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Bio Cretan Olive Oil Ltd is a family business (1912) with experience and tradition in olive oil production. It was founded in Heraklion, Crete, with the aim of standardizing and marketing olive oil. It specializes in the trade of two categories of standardized olive oil: extra virgin and organic. The company also produces and markets olive paste, simple and organic, olives and Delicatessen products, which combine extra virgin olive oil with traditional Cretan herbs such as thyme, rosemary, garlic and paprika. All the products of our company are checked for their quality by specialized scientific staff, according to the international and European standards. Critida has been certified by DIO for the standardization and marketing of organic olive oil since 1999 and has been awarded many times for its products by domestic and international organizations. It has developed significant export activities in international markets, such as Germany, Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, China and Japan and every year participates in food and beverage exhibitions both in Greece and abroad. All these years at Critida we have managed to perfectly combine entrepreneurship and innovation with the standardization of olive oil. Through the design and implementation of a comprehensive business plan, we took advantage of new technologies and created ideal conditions for the standardization of our agricultural products.
TOUR AND TASTING
Visitors can observe and participate in the process of bottling olive oil as well as the standardization of delicatessen products in conventional or organic olive oil with conventional or organic flavors (thyme, rosemary, basil, oregano, lemon, garlic, pepper) and blending extra virgin olive oil with essential oils (wasabi, chili, blood orange, basil, chocolate, truffle).
From November to late January, one can watch the process of harvesting olives, tour our company’s olive groves, and observe olive oil production in a family-run olive mill in the Messara area.