ἔ.thoς of Crete was founded upon the heritage of our ancestors, vigorous passion for the Cretan land and relentless pursuit of excellence.
Through six generations of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cretan Herbs and Cretan Honey producers, invaluable knowledge was acquired and an everlasting bond with our tradition was formed.
The vision is straightforward; to share with everyone these treasures, these gifts, that have been a part of the Cretan lifestyle throughout the eons and the source of the world renowned Cretan people’s strong health and longevity.
Ethos’ lands are the same lands where the ancient people of Gortyna, one of the earliest Cretan towns, cultivated the first European olive trees and extracted the first olive oil, thousands of years ago.
Just beneath the breath-taking Asterousia mountains, in the Messara valley, are located the “ἔ.thoς of Crete” olive trees. For their cultivation, the most modern techniques are applied and specialized technologies are used. This extra virgin olive oil is classified as early harvest due to the olive oil production that starts when the trees have a fruit that is green.
The particular microclimate of the area, the collection techniques, the fresh air that benefits each stage of the production, the continuous monitoring during the production of olive oil, the cold pressing extraction (T<27 °C) and the valuable advisory support of the certified taster and olive oil consultant Odisseas Vlahavas, result in the creation of an extra virgin olive oil of very low acidity, with complex aromas of freshly-cut grass, tree leaves, tomato and fig, citrus flowers and notes of herbs that give a balanced profile of aroma and taste.