In the valley formed among Saturn Hill, Alpheus River and tributary Kladeous, is the site of "Sacred Altis", where Hercules offered the Greeks as a gift for compensation to their sacrifices the olive tree, which was named “kallistefanos olive ” from which the branches made up the olive branch (kotinos).
Since then, the relationship of Ilia with olives has began, a relationship that has marked a whole region and is maintained to this day.
Faithful to this two-way relationship Papadopoulos family is dedicated to highlighting the unique characteristics of the oil Olympic Land.
When it comes to the Greek olive oil we can assure you that quality is not just a myth.
The olive, for the ancient Greeks was a symbol of the Olympic ideals of peace, wisdom and victory, let alone the most important nutrient ingredient for their euphoria. That's why the only prize that the Olympic champion was taken had been a wreath made of olive branches, the "olive branch” (kotinos).
- Hippocrates, the father of medicine, describes the oil as the "perfect healing".
- Aristotle studied the tree and placed the culture in science.
- Solon (639-559 BC) first legislated its protection.
- Homer presented it as "gold liquid"
- "to the optimum use of health" (Pedanius Dioscorides)