Crete is renowned for its olive oil. Here was found the oldest olive tree in the world, and the production of olive oil was even in ancient times, it was fixed in the Greek myths. Therefore there is nothing surprising in the fact that all countries of the world buying only the Greek oil, because here it is especially tasty and good for health.
Olive oil helps get rid of many diseases, probably thats why the Greeks are famous for their good health :)
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Olive oil is divided into several varieties:
Extra virgin olive oil - the highest category, it is added in the Greek salad.
Fine virgin olive oil - oil first category, it is usually used to prepare vegetables.
You should pay attention on these varieties, they are produced without chemical extraction and quality is guaranteed.
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Olive oil production in Crete is engaged by large companies, and rural residents. In every village you can find the farm production, where you can buy, in addition to oil, soap from olive. It is believed that the oil and soap are the best souvenirs from Crete.
It is worth mentioning a unique place where the oil is produced by the monks - the monastery of Agia Triada, near the city of Chania. Near the monastery there is a small shop, where are various products from olives.
Best oil stored in a dark glass bottle. For transportation is suitable plastic bottle, but on arrival is required to pour the oil in a glass container.
When buying oil look at the date of manufacture. The freshest oil is the most tasty. The production date must not exceed 18 months.
Prices: €8 per liter, the highest category of oil (at the supermarket).
From harvesting to production in the olive mill, and from bottling to a guided olive oil tasting, you can try and learn about every aspect of the Cretan olive oil.Price from 6 euros37
The course is given by a professional in olive oil quality and tasting, with huge international experience in the sector.Price from 65 euros31
You will have a guided tour to the original Vassilakis family olive press and the new modern olive press and have a chance to get know about all of the olive production stages.Price free30
Try the best Greek cheese, which was recognized around the world and brought a small package to your relatives.How much: from 11 euros8Crete
If you want to climb to the entrance of the cave of Zeus, you can ride on a little donkey, which will carry you to the entrance of the cave for a few minutes.How much: from 15 euros17Psychro Cave
Try a simple, but very tasty salad, where the main ingredient is considered to be a real Greek feta, white cheese from sheep's milk.How much: from 4 euros20Crete
Relax on the pebble beach, posing under the rays of the Cretan sun away from the hustle and bustle.How much: free9Glyka Nera Beach
Visit the dark and at the same time the most impressive island of Crete, which has long been a prison for leprosy patients.How much: from 8 euros26The Leper Island Spinalonga
You can rent a catamaran, ride to the middle of the lake and enjoy the warm waters.How much: from 7 euros18Kournas lake
Staying on a halt in the Samaria Gorge, you can feed a mountain goat kri-kri, which is found only in Crete, from your hands.How much: free17Crete
All over Crete, on every corner, particularly juicy figs growing, so you just have to pick them and eat, it is very delicious :)How much: from 4 euros33Crete
Take the necessary equipment with you and have an extreme descent into the cave, trying not to slip on the slippery stones.How much: free11Skotino Cave
Dive in the waters of the Libyan sea from a cliff, which is located inside a cave - dwelling hippies.How much: free8Matala beach
Walk among the ruins of the palace and try to get out of the labyrinth of the Minotaur.How much: from 6 euros20Knossos Palace
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