The Stefanoudakis family in crete produce over 35,000 litres of pure natural golden olive oil every year.

Our collection is handpicked, infused, bottled and marketed by us. 

We would like to assure all of our customers of the highest standards with every bottle because when life gives you olives, “every olive counts”.

At The Olive Architects we design and harvest our single estate extra virgin olive oils

Crete is well known for producing some of the best quality olive oils in the world & our low acidity single estate olive oil has a smooth fresh flavour.

Our aim is to offer a premium quality extra virgin throughout the whole collection with a taste to enhance any dish, whether its meat, fish, risottos, vegetables or simply to dip your bread in to.  Using this as a dressing will take any of your food creations to the next level of superiority with just a drizzle.

The turn around from picking our olives to the cold press is a matter of hours this is done in our village Anoskeli at the local winery, we’re in love with quality olive oils and believe we are connoisseurs in the field.

History & Our Personal Journey

Our olive trees were planted nearly a century ago by my Papou (Grandfather) Manolis Stefanoudakis, with the intention of his 3 Sons each having their own plot of land to harvest and live from the Olive trees, I am the son of his youngest son and I took it upon myself to harvest the olives for the first time with my wife in Autumn of 2017 whilst living in the village and getting married in Crete. We now have an even deeper appreciation of our olive oil and are very passionate of sharing it with you. Our harvesting journey was an unforgettable experience full of challenges, laughter, falls & on completing full of pride.

To share working day in and day out in the garden behind our house in the Cretan mountains is one of our favourite parts of the job