Greek history & Olive oil

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The history of Greek culture is connected with the olive tree. Since ancient years olive was connected with the religion, the decoration of vessels or golden objects and even walls. It was considered also as a symbol of peace, wisdom and victory. The winners of Olympic Games were wreathed with a branch of olive called ¨kotino¨ and with a branch of olive were coming the messengers of peace.

Hippocrates, an ancient Greek doctor and the father of modern medicine gave olive the name of Great Therapist (Healer), Homers characterized it as Gold Liquid and Asclepius, Theophrastus and Ploutarch exalted its miraculous properties.

Today, 3000 years afterwards, Greek olive oil and especially the extra virgin olive oil is considered as the official anti - age and antioxidant ingredient of our century!!!

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