Olives and olive oil were the foundation of the Cretan economy. The Minoan villa in Vathypetro, near archances, in the province of Heraklion, dates back to about 1500 BC and includes a stone oil press.
Some experts maintain that a press in Phaistos is even older. Even today, two-thirds of the island's cultivable land is put to olives.
Olive farming in Crete remains based mainly on small traditional family owned plantations with a central community processor. Strict disciplines ensure that the olives are healthy, picked at the optimum moment, and delivered to the processors at the end of each day's harvesting. Koroneiki oils are noted for their fruitness and their stability, which means that they keep their flavor and freshness a longtime. The Greeks themselves consume more olive oil than any other nation with this olive oil, you can taste why.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
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