PLACE OF ORIGIN

PLACE OF ORIGIN

PRODUCTION

ELAIOPHYSIS olive oil is produced in the Municipality of Nestor area, in Messenia, the southwestern part of the Peloponnese, renowned since ancient times and famous for the Mycenaean palace and ancient kingdom of the mythical King Nestor of Homer’s Iliad. The olive groves thrive on the sun-soaked slopes, where for thousands of years they ripen their fruit in the breeze and scents of the Ionian Sea.

The region is known for its mild climate and the high quality of its soil. These two factors play a decisive role in the unparalleled, timeless and unique characteristics of ELAIOPHYSIS, both those of the senses (flavour, aroma) and its chemical characteristics.

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Since ancient times, olive oil has been a key source of livelihood in the region and, as a commercial good, brought profit and economic vitality to the kingdom, as evidenced by the accounting tablets and huge number of oil storage jars uncovered by the archaeological digs at the Palace of Nestor. The clay tablets repeatedly record the word “elaio”, indicating financial transactions between producers and the palace with respect to olive oil.

On the front of the ELAIOPHYSIS packaging, in the form of an ancient clay tablet, is the name “elaio”, just as can be seen in the ancient findings mentioned above, written in the syllabic Linear B script of Mycenaean Greek used until the 13th century BC.

 

BENEFICIAL COMPOSITION

BENEFICIAL

COMPOSITION

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On the front of the ELAIOPHYSIS packaging, in the form of an ancient clay tablet, is the name “elaio”, just as can be seen in the ancient findings mentioned above, written in the syllabic Linear B script of Mycenaean Greek used until the 13th century BC.

The history of olive oil continues to the present day in the region and thus we have the joy of meeting magnificent, ancient olive trees that bear an excellent fruit. Generations have cultivated the olive trees with care and the valuable experience of years to produce the liquid golden treasure they yield.

OUR FIELDS

WITH OLIVE TREES

See the photographs of some of the Arvanitis family olive groves in the localities of Palaiochori and Biles of the village of Ambelofyto in the Municipality of Nestor, including the characteristic picture of an olive tree hundreds of years old.

 

The interested visitor can enjoy a tour of the area as well as around the oil mill itself, to see the cold press, storage and packaging facilities.

The parts of the oil mill where the mechanical cold-press extraction of the oil takes place and where the oil is stored and packaged meet all international standards for both the whole and the individual parts of the mill, such as tanks, presses and packaging machinery, storage areas, etc.

ELAIOPHYSIS is an extra virgin olive oil of high quality, of the Koroneiki variety, which combines all the beneficial properties of olive oils, with numerous monounsaturated fatty acids the proportion of which in relation to saturated fatty acids ensures the greatest possible absorption by the body of the unsaturated fatty acids. It also has low levels of acidity at <0.5 and is characterised by its high content in natural antioxidants such as vitamin E (α-Tocopherol) and phenolic compounds, which have been proven to protect blood lipids from oxidative stress.