The Ancient Olive Tree of


Samonas monumental olive tree
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The olive tree of Samonas has been declared by the Association of Cretan Olive Municipalities as a natural monument due to huge size and its location near the postminoan settlement Kolydra. Its site is named Lakkos and hosts numerous ancient trees, with this specific tree being around 3000 years old.

Its variety is called mastoid and is grafted on a rootstock of a wild olive tree. The trunk at a height of 0.9m has diameter 5.25m and perimeter 12.9m, while its base has a diameter of 6.7m and perimeter 20.05m.

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