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Celebrate the Traditional Olive Harvest in Crete

Did you know that there are 30 million olive trees on Crete, which produces more olive oil than all of the Greek islands and mainland combined? The olive harvesting season has begun for Cretan producers. The tradition of harvesting olives begins in late October/early November and usually continues until mid-January. The history of olive cultivation in Crete dates at least back to the Minoans and thanks to its bounty, the olive tree was revered as a sacred gift from the Gods.

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