What does an olive tree and UNESCO have in common?

03/11/2015

Just 10km from the tiny fishing village of Mochlos is the Azorias site, where a truly special site can be seen: an olive tree 3250 years old, dating from the times that the Minoans lived on the island.

Recognized by the Association of Cretan Olive Municipalities (SEDIK) as “monumental”, the United Nation’s UNESCO Monuments are considering adding it to their list.

The knotted and wizened old tree is truly a sight to behold and a wonderful opportunity for parents and kids to share a real link to the past—make a day trip to see a tree that predates Christianity and enjoy the traditional villages that dot the mountains in this part of Crete!

Photo: www.mochlos.eu

Photo: www.mochlos.eu

Photo: www.mochlos.eu

Photo: www.mochlos.eu

Photo: www.mochlos.eu

Photo: www.mochlos.eu

Photo: www.mochlos.eu

Photo: www.mochlos.eu

Photo: www.mochlos.eu

Photo: www.mochlos.eu

Photo: www.mochlos.eu

Photo: www.mochlos.eu

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