Santorini Olive

Olive oil, the gift from the sun to Greece




The history of Santorini has been shaped by the eternal struggle of man and nature and the presence of the imposing volcano in the centre.

Santorini is inextricably linked to the myth of Atlantis as described by Plato, while it was back in 1600 B.C. when the volcanic eruptions formed Santorini in its current shape creating a caldera of incomparable beauty across the globe.

Santorini was initially conquered by the ancient Spartans lead by King Theras in the 8th century B.C., then by the Romans, the Byzantine empire, the Venetians who also named the island Santorini (after the church of Santa Irene in Perissa), the Ottomans, and finally in 1830 the island joined Greece again.

It was in the 1970s when artisans occupied the island along with artists, painters and poets and started inducing a touristic spark to the island which nowadays has become one of the ultimate holiday destinations globally due to its breathtaking landscape.
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Olive Oil & Ancient Greece

The olive tree is an emblem of peace, wisdom, virtue, prosperity, reconciliation and success for the Greeks, for that reason Hercules planted an olive tree in Olympia from which olive wreaths were made and awarded to the winners of the Olympic Games. According to Greek mythology, the olive tree was offered to the citizens of Athens as a gift by Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom, who struck the sacred rock of the Acropolis with her spear and produced the olive tree that is still standing there.

The olive cultivation found its origins in Ancient Greece around 3000 B.C. according to the frescos that were found on the island of Santorini (olive leaf and fruit fossil were found in the volcanic caldera and are dated 60000 years old), on the island of Crete (Knossos Palace), while there are vessels in Mycenae and in Sparta that picture the olive groves. It was later on when the olive cultivation was spread to the Mediterranean basin.

In ancient Greece, olive oil was an integral part of the diet, in a cooked or raw form, while it was also used in producing cosmetic products, medicines and elixirs, in medicinal processes (Hippocrates found more than 60 medicinal uses for the olive oil and referred to it as ‘The Great Healer’), for applying both on hair and body, as well as in the preparation of the athletes prior to their competitions.

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Our Products

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Santorini Olive

White Label

A unique extra virgin olive oil blend from cold-pressed olives cultivated in the unique Santorinian volcanic soil.

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Santorini Olive

Blue Label

A delicate extra virgin olive oil blend with an exceptional fresh aroma and subtle flavor. 


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Greek Salad

Make a fresh and colourful Greek salad in no time. It’s great with grilled meats at a barbecue, or on its own as a veggie main. 

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This fresh and simple Greek dip is perfect to serve with toasted pitta bread for a party platter or with a slowly roasted lamb.
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Stuffed Tomatoes

Stuffed tomatoes are one of a number of dishes in which tomatoes are filled with ingredients, usually including rice.

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