So we won’t repeat ourselves here when we’ll write:
that the Crete island is the third world oil producer, even if it’s true.
That the most widespread Koroneikiest variety of olive in Crete is just excellent.
That the Cretan salad is characterized by an addition of: feta cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, black olives, red onion, lemon juice and oregano, and of course with the must: some olive oil.
That there’s no way to drive in Crete without being confronted with producers of that island nectar.
And thus at the Kolymbari’s open market ( the Fridays mornings) you will just have a real choice in meeting local producers selling their own products, their olives…
Obviously we went with that and after having received a little tasting (in the plastic bottle stopper…) we bought our bottle. Or to be precise, we lived the market with a mineral water bottle filled up with that delicious olives oil.
Here everything is direct and simple and the little producer will not try to sell you a bottle with a logo, an effigy or a company name…but uses what he’s got under his hand and which altogether is practical of use for him as for you.
Thus you obtain a product of quality, not expensive, full of authenticity and taste.
Our tip: If you’ve got one free Friday morning , go ahead and get some benefits in that proximity with these really charming producers. And…it’s just about ten minutes drive from Odihogavalo; so just let it be !