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The World’s Oldest Living Olive Tree is on Crete

Scientists estimate that the olive tree has been in the village of Ano Vouves in Chania for more than 3000 years.

The Four Beautiful Seasons of the Olive Groves of Greece

Olive oil is one of Greece's most historically and culturally significant exports. Throughout the seasons, olive trees change.

Olive Harvesting in Greece: A Connection to the Past

For many people, olive oil is synonymous with Greece. It’s one of the places in the world that are tied inextricably with this tiny seeded fruit. By Savannah Fortis Walking through the old hills of Plaka one finds themselves entangled in...

Discover the Unique Greek Tea Made from Olive Leaves

Since the times of Ancient Greece people used leaves of the Greek olive tree as a folk medicine, which was also brewed as a tea. Today it remains popular, as many believe it stimulates the immune system and can...

Study Finds Greek Kalamata Olives Help Reduce Bad Cholesterol

A study conducted by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens found that  Kalamata olives help reduce bad cholesterol and improve the overall health of people who include them in their diets. Olives are well known for their benefits when...

Greek Olives and Olive Oil Exempt From US Tariffs on EU Goods

Greek olive oil and olives will be exempt from the recent tariffs imposed by the US government on a variety of European Union products, it was announced on Thursday. The Office of the American Trade Representative recently published its full...

Olive Oil, Cheese and Fish Lead to Boom in Greek Exports for 2018

The Panhellenic Exporters Association published new data on Thursday which show a significant increase in Greek food exports between 2017 and 2018. The data show that the products for which Greece has a very strong brand-name played a crucial role...

Historic Olive Grove of Corfu under Threat Due to Illegal Logging

Local authority officials and residents of Corfu have raised the alarm over the gradual destruction of the famous olive grove on the island. The grove; that has up to 500 year old olive trees, that is visited by thousands of...

Greek Exports to the U.S. Higher in 2014

Greek exports to the United States in 2014 rose by almost 10 percent compared to 2013 and exceeded 1 billion dollars, according to the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC). The two main factors that contributed to the rise were the...

Bad Weather Increases the Price of Olives

The British newspaper Daily Mail has an extensive article on its internet page, for the price of olives in Greece. The bad weather in Greece led to shortage in harvest. Sometimes the price of olives rise by 50 percent...