Olive Oil History..
The olive – a symbol of peace – and the tree which produces olives (olea europaea) has probably been cultivated around the Mediterranean basin since the 8th millennium BC.
Its origin could be the eastern Mediterranean, but most probably it originated in Greece.Stone tablets found dating back to 2500 BC from the court of King Minos of Crete make reference to this plant.Archaeological evidence shows that olives were turned into olive oil by 6000 BC and 4500 BC in Israel.
Besides food, olive oil has been used for religious rituals, medicines, as a fuel in oil lamps, soap-making, and skin care application. The Minoans used olive oil in religious ceremonies. The oil became a principal product of the Minoan civilization, where it is thought to have represented wealth.
Olive oil was also a multi-purpose product of Mycenaean Greece (c. 1600–1100 BC) and was a chief export at that time. Olive trees were planted throughout the entire Mediterranean basin during the evolution of the Roman Republic and Empire. According to historians the best olive oil has always originated from the eastern Mediterranean.
Walk around old olive groves, where the first olive tree of the family was planted by their great grandfather Dimitris. Step into their ancestors’ paths, on the ancient Solygeia soils where the sacred olive tree has survived through the centuries!
Enjoy the spectacular view of the Saronic gulf and the surrounding hills and admire the natural beauty of our region!
Follow us on a guided tour to the facilities of Markellos olive oil mill and taste its extra virgin olive oil through an interactive olive oil seminar full of secrets that you never imagined before!
Come join and experience to the olive oil our for yourself !!
For Olive tour and tasting available for all year depending the weather conditions and quality of production.
Olive picking and harvest period from mid October till Mid February.
Prices / 2 up to 4 persons
- 25€/person for minimum 2 participants.
- 15€/Kid age 4+ for 2 participants.
Prices / 5 up to 8 persons
- 20€/person for minimum 5 participants.
- 10€/Kid age 4+ for 5 participants.
For less or more participants please contact us in order to offer you flexible rates.