After whole generations experiencing wars and revolutions, people wanted to create again. They wanted to gather their strength, rebuild their land, carry on with the olive -cultivating tradition and bring the value of their products to every corner of the country, as well as to the rest of the world. Thus, the idea was born, to form a Cooperative for the olive oil producers of Zakros, a land full of olive groves. A true Olive Oil Politeia.
We provide nourishment to people connected to the earth, joy and their best selves. We produce extra virgin olive oil Sitia Lasithiou Kritis P.D.O., bearing the taste and aromatic signature of Zakros. The Historic Good of our land!
Our whole history is built around evolution. Equipment and production processes modernization, strengthening of the local economy and community, exchange of views, cooperation and solidarity, have inspired our business activity. Because evolution is an everyday inspiration added to the....
Agricultural/Credit Cooperative of Zakros is founded. It operates as an olive mill and grants loans to its members, in order for them to meet their cultivation needs.
The first cooperative olive mill with two presses is built.
Modernization of the production line with two centrifugal units.
Expansion with two new ALFA LAVAL units, construction of 500-ton tanks, joint sale of the producers’ olive oil.
Modernization with equity, replacement of decanders with two PIERALISI units, which would operate until 2003.
Construction of new stainless-steel tanks of 230-ton capacity.
Tanks of 360 – ton capacity are added.
New oil mill building, additional 400 – ton tanks, and modern small standardization unit. New centrifugal units. Successful common milling and marketing of olive oil.
Implementation of a sustainable agricultural production model of quality, supported by science. Continuous training and equipment modernization.
The Cooperative has 500 active members-producers, employs permanent and seasonal staff and is governed by a five-member elected Board of Directors.
Today, 500 producers benefit from the modernized production and standardization facilities of their Cooperative. Dedicated to rational agriculture, they sustainably produce one of the best extra virgin olive oils in the world. This is their story.
of the Koroneiki variety in the area of Zakros
Along with their families, they grow quality food for everyone.
Of continuous olive cultivation from the time of the Minoans.
Our extra virgin olive oil meets all the quality specifications of the beloved P.D.O. Sitia, bearing the unique signature of the aromas of Zakros.
Nature is our partner and quality our utmost priority, from the beginning of production to its end. We are constantly investing in training and process improvement, so that the best natural olive juice reaches your table, in the best possible way.
Zakros ADELΦΟS, Sitia Lasithiou Kritis P.D.O. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is delicate, medium fruity, flexible in cooking, rich in unsaturated fats. It’s more than a friend ... it's family!