Since the era of the Minoan civilization, the inhabitants of Viannos in Crete have been exclusively cultivating olives trees and producing one of the finest olive oils in the world.
Aristotle reports in a text that Thales of Milos, designated the locations in Greece for the cultivation of olive trees
on the basis of astrological observations.
Most of the olives trees in Viannos are perennial; since 1212 AD, when the Venetians populated Crete, they have
maintained their characteristics unchanged, giving us timeless recipes for health and longevity.
The people of Viannos are true olive oil experts.
There are even some “Mantinades”, (traditional Cretan songs) urging the supply of olive oil from the village of Viannos.
This is why the distinction PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) has been awarded to this region.