The Koukakis Group started as a small family business and has been active in the field of olive oil production since 1979 with its first facilities which were located in Chania, Crete. With its well-organized work and guaranteed quality so much in providing professional services as well as top quality olive oil. The name of the company became well established in the field of olive oil and its name has become synonymous with sworn quality, customer service and reliability. Since then, they have always followed the most sophisticated and innovative technology in their field, they have replaced their equipment with state of the art machinery and renovated their facilities which are located on an area of 1500 sq. meters as well as having stainless steel storage chambers which can hold up to 400 tons of olive oil. The company abides with all of the specifications required for producing as well as packaging olive oil which is available for wholesale and retail purchase.
Our next stop will be in the Botanical Park, which is located 18 kilometres outside of the city at the foot of the White Mountains and combines pleasures that only Crete can offer.
An area of about 200 acres awaits you to experience fruit trees from all over the world, herbs, medicinal and ornamental plants in a different park, where the soil and microclimate of the area make it a paradise for hundreds of plants and animals!
This adventure in nature lasts between one and two hours, follows the paths of incredible natural beauty and gives visitor the opportunity to experience the many different plants and trees that thrive in the kilometres of the planted slopes.
The green landscape compliments the lake at the bottom of the park that offers shelter and protection to ducks, geese and other aquatic birds.
No matter what time of the year you plan on visiting the Botanical Park, you will be impressed by the colours, aromas and variety of species.
Finally, you will have the opportunity to complete your experience with an exceptional meal at the parks restaurant. It’s entirely local, organic and seasonal philosophy will be unforgettable!