Olive oil is inextricably linked to the history of Crete and the life of the Cretan people. According to archaeological findings, the olive tree and olive oil were the most important factor of prosperity in Minoan Crete.
Azoria is an archaeological site dating back to the Minoan era and is located in the village of Kavousi in the municipality of Ierapetra. In the Azorias area there are olive groves with monumental Minoan olive trees. Those trees are surrounded by the ancient settlements of Vrontos, Kastro and the village of Kavousi.
Minoan findings have been found in the area, such as an olive press, tools, vessels, jars, and storerooms.