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The history of the olive tree in Greece


The olive tree has been intricately intertwined with the history of Greece since ancient times. According to Greek mythology, the olive tree was a gift from the Goddess Athena, playing a pivotal role in the founding of Athens and overcoming Poseidon.

Greek olive oil is not a singular product but a cornucopia of choices. The majority of olive oil in Greece is produced by small family farms that blend traditional methods with modern technology, resulting in limited yet exceptional production. This approach ensures both the quality of the olive oil and the sustainability of its production.

Greece's diverse microclimates offer a fertile ground for cultivating olive trees, contributing to a rich tapestry of unique aromas and flavors. Various factors, such as olive variety, harvesting techniques and milling processes, further shape the final product.

Remarkably, around 80% of the olive oil produced in Greece holds the esteemed classification of extra virgin, a testament to the exceptional quality of Greek olive oil.


Our Greek organic EVOO is a natural source of antioxidants and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.

Analysis at time of harvest (December 2022) by CHEM SOLUTIONS ANALYTICAL LABORATORIES (

  • Acidity - 0.23 % w/w oleic acid (Max Limit - 0.8)
  • Absorbance at K232 - 1.828 (Max Limit - 2.50)
  • Absorbance at K270 - 0.162 (Max Limit - 0.220)
  • Delta K - -0.006 (Max Limit - 0.01)
  • Peroxide - 5.3 meq O₂/kg (Max Limit - 20)

Certificate # D140102#01-160913-Μ.Τ./ 08-010622#Μ.Τ.