From the times of Ancient Greece up to the present, the olive has been regarded as the holiest tree of our land and is directly connected with the culture and nutrition of our country’s inhabitants. The olive tree has been harvested in Greece since antiquity. For the ancient Greeks, the olive represented and constituted the symbol of peace. The nutrition, the religion and the art of the ancient Greeks contained elements of the olive, whose branch was used as a symbol of peace, wisdom and victory. Our ancestors respected this tree so much that the winners of the ancient Olympic Games were awarded with a wreath taken from the wild olive tree.
Hippocrates, the renowned doctor of ancient times, made use of the olive oil in the treatment of his patients.
Homer referred to it as “the golden liquid” and according to the ancient texts, olive oil was used in cleaning, the production of perfumes, cosmetic care, medicine, and for lighting.