Crete, the blessed island.

"The olive is a symbol, a very strong tree; it lives for centuries..."

A basic and valuable ingredient of the Mediterranean diet, olive oil has Crete as one of its primordial places of origin. The olive tree that has been a symbol for Greece and the Mediterranean has cast deep roots in the fertile soil of the island. The ideal climate and soil for the cultivation of olive through time made olive farming an integral part of the island's agricultural economy.

The Cretan diet, which is recognized today as a standard for the Mediterranean diet, also linked to health and longevity, has the taste of olive oil.