OLIVES FROM THE GREEK LAND:
A SOURCE OF LIFE!

Origin: Krestena, Olympia, Greece

olive-tree

Olive Tree, the blessed one!


I am the daughter of the sun
Of all the most caressed...
The blessing of my God I have
Flourishing to my best...
I am the olive tree, the blessed one!


Kostis Palamas

«Lapithas» Koroneiki Extra Virgin Olive Oil «Lapithas» ...From selected olive groves from Olympia.

Extra Virgin

OLIVE OIL

In 2010, the Mediterranean diet was recognized by UNESCO as a part of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity and an eternal symbol of health, welfare and longevity.

At the core of the Mediterranean diet pyramid is nothing else other than olive oil, one of the world’s five healthiest foods according to the World Health Organization, characterized as the "Mediterranean Gold" because of its high nutritional value and health benefits.

«Lapithas» Perfectly balanced with aromas of green herbs such as thrumbi and thyme. Read more...


Midday July...
Even if there weren’t olive groves...
I would have invented them.


Odysseas Elytis



OLYMPIA:
OUR ORIGINS


In western Peloponnese, in the beautiful valley of the river Alpheus, lies Olympia, a “World Heritage Site” (UNESCO, 1989) that was established as the most important religious and sports center of the country. In this universal place, the Olympic Games were born, an institution that has been bringing Greece high prestige and great glamour since ancient times and were held every four years to honor Zeus.

On the foothills of the verdant Mount Kronios, at the confluence of the Alpheios and Kladeos Rivers, lies the site of the "Sacred Altis", where Hercules offered the Greeks a wild olive tree as a gift.

Krestena is situated in the low hills on the roadway that connects Ancient Olympia with the coastal region of Kaiaphas and Mount Lapithas.

REGION MAP

This LAND is our origin
and our destination!

This is where we chose to set up our olive mill.
In 2014 in Krestena, in the heart of the oil-producing region with the protected designation of origin (PDO) “OLYMPIA”, our company “LAPITHAS ELEOURGIKI S.A.” OLIVE MILLS established a vertically integrated olive oil plant in modern facilities on a total area of 1,200sq.m .

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