The Olive tree of Vouves is an olive tree in the village of Ano Vouves in Municipality of Kolymbari in Chania Prefecture. It is known to be the oldest olive tree in the world and still produces olives today.
The use of tree ring analysis has proven the tree to be at least 2000 years old. On the other end of the scale, scientists from the University of Crete has estimated it to be 4,000 years old. The trunk has a perimeter of 12.5 m and a diameter of 4.6 m. It belongs to the variety tsounati.
A branch of this tree was cut and used in the wreath which crowned the first winner of the Marathon race of man at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.( The woman winner had a branch of the Kavusi tree GC1XCCH.)
The tree can found easily. Just follow the signs on the road in the area.
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