Chrisopigi is a mountainous village (at 400m. altitude) in the prefecture of Lasithi at the municipality of Sitia. Chrisopigi is literally translated in English as “the golden fountain”. Until 1955 was named Roukaka.
«In the years of Ottoman Empire Roukaka was one of the biggest ottoman villages and there was a big mosque…in 1866 Roukaka was the basis of the revolutionary administrative committee of the masters in the prefecture»
by N.Papadaki, archaeologist ,Sitia ,2000.
In more recent years Chrisopigi is described in several historical sources as “a beautiful, active, traditional and productive village, having a police station and a post office”. Olive oil remains the main product.
«The blossom of olive trees per year never is more than the limits of mediocrity. The industry! The industry is nonexistent ,the handcraft and the trade are under-developed.»
Nikolaos Xarokopakis, teacher at Chrisopigi’s school until 1960.
It is worth mentioning that until the 70’s the olive trees weren’t pruned and the harvest of olives occurred with hands.
Today Chrisopigi continues to produce olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil. More advanced methods are applied in all phases, under the supervision of the olive growers cooperative that always strives for the best.
Today, as descendants of ancestors who loved their land we decided to invest in the excellent olive oil of this place. In a product that is directly connected with the Cretan, Mediterranean and modern lifestyle. In a product which is the heart of our diet, culture, and tradition. In a product endowed with benefits and potentials which we love and believe in. We named it Chrisopigi as an homage to the land that gives birth to it.
Because the heart of our land continues to beat.