The Variety

The rare olive variety Athinoelia is brought to your table carrying the history of Greek nature:

Athinoelia olive variety:
The creation of the olive tree is a fascinating tale within Greek mythology which tells the story of a competition between Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom, and Poseidon the God of the Sea. According to the myth, the one who would give the citizens the most useful, precious and divine gift, would also give his/her name to the city.

Poseidon struck a rock with his trident and water rushed out, symbolising the sea's power.

Athena struck a rock with her spear and the olive tree was born, an offering symbolising prosperity and peace. The citizens chose the gift of Athena and the city was named after her. The tale of her gift and the respect of its value has continued ever since.

According to the myth, the olive trees in Athens came from the olive tree offered by the Goddess Athena. The olive variety Athinoelia, has its roots in these olive trees of ancient Athens. Its name means "The olive of Athena". It is a rare and superior variety due to its demanding nature that requires a lot of care in order to offer its distinctive golden oil.