The Greeks are among the first that cultivated the olive tree for its precious products, olive and olive oil.
The olive tree which harmoniously ties up with the Greek landscape and the temperament of its residents, sculptured from Mediterranean sun and the Aegean Sea winds has always existed as an endless source of inspiration for the Greek spirit and soul; a symbol of social and religious values, progress, peace, prosperity, prudence and fame.
A branch of olive in a form of a hoop, was the gold medal that was awarded to the winner of the Ancient Olympic games. According to an ancient Greek fable the olive wreath came from an olive tree that Hercules had planted himself. Homer called the olive oil “golden liquid” and Hippocrates “big healer”.
Olive oil, a product absolutely natural, is considered the corner-stone and the biggest secret of the Mediterranean diet, which internationally constitutes the healthiest diet. Olive Oil has antioxidant attributes and in addition to extended consumption, it strengthens the good function of the organism and promoting longevity.
Olive oil is regarded as a priceless treasure of Greek nature and should not be absent from the daily dinner.