8th Cretan Olive Oil Competition organized by
Agronutritional Cooperation of Region of Crete in co-operation with

Association of Olive Municipalities of Crete (SEDYK) Cretan Olive Oil Network Exporters Association Of Crete (SEK) Olive Oil Organoleptic Evaluation Lab, A. S. Rethymnon Association Of Olive Oil Labelling Producers Of Crete (SYTEK) Institute of Olive, Subtropical Plants and Vine Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania


Perfecture of Crete and the Agronutritional Cooperation of Region of Crete, in collaboration with all involved authorities of the island organizes the 8th Cretan Olive Oil Competition.

In the competition can participate:

  • Standardization companies
  • Cooperatives,
  • Producers and Producer Groups that are producing bottled and branded Cretan Extra Virgin Olive Oil.


All required documents have can be found here!

Both conventional and organic olive oils can participate.

Evaluation procedure

In all the samples will be carried out chemical analysis before sensory evaluation. In case that we’ll find samples out of specification in accordance with the EU regulation and the IOC, the sample will be excluded from the competition.

Head of Jury Committee are two world-famous scientists with extensive experience in all stages of production and quality assessment of olive oil.


From Greece, Mrs. Effie Christopoulou, panel suvervisor and recognized trainer of the International Olive Council in chemical and organoleptic properties, chemical expert for EU and the IOC.

Coordinator of the competition is the experienced olive oil jury Ms. Eleftheria Germanaki, panel supervisor in the organoleptic Rethymno Laboratory, with multiple appearances in international competitions.

The ten-member jury composed of trained testers and of the four prefectures of Crete, participating in accredited sensory team, have experience in the application of sensory method and have participated as judges in Greek and / or international olive oil competitions.

The competition and all the oils to be awarded, will be published at recognized Greek and foreign media.

For more information please contact Ms. Eleftheria Germanaki in organoleptic EASR Laboratory


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