Our groves are located next to the ancient city of Elyros, in the rocky mountain area of Selino – Chania – Crete ,at an altitude from 500 to 700 meters, that mostly are very difficult to reach while no roads leads to them.
Cultivation and harvesting are extremely challenging due to the morphology of the ground and the size of the trees. Following the traditional ways that more than 4 generations teached us and respecting what this mountain nature generously give us, we treat each one of the trees with different way due to its needs. In an average high of about 11 meters per tree while some of them reach the height of 20 meters, and an average age of about 200 years old, each tree has a different “Personality” and that’s why we have to treat them separately.
Our ally to this effort, is the ideal microclimate of the area. Sunny and windy while the trees start to blossom and cold – rainy days naturally protecting them from disease and feeding them, before harvesting.