Thrapsano lies approximately halfway into Crete’s District of Heraklion, on a semi-mountainous area.
The quality traits of the olive oil the Thrapsano Agricultural Olive Oil Producers Cooperative produces are interwoven not only with the olive tree varieties cultivated in the area (Psilolia and Koroneiki); the soil’s composition; and the area’s
climate, but also with the way the olive fruit is harvested and then processed (via the joint extraction method).
As a result, the olives yield an olive oil that has a pale green tint, a pleasing bittersweet taste, and a fruity aroma.
"Laini", the Thrapsano PDO olive oil, has been designated by the European Union as a product worthy of the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) label.
The olive oil’s quality is certified according to ISO 9001-2008.
It is cultivated in compliance with the standards governing Integrated Crop Management systems (ICMs) and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and has been certified in
accordance to AGRO 2.1. & 2.2.
Our olive crop management system and bottling practices are carried out following the EN ISO 22000:2005, ISO 22005:2007 standards.