather, returning to Corfu to revitalize the family olive grove and the island’s olive oil sector.

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