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Aug. 7, 2017

'Olive Tree House' Wins 3 Design Awards

The Olive House by Eva Sopeoglou in Greece is turning heads with its innovative and sustainable design which mimics the shadows created by olive trees and brings them indoors.

Jun. 13, 2017

Economic Downturn Spurs Return to Family Farms

In the face of economic hardships, many young Greeks return to work the family olive groves that have been kept in their families for generations.

May. 2, 2017

Greek Olive Oil Producers React to NYIOOC Wins

Producers, marketers, and exporters of this year's best Greek olive oils share what their NYIOOC awards mean to them, how they manage to produce olive oils good enough to earn top honors, and how this fits in with their company philosophies.

Nov. 4, 2016

New Method for Identifying Olive Cultivars

The identification olive cultivars according to the appearance of leaves and fruit is expected to serve as the basis for a phone app and contributions to a new international olive tree database.

Sep. 20, 2016

Greek Farmers Expect Lower Yields as Harvest Nears

The olive fly, a heat wave, and a drought are likely to lead to a reduced production of 200,000 to 250,000 metric tons of olive oil in Greece this year.

Aug. 1, 2016

Greek Olive Branch Sent to Rio to Symbolize Peace in Olympics Opening Ceremony

Branches from the Monumental Olive Tree of Vouves have been used in ceremonies at each summer Olympics since the Athens Games in 2004. The wreath cutting ceremony was accompanied by an ancient dance ritual.

Jul. 3, 2016

Kyriakos Mamidakis, Award-Winning Olive Oil Producer, Dies

Mamidakis ran a large oil and gas company and produced an award-winning olive oil on his family's Estate on Crete.

May. 26, 2016

For Children Visiting Crete, a Free Book on Olive Oil Culture

The Association of Cretan Olive Municipalities and the International Olive Council are offering free copies of two educational books about olive oil to the children of tourists who visit Crete, Greece.

May. 2, 2016

Producers of the Best Greek Olive Oils React to Their NYIOOC Awards

Award-winning Greek producers discuss their reactions to the New York International Olive Oil Competition results and their efforts to produce the best olive oils in the world.

Apr. 16, 2016

Few Greek Olive Oils Shine at 2016 NYIOOC

While twenty took awards at the 2016 New York International Olive Oil Competition, the success rate of Greek olive oils fell far behind the other major producing countries.

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.

Mar. 7, 2016

New York Gala Benefits At-Risk Kids in Greece

The sold-out 'Blue Ball' was billed as a Venetian-style masquerade and casino night.

Feb. 29, 2016

The Art of Olive Oil: Greek Package Designs Draw from Deep Cultural Roots

Greek olive oil producers and their designers are presenting innovative brands and packages inspired by a rich cultural heritage.

Dec. 22, 2015

Problems, Prospects for Greek Olive Oil

Sevitel president Grigoris Antoniadis expects a good year for Greek olive oil, with production and price levels returning to normal. He discusses anticipated changes in taxation that could affect the industry.

Nov. 30, 2015

Politicized Debate in Greece Over Proposed EU Increase in Tunisian Quotas

Greek unionists and politicians have belatedly begun to debate the European Commission (EC) proposal to increase duty-free imports of Tunisian olive oil into the EU.

Nov. 27, 2015

Nikos Michelakis on Olive Oil Pricing, the Tunisian Quota, Education and Advocacy

Nikos Michelakis, a sci­en­tific advi­sor of SEDIK, the Association of Cretan Olive Municipalities, and a for­mer direc­tor of the Olive Institute of Chania, recently dis­cussed the sta­tus of the olive oil sec­tor in Greece with Olive Oil Times. Michelakis said the amount of olive oil to be pro­duced this sea­son at the inter­na­tional, national and local lev­els,

Nov. 20, 2015

High Quality, Average Yield Expected from Greece

Preliminary estimates call for an average output of Greek olive oil with excellent quality.

Nov. 3, 2015

In Greece, Volunteers Provide Olive Oil for Families in Need

Dozens of volunteers in the Athens suburb of Glyfada began harvesting olives from trees growing on public land to provide oil for local residents.

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