Welcome to Olive Oil Politeia

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Our Cooperative is evolving and sharing with friends the results of unison. Of the historical legacy of our land.

A cooperative is basically a business of a strong social character, which, in order to succeed, requires a main component. Solidarity. The Agricultural Cooperative of Zakros, is more than an association of olive growers for the better production, management and trade of the Extra Virgin Olive Oil of our region. It is our very land. It’s who we are.

Olive growing in Zakros has kept on for millennia, dating back to our Minoan ancestors. The Minoans would use Zakros as the administrative center and base of their legendary merchant fleet. Olive oil was one of their main goods exported throughout the Mediterranean and the olive tree was a source of prosperity. A whole civilization was developed around this sacred tree.