Alten Olivenbaum. Polyrrhenia. Winter 2015/16 in Kreta Griechenland.
Olivenbaum. Polyrrhenia, Kreta. Winter 2015/16. Foto: G. K.
Olivenbaum. Polyrrhenia. Dezember 2015. Winter in Kreta Griechenland.
Russian olive tree
Polyrrhenia. Dezember 2015. Winter in Kreta Griechenland. Photo: G.K.
Just finished harvesting this olive tree. Polyrrinia Chania, Crete Greece. December 2015. Photo: G.Kabour.
Olivenbaum. Polyrrhenia, Kreta Griechenland. Dezember 2015. Foto: G. K.
An Old Olive tree with a face forming on top. With a possible lifespan of up to 2,000 years, individual olive trees have seen not only generations, but entire kingdoms, come and go on the earth's surface. Pliny the Elder told about a sacred Greek olive tree that was 1,600 years old. An olive tree in west Athens, named "Plato's Olive Tree", was said to be a remnant of the grove within which Plato's Academy was situated, which would make it approximately 2,400 years old.
Olive trees in Polyrrinia Chania Crete. January 2016.
Olive trees on a steep hill in Polyrrinia Crete. January 2016.