Our olive groves are located next to the ancient city of Elyros in the rocky, mountainous area of Selino in the prefecture of Chania on the island of Crete, at an altitude of 500 to 700 meters above sea level. Most of them are very difficult to reach, since there are no roads leading 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 four
generations have taught us and respecting what nature generously gives us on this mountain, we treat each one of the trees differently, according to its needs. With an
average height of about 11 meters and some trees reaching 20 meters, and an average age of about 200 years, each tree has a different “personality.” That’s why each one
needs individual attention.
Our ally in this effort is the ideal microclimate of the area: sunny and windy while the trees start to blossom, with cold, rainy days naturally protecting them from disease and feeding them before the harvest.