ORIGINATING FROM CRETAN HISTORY
Crete is our land, our heritage, our inspiration!
On the island of Crete, products made by local people actually have a soul and a story to tell. Minoan Imports, as a purely Greek company with experience in the field of local products, inspired by the valuable heritage of Cretan land, creates a comprehensive product range of local products!
Minoan Imports was born with a clear and well-defined idea within the healthy food sector and out of love in local products of the island we were born in! We've been committed to sustainable, healthy living with natural, local organic products together with the promotion of the Cretan cultural - gastronomic life proposal and the outspread of qualitative Cretan traditional products internationally.
FROM THE IDEA TO THE PROJECT
HOW WE GOT STARTED
Our story begins back in 2020, when we had a dream to grow our love of local products of Crete in the United States. Fully inspired by the simplicity of nature, we aimed to share the local culture of the island with respect to the history and the traditional methods of production.
Now, we support the local economy by working with Cretan farmers throughout the year, building a strong relationship and being thrilled to be able to offer high quality, sustainable organic produce.
This is how our Delightful Aromatic Adventure began.
CRETE THE ISLAND
THE LEGENDARY BIRTHPLACE OF ZEUS
SHARING THE PASSION OF OUR ANCESTORS FOR NATURE
Nick was born in Heraklion, the capital city of Crete. He founded Minoan Imports in 2021 with the fundamental belief that “Products from the island of Crete have a soul and a story to tell”. Minoan Import products were born through Nick’s deep love for the Cretan land.
Nick is the friendly, enthusiastic and dedicated owner of the company. He is a lifelong learner, and proud to work with local farmers whose knowledge, expertise and love for the Cretan land is infused in all Minoan Imports products.
He passionately believes in the “common sense” of traditional, sustainable values which have been handed down through generations of Cretan land.
"It was back in the winter of 1996 when I first set foot in the city of New York. A childhood dream that had become reality. Fairly soon I was assured of two things. New York is called a metropolis not without solid reason. A city in the spotlight, an epicenter of the world where one can achieve anything you can dream of. A city that never sleeps and blessed in many ways. As is blessed my birth place : Crete, Greece. Home of the Minoans, the first and most advanced European civilization and the birth place of the legendary Zeus. A place with thousand years of rich history that is known for many achievements and exotic natural beauty but also for its healthy and natural products that have been farmed and grown on the Cretan soil and under the Mediterranean sun for ages.
Minoan Imports was born out of the coexistence of these two worlds. With a respect and gratitude of my ancestors' legacy and an excited and passionate look into the future, I welcome you into the Minoan Premium Products family. "
New York, 2021