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Cretan Olives products belong to the highest quality category “Extra Virgin” and consist of 100% produce from Crete, Greece.
Quality plays a decisive role in the taste and the health benefits of olive oil. This is why the consumer must be able to distinguish between the various types of quality and make his or her choice accordingly.

The special geo- climatic conditions of Crete and, in particular, the sun-drenched days of summer and autumn, along with the proper application of local research, not to mention the love of the Cretans for the olive tree and its oil, have all culminated in a spectacular quality of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

We can offer you our products in the following varieties:

Quality

Packaging

Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Acidity < 0,4)

250 ml. Glass Bottle

Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Acidity < 0,4)

500 ml. Glass Bottle

Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Acidity < 0,4)

750 ml. Glass Bottle

Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Acidity < 0,4)

1 Liter Glass Bottle

Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Acidity < 0,4)

Bulk Flex container shipment


We export our products on a global level in 20 or 40 feet containers or Bulk Flexi tank containers for customers interested in bulk order. The container data for the bottled products are as following:

PVolume 1 literglass bottles 750 ml glass bottles 500 ml glass bottle 250 ml glass bottle
Pieces per box 12 12 12 12
Boxes/Palletes 60 60 95 168
Boxweight (Kg.) 18,395 14,705 10,21 5,975
Pallet weight 1100 900 970 1000

Factors favouring quality

Olive oil as it is produced on Crete today has excellent quality characteristics. Its acidity is extremely low and its organoleptic characteristics (flavour, aroma) are excellent. Thus a quite large percentage of Cretan olive oil in the order of 85-95%, depending on annual conditions, is placed in the highest quality category of EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL The corresponding figures for olive oils from other olive oil producing countries is today considerably lower



Its excellent organoleptic characteristics, in other words the unparalleled flavour and exceptional aroma of Cretan olive oil, is certainly due to the high levels of sunshine and the dry climate which prevails in most areas of the island, particularly during the autumn and winter period when the oil is formed in the fruit.
Nonetheless, achievement of the top quality of Cretan olive oil is also contributed to and assisted by the diligent cultivation of producers and effective combating of the olive fly in conjunction with proper and rapid harvesting.

Shortening the period of time between harvesting and pressing and the high conditions of cleanliness of the olive fruit from the olive plantation to the olive press are also considered to be important technical factors which contribute decisively to improving quality.
Shortening the time from harvesting to pressing, which over recent years has reached just 1-2 days, is a Greek success which is due, in addition to mechanizing of harvesting using small olive collection devices, too to the large number of modern high capacity olive presses which exist on Crete which manage to process almost all olives received each day.

International Recognition of Quality

The quality of extra virgin olive oil produced on Crete has been officially recognized by international organizations, leading scientists and specialist tasters.
However, practical acknowledgement of the quality lead of Cretan olive oil is demonstrated by the demand for it and its supply to major international, and in particular Italian, processing industries which absorb almost all production each year in order to produce their own oil.
Moreover, Cretan olive oil has also been awarded a plethora of international prizes and other acknowledgments in official international and global contests.
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