It's that time of year in Greece when olive harvesting is in full swing, with many families making their way back to the village to collect a years' worth of produce.
Olive trees date back to the 8th century BC, and the oldest one is located in Crete, one of seven olive trees in the Mediterranean believed to be at least 3000 years old.
These ancient trees symbolise peace, fertility, health, faith, and strength, with olive branches commonly used as decoration at both Greek weddings and baptisms, symbolising prosperity.
A beautiful short film titled "The Olive Tree Will Always Be There" celebrates how important olive trees are to the Greek people and those who take care of them, as generations of Greeks have grown up respecting olive trees, which were and still are, a source of food and income for many families.
No matter how far back you look at Greek history, the olive tree will always be there, and this short film shows how deeply rooted the trees are.
With scenes from a stunning Autumn in Crete, the warm characters take you on an inspirational journey to a Greece of the past, bringing Odysseus Elytis’ quote: “With an Olive Tree, a Vineyard and a Boat, You Can Rebuild Greece” to mind.
This captivating short film by Yatzer is a genuinely heartfelt story about an old man from Crete who spent his entire life amongst the olive trees, and it is a must-see!
*Watch it here-