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Our Forbes Travel Guide editors feel a fine bottle of locally produced olive oil is one of the best things to bring home as a memento of your trip to Crete. Olive oil is more than just food in Crete, where the valleys are filled with family-owned olive groves — it’s a piece of Cretan culture. Locals boast that thanks their island’s strong sunshine, climate and soil their olive oil is not just the best in Greece, but in the world — and they just might be right.
Since extra-virgin olive oil is a key ingredient in the Cretan diet, you’ll find large bottles and small tins of it in markets, shops, grocery stores — just about everywhere.