With this post, we would like to introduce ourselves and share with you our love for Crete.
We think that when you see a bottled water on a supermarket’s shelf even if you are capable of understanding the water’s chemical analysis on the label, you will not be able to understand where this water really comes from.
You can’t imagine the unspoiled and outstandingly beautiful island where our water originates! The Varypetro spring of Therissos. Where we respectfully collect and constantly test it, before and after being bottled, under the strictest quality standards. Then we carefully ship it to where you find it.
Our water comes from Crete, the biggest and most diverse island in the southern part of Greece,in fact.
The outstanding nature
A Nera Kritis bottle of water is born at the same place where the Minoan civilisation thrived for over 1000 years and then became extinct probably by the eruption of the Santorini (Thira) volcano.
The same place where the fascinating myths of the Minotaur and Crete’s association with the lost island of Atlantis, still live on.
It comes from the same place where the White Mountain oversees the cyclades islands in the Aegean and the picturesque terrain of unique variety like the Samaria gorge.
The same place where the famous crystal clear, exotic beaches of Crete like the palm forest beach of Vai, the pink coloured beach of Elafonisi, and Balos beach, will claim a place in your heart at first sight.
Our water is born where unique herbs like diktamo(a type of herb for making tea) and animals like the kri kri (a type of wild goat protected by law) thrive.
And last, but not least, our water is proud to share the same homeland with some globally known Cretans – like the famous painter El Greko (Domenikos Theotokopoulos), Vitsentzos Kornaros writer of Erotokritos, Odysseas Elytis a Nobelist in literature, Nikos Kazantzakis the famous writer of Zorba the Greek who was nominated for the Nobel prize 9 times and John Aniston, actor, who is Jennifer Aniston’s father – to name just a few.
So, the next time you see a Nera Kritis bottled water on a supermarket’s shelf, you will know what it means.
It means Cretan Water, it comes from one of the most gifted places on earth and it’s a piece of Crete!