1 November, 2019

The harvesting of the olive fruit for olive oil production, a process dating years ago to the Minoan civilization, has begun.
Numerous findings have been discovered in Minoan palaces and oil mills such as crushed olive stones, clay pots for its storage etc

How vital the harvesting of olives was for the Minoan civilization can be understood from the fact that it had been worshiped. Is depicted as a “sacred” tree in innumerable frescoes. The olive tree was considered to be a symbol of eternity and olive branches were considered purifying symbols.

Olive oil production continues to be the most dynamic sector of our national economy and agriculture. Cretan olive oil offers significant benefits to human health and well-being ranking it amongst the highest quality in the world.