Recipe: Greek Christmas bread - Christopsomo

There is no better bread to bake for the holiday season than this delicious Greek Christmas Bread - Christopsomo, a slightly sweet, light, buttery bread, infused with cinnamon, orange and cloves, all the warm flavours of Christmas.
The Christmas boats are made of paper or wood, decorated with small, colorful lamps and a few, simple ornaments.
They are usually placed near the outer door or by the fire and the bow should always point to the interior of the house.
With golden objects or coins placed in it, the ship symbolizes a full load of riches reaching one’s home.
And the Christmas boat is making inroads into mainland Greece.
It has a lovely melt in your mouth texture, and is a great bread to make to have for Christmas breakfast or as a snack, whatever your religion. Christopsomos in Greek literally means Christ's bread.

Ηθη και έθιμα των Χριστουγέννων στην Ελλάδα

Το τάισμα της βρύσης …
Στην Κεντρική Ελλάδα τα μεσάνυχτα της παραμονής των Χριστουγέννων γίνεται το "τάισμα" της βρύσης. Πηγαίνουν τα μεσάνυχτα ή προς τα χαράματα οι κοπέλες στην πιο κοντινή βρύση και παίρνουν το αμίλητο νερό, αφού αφήσουν προηγουμένως εκεί βούτυρο, τυρί, ή ψημένο σιτάρι ή κλαδί ελιάς".
Ηθη και έθιμα των Χριστουγέννων στην Ελλάδα

Merry Christmas! Καλά Χριστούγεννα!

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.
From Crete with love - CretaVita
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas. From Crete with love - CretaVita

Πολλές ευχές για χαρούμενα Χριστούγεννα με υγεία και αγάπη.
Ευχόμαστε Καλά Χριστούγεννα και καλές γιορτές όλους!
Από την Κρήτη με αγάπη - CretaVita

CretaVita: Ιστορικό

Η εταιρεία CretaVita έχει μακρά και πλούσια ιστορία στην παραγωγή, εμπορία, μεταποίηση και τυποποίηση ποιοτικών αγροτικών προϊόντων. 
Η αρχή έγινε εδώ και 25 χρόνια με την παραγωγή και εμπορία σταφυλιών για την παραγωγή κρασιού.


Στη δυναμική της εταιρείας προστέθηκε μια σύγχρονη μονάδα παραγωγής extra παρθένου ελαιολάδου από τις ελιές που παράγονται στην ευρύτερη περιοχή της Μεσαράς.

Greek Mythology: Athena And Olive Tree

In Greek religion and mythology, Athena or Athene (/əˈθiːnə/ or /əˈθiːniː/; Attic: Ἀθηνᾶ, Athēnā or Ἀθηναία, Athēnaia; Epic: Ἀθηναίη, Athēnaiē; Ionic: Ἀθήνη, Athēnē; Doric: Ἀθάνα, Athānā), also referred to as Pallas Athena/Athene (/ˈpæləs/; Παλλὰς Ἀθηνᾶ; Παλλὰς Ἀθήνη), is the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. 

Athena Parthenos a sculpture of the Greek goddess Athena,
made by Phidias Read more 
Athena is also a shrewd companion of heroes and is the goddess of heroic endeavour. She is the virgin patroness of Athens. The Athenians founded the Parthenon on the Acropolis of her namesake city, Athens (Athena Parthenos), in her honour. [1]

Athena was a goddess in the Aegean in the Minoian and Mycenaean period. A-ta-na-po-ti-ni-ja (Mistress Athena) is referred to in the Knossos [Linear B text V 2, cited by linguist John Chadwick. T].

What Does Good Olive Oil Taste Like?

A good extra-virgin olive oil will exhibit fruitiness; in fact, it is the minimum criterion for the IOC to consider an olive oil for the extra-virgin grade.

First drops of fresh Olive Oil at CretaVita mill @2013
First drops of fresh Olive Oil at CretaVita mill @2013
What, exactly, is fruitiness?

The 20 inspiring travel quotes

Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Греческое оливковое масло, остров Крит - Griechische Olivenöl - Huile d'olive vierge extra - Aceite de oliva virgen extra - Maslinovo ulje iz Grčke - Olio Extra Vergine di Oliva - Έξτρα Παρθένο Ελαιόλαδο Κρήτης
Valley of our olives, Asimi , Crete island

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain

Lets Get To Know Each Other

Our company has a long and rich history in the production, processing,  packaging and trade  of quality agricultural products.
The beginning was made 25 years ago with the production and trade of grapes to produce wine.

CretaVita supply in the Greek and international market a wide range of Cretan quality products with high nutritional value.

   In the dynamics of the company was added a modern production unit for extra virgin olive oil from olives by the wider region of Messara.

The Monumental Olive Tree of Vouves - Natural Heritage Monument

Crete  is  one  of  the  first  potential  regions  where locals  found  ways  to  domesticate  the  wild  olive  tree  during  the  prehistoric  period. Crete  remained  an important olive  oil  production  region  through  those  centuries.

The Monumental Olive Tree of Vouves, Crete Island Olive Oil
The Monumental Olive Tree of Vouves
The Olive Tree Museum of Vouves is ideally located next to the Monumental Olive Tree of Vouves, the oldest olive tree in the world, which is visited by approximately 20.000 people every year from all over the world.

Philosophy And Olives From Greece

Collected Olives , Crete Island . Production Olvie Oil

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. ~ Aristotle ~
Γνωρίζοντας τον εαυτό σου, είναι η αρχή όλης της σοφίας. ~Αριστοτέλης ~
Poznavati sebe je početak svake mudrosti. ~ Aristotel ~

There are no better places to contemplate the very roots of Western Civilization than a sun-drenched outdoor taverna on a Greek island. 
And invariably when you do so and ponder Plato or Socrates and the philosophy of life, you will be sitting at a simple table adorned with the very same nectar that first lubricated these minds and stirred their souls: clean and pure fresh-pressed golden Greek olive oil.

Greece We collected olives. We are producing  Olive Oil

I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. - Plutarch

Δεν χρειάζομαι έναν φίλο που αλλάζει όταν αλλάζω και ποιος γνέφει όταν νεύμα? Σκιά μου κάνει αυτό πολύ καλύτερα. - Πλούταρχος.

Success is dependent on effort. - Sophocles

"Η επιτυχία εξαρτάται από την προσπάθεια." - Σοφοκλής.

Welcome To CretaVita Blog

CretaVita  - Extra virgin olive oil first cold pressing. Place of Origin: Crete Island, Greece. Supplier: Aggelidakis.S.A.   Business: Export, Manufacture, Wholesale, Retail.

CretaVita  - Extra virgin olive oil first cold pressing.
Place of Origin: Asimi, Crete Island, Greece.
Supplier: Aggelidakis.S.A.  
Business: ProductionExport, Wholesale, Retail  - Natural Cretan Products.

The “CretaVita” is the crown of brands as regards the products of high quality and nutritional value produced in the Cretan land.

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