Olive trees and the valuable fruits they yield have been part of Cretan life for more than 3,500 years. Centuries of history form the background of the complex relationship between Cretans, their olive trees and oil.
Olive oil is a pure product of the olive fruit subjected to modifications before it arrives at your table. We see it displayed on the supermarket shelves or sold on line under various names and prices that do not mean much to the consumer.
There are many different varieties of olive trees all over the world which generate olives that vary in color, size, composition and taste. In Greece there is a unique variety, the Koroneiki olive tree that in combination with the Mediterranean climate, produces one of the finest olive oils in the world.