Eliva was created by people born and raised in Crete with more than 30 years experience in Extra Virgin Olive oil production and trade
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Bio Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Olives, Honey, Bio tradional herbs
You can order our products directly in our online-shop
World of olive oil
Our green gold is a traditional product
Recipes with olive oil
Our recipes are recommended by Mrs. Lambraki
World of olive tree
The Olive tree has always held an eminent position in ancient Greek historie
Olive oil from Crete
Crete is a blessed land. One visit is enough to enchant you, make you want to return and perhaps even settle down on the island. And this is what the Olive Tree did once it arrived to Crete from Mesopotamia around 7500 years ago. The island's moderate Mediterranean climate, its plentiful waters and unique soil were ideal for this noble tree and its precious fruit. And this is how the Olive Tree set roots in Crete.
The Extra Virgin Cretan Olive Oil is one of the best in the world: delicious, nutritious and very healthy. It has been produced for many millennia in Crete, in ways that have hardly changed from the ancient times. In an era that cheap fast food, genetically modified foods, hybrids and preservatives have taken over our diet, we offer the Cretan olive oil, a product that is 100% natural. It is so much more than a flavorful food; its properties render it suitable as a preservative, a cosmetic, a burning fuel, for pharmaceutical purposes and many other things.
This is the reason why, since antiquity and without pause to our days, it has been used as a symbol and as a holy substance in all types of religious rituals. The Olive Tree, the Olive as its fruit and Olive Oil, have held an important role in all aspects of the history, the economy, the culture and mostly the daily life of Crete.
If you visit the small villages of Chania, the people will offer you this same olive oil, from their own production, with freshly baked country-style bread and olives, under the Cretan sun, next to the amazing beaches with the emerald waters, nearby the impressive gorges and mountains.
Unfortunately, in order to enjoy everything Crete has to offer, you must travel all the way here. But thanks to Eliva, the Olive Oil Extra Natives comes to your door, wherever you may be!