As first described by the cultural geographer, Sauer clearly in 1925
A significant fraction of the earth’s biodiversity survives inside the Traditional Olive Orchards, which are human-influenced landscapes. In many cases these should be strictly considered “cultural landscapes” that represent a fundamental storehouse of the earth’s natural and cultural capital.
Cultural landscapes like Traditional Olive Regions are geographic areas in which the relationships between human activity and the environment have created ecological, socioeconomic, and cultural patterns and feedback mechanisms that govern the presence, distribution, and abundance of species’ assemblages and local history. In fact they are a great cultural heritage to be passed on to the next generations as a high-value cultural heritage. It is very important to understand how these landscapes are inextricably linked to tangible & intangible socio-economic environmental and cultural values.
Part Of The Greek Olive Growing Cultural Heritage
Pteleos is the biggest Olive Grove in Thessaly Prefecture gathering all characteristics of a Traditional Olive Grove according to UNESCO Principles .In fact it holds a big part of the Greek Olive Growing Tradition.A complete ecosystem with high flora & fauna with unique life species rear to find elsewhere.A combination of Olives Trees,wild flowers,herbs,insects,birds and small animals.An ecosystem full of all forms of life and colors,unique tradition and culture.In more specific.Has 3000 years history,strong olive growing culture,high biodiversity & unique micro-climate.Its a complete ecosystem,a Mediterranean Landscape System with perennial Olive Tress and multiple elements of olive-growing history.