The History of Athinolia
2500 years ago, in ancient Greece, when the lives of the gods of Olympus were intertwined with the lives of the ancient Greeks, a great competition took place: The Goddess Athena (Goddess of Wisdom) and Poseidon (god of the sea), competed with the prize of city of Athens. At that time the city was called Kekropia, by the founder of Kekropa..The judge was the people of Athens.
The god Poseidon, to impress, hit his trident on a rock and from this point began to gush sea water ..
The goddess Athena planted an olive tree on the rock of the citadel of Athens.
Athena won the competition for this invaluable gift she offered to the Athenians and became the patron saint of the city. Since then the city was named Athens and the Parthenon was built in her honor.
This myth was passed down from generation to generation. Olive cultivation in Greece developed and new varieties were created.
A specific variety, however, produced such quality olive oil, that the growers, based on the above myth, gave it the name "athenolia", that is the olive tree of goddess Athena, attributing the quality of its olive oil to divine origin.
This variety exists only in Greece and at a rate of 13.7% of the total Greek olive oil production.
The foothills of Mount Taygetos, which dominates over Sparta in southern Greece, host this variety at an altitude of 200-1000 meters.
Our company, wanting to pay tribute to the specific variety, produces athenelea olive oil under the strictest conditions that ensure unparalleled quality:
a. Olive fruit collection while it is green.
b. Immediate compression immediately after harvest.
c. Extrusion temperature: 23 degrees Celsius.
d. Duration of compression: 40 minutes.
The quality of olive oil depends on 80% of the olive variety.
We take care of the remaining 20%!