Ancient Olive Tree Azorias

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In the ancient settlement of Kavoussi, at the location “Azoria” of the Municipality of Ierapetra, thrives an ancient olive tree that stands as a witness of the past. This ancient olive tree, with its trunk bearing the signs of centuries, is an element of the area’s rich heritage. The maximum diameter of the trunk is 4.9 meters, and the circumference is 14.20 meters. Based on the method of annual rings, it is estimated that the tree was planted between 1350 and 1100 BC.

In 2004, it was decided that the first winner of the Women’s Marathon at the Athens Olympic Games would be crowned with a wreath from this olive tree.

This tree is part of the living history of the region, bearing witness to the beginnings of olive cultivation in Crete. It is an important symbol of the local community and a source of inspiration for visitors who admire it. Its presence reminds us of the importance of preserving nature and cultural heritage.

This excursion is an activity that the whole family can enjoy together. Children can learn about nature and history, while parents can enjoy the experience and share this unique moment with their children.

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