The Cretan Olive

A visit to the historic olive manufacturers, whom are responsible for the world famous olive production of Crete, brings you close to the origins of this unique cuisine. The olive tree is one of the oldest human-cultivated crops, proof of which dates back to 4000 BC. In October and November the rich smell of olives permeates the island. The olive oil of Crete is renowned as the best in the world and the neighboring village of Galini won a top gourmet prize in 2007 for its oil.