2 Ιαν 2016

Cretan Olive Oil a centuries-old tradition (video)




A great visual trip to the olive groves of Crete full of memories, emotions, and soul of Greece

Nobel laureate Greek poet Elytis, once said: «If breakups Greece, at the end you will see to left an olive tree, a vine and a boat»


The blessed place of Crete, produces from the era of the Minoa and even earlier olive oil.

Legend says that this golden liquid was the main food of Zeus, when he lived in the Ideon Andron
Courites (local ancient bodyguards) were provided it to him.



When we think about olive oil the first thing comes into our mind is olives and mediterranean cuisine.
Here in Crete we are very lucky to be in the heart of the mediterranean and share an island which has a history dating back to the Minoan civilization. There are stone mortars and presses used for olive oil extraction that date back to 5000 BC.

The olive tree was a particularly important symbol for the ancient Greeks. It was connected to their diet and their religion. It was considered also as symbol of peace, wisdom and victory.