April 20, 2019

We have had a lot of rain in Crete this winter, and the vegetation has grown very quickly everywhere, which is fantastic for us farmers, as well as for flower-lovers!

This is giving me a lot of work, preparing my olive groves until the next harvest in the autumn. Thankf...

March 26, 2019

After the harvest, I leave my trees to rest for a while, and in the middle of the winter, I start to prune them.

I use a compressor-operated system to cut the branches.

We had a lot of rain this winter, which is great for the trees!

But it is taking me much longer to take...

March 9, 2019

Every year, I produce a limited quantity of early-harvest, unfiltered extra virgin olive oil from one of my olive groves.

Fresh from the press, its colour is bright green and it is naturally cloudy because unfiltered. Its flavour is intense and remindful of freshly-cut...

March 8, 2019

Today, I have no fewer than 14 olive groves, scattered around my village, Kamilari.

Some are closer to the Libyan Sea; others, to the Psiloritis mountain. Some are surrounded by lemon and orange groves; others by wild Cretan thyme, sage or origan.

Each of my olive groves...

February 12, 2019

I am very happy to add the gourmet delicatessen store Agrology to my list of distributors in France.

Nathalie and Olivier are the owners of this Parisian store. On top of the SAFIkala olive oil, honey, and many fine Mediterranean products, they have a very good selectio...

December 12, 2017

This year, for the first time, I had a team of friends and family members helping me with the olive harvest for one day so we made it a special event.

I chose the day according to the availability of the team as well as the weather, and it had to be close to the orthodo...

September 4, 2017

I usually start collecting the manure from my farm animals every year at the beginning of September, to place it in my olive groves. I must plan this job according to the seasonal weather forecast, since the trees will mainly benefit from the manure and its naturally r...

August 8, 2017

In a dry year like this year, it is very important to have a good irrigation system to overcome the scarce amount of rain.

Having acquired new pieces of land this year, I recently installed a new irrigation system on them.

Water is one of the most precious gifts nature g...

May 10, 2017

"Wer es einmal probiert hat, ist von der Qualität begeistert"​

"Try it once, and you'll be impressed by its quality", said the shopkeeper about my SAFIkala extra virgin olive oil to the journalist who was interviewing him.

You can read the full original article (in Germa...

March 29, 2017

The SAFIkala olive oil was selected for the OLIO NUOVO DAYS in Paris in January!

Last November, I sent samples of the olive oil of my new harvest to the OLIO NUOVO DAYS committee, which decided to select my olive oil after tasting it. They then submitted it to a panel o...

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