My motherland, Crete, has produced the liquid gold of olive oil for centuries, using many of the same simple methods over time. After studying in France and working on European projects as an economist in Athens, I moved to Crete in 2009. Here I found the simple way of life, Cretan hospitality, a paradise on earth, my husband and my daughter. Now, I work for the Region of Crete (the local government) in the Agrifood sector.
Having fallen in love with the Cretan landscape, the flavor of extra virgin olive oil, and the ancient olive trees, I started learning about olive oil quality in 2013. As this became my passion, I attended seminars and tasting sessions. In 2019, I started the “Oliving in Crete” project, offering olive oil tours and tastings in monumental olive groves. My goal is to present olive oil not as a merely local product, but as a part of Greek culture and history. In that way, I wish to connect the high quality olive oils of Crete, the way to explore the correct taste and olive oil value with the place you visit!