The main variety is Tsounati. It’s rare olive tree and has its “roots” from Minoan times while some trees in the area being monumental. Mostly these trees grow native around the rocks and being preserved throw the years as the height and climate makes it ideal growing.
Secondary variety is koroneiki. Mostly was cultivated a century before and surprisingly grow among Tsounati.
These olive trees survived the wars as the villagers protected them more than their homes, become part of their lifes and grow generations creating the healthy lifestyle of Crete the Mediterranean diet. Both varieties now days, give us an olive juice high in polyphenols and full of mountain aromas.