Our olive groves are part of a traditional olive landscape with unique cultural & environmental characteristics. Olive growing, fishing, livestock, agritourism, apiculture, horticultural and fruit bearing trees’ growing are the major occupations for local people, while 90% of the local income comes from the major occupation of olive growing. Economic & social life are directly affected by olive growing and have shaped the local habits and character for centuries.
The importance of the olive tree has remained imprinted in our family as well in the region’s local culture, where olive growing trees and olive goods production have over the centuries led to the development of a number of practices, customs, rituals and beliefs that have been around since antiquity in practically all areas of life. Each generation have contributed their own technology and culture, turning the olive into a commonly used product as well as a primary commodity in trade throughout history.