Terra Creta, was founded in early 2001, by Cretan visionaries with extensive knowledge and experience in olive oil production and sales.
Our first facility was located in the Souda region of Chania, Crete. From the company’s inception, Terra Creta’s founders focused on increasing exports and, at the same time, sustained a philosophy of corporate stability, consistency and quality, with a deep commitment to the product’s organic and other quality characteristics.
One of the first products produced by the company was the PDO Kolymvari Chania Crete Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This legendary olive oil as been recognized the world over, and the tradition continues today. A need for more advanced and spacious facilities emerged in 2007, due to the rapid increase in demand for our exceptional products
Terra Creta today
Since 2009, we have operated from our new site in the heart of Crete’s most renowned region for olive oil production - Kolymvari, Western Crete. Our state-of-the-art production facilities are equipped with the most modern production lines, high capacity stainless steel tanks, and one of the most advanced olive mills available. We are committed to producing products of unsurpassed quality while adhering to the strictest international safety and cleanliness standards to ensure the complete satisfaction of our customers.
We produce our extra virgin olive oil in several different categories (PDO, PGI, Organic, ultra low acidity etc.) and a variety of packaging (tins, glass bottles, glass spray bottles, etc.) to suit all markets.
At the core of our business is the production and promotion of superior quality extra virgin olive oil from the certified Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) region of Kolymvari, to international consumers around the world.
In order to achieve this demanding goal, we have instituted the strictest international standards, having our Quality and Management System certified by the HACCP, ISO 22000/2005, ISO 9001:2008 and ECOCERT, USDA/NOP,KRAV, IFS, KOSHER while being allocated with the EL-40-027 code by the EU for the production of exclusively Cretan Olive Oil.
From our inception in 2001, our products have been recognized and awarded top prizes for their superb taste and aroma in more than eight International and Greek tasting competitions.
Terra Creta takes great pride in providing important production information to our consumers. In 2006, we launched an innovative on-line traceability system, called the Traceability Tree. By entering a product’s five-digit lot number on our Traceability Tree webpage at www.terracreta.gr, consumers can view detailed information about harvesting dates, quality, bottling and packaging stages. They may even view satellite photographs of the very olive groves where the olives for their specific bottle of olive oil were produced.
Today we apply vertical production procedures, which simply means we closely monitor every aspect of production, from farming to our innovative olive mill and bottling facility.
All Terra Creta Staff
- Possess in-depth knowledge of the product
- Invest love and pride in their work
- Set high-aspiring goals
- Are dynamically driven by the desire to make a difference
The combined experience of the Terra Creta staff in Cretan olive oil production is more than 170 years. Their vast knowledge, expertise and dedication are the very core of the products we produce.
Factory equipment - Installations
Our facilities consists of an innovative olive mill and a modern bottling unit.
All facilities are certified under HACCP, ISO 22000/2005, BIOHELLAS, IFS v.5, KRAV, Ecocert, Cosmos, CO2 balance etc.