Olive Cultivation

Olive tree seems to be the basic product of the island overtime and Amari becomes one of the most important olive oil production areas of Crete, both in extend and in product quality. The whole Amari valley and the mountainsides are covered by ancient olive trees that constitute one of the most traditional olive grow in Crete,. This olive grow is called ”Ampadia” and also produces the famous ”Ampadia Throumpa”, a fine kind of edible olive with Recognition of Protected Designation of Origin (P.D.O.), according to ministerial dicision.