The vision and philosophy of our company are expressed through its very name: CandiaSoil : the olive oil of the Cretan land. (Candia was the name of Crete during the period of Venetian rule).
Growing up on the island of Crete and working in its olive groves, we have had unique experiences of flavour and tradition that we wish to share with you. For us, olive oil is our culture. It is integrally linked with the history of this land, with its residents’ struggle for survival, with the scents of the island.
Having thought long and hard, we created CandiaSoil and are now in a position to offer the best olive oil produced on the island of Crete. This is not merely an extra virgin olive oil; it is the most authentic olive oil, coming from a single geographical region, and offers unique scent, flavour and healthy properties.
For us, the venture has been an enormous challenge, as we chose to distance ourselves from the modern trend of adapting olive oil as a low-price product at the expense of its quality.
On the contrary, we decided to take a risk and focus our activities on only one kind of olive oil: the best. Our top goal is for the olive oil that will reach your table to be nothing but the natural juice of the olive.
Oi1 organic – Candias Oil
“oi1 organic” olive oil belongs to the “Extra Virgin Olive Oil” category and it is the best organically produced olive oil of each harvest on the island of Crete.
It comes from olive groves where no fertiliser has been used, no spraying has taken place and no processing has been carried out during the crushing of olives and the preservation and bottling of the olive oil.
The extra premium organic olive oil is produced by artisan local producers, certified for producing organic olive oil, and is a single estate olive oil which is why it is available in limited quantities.
It comes exclusively from hand-picked olives of the koroneiki variety cultivated on the Greek island of Crete.
This olive oil is certified by the DIO Organisation, in accordance with Reg. (EC) 834/2007.