Homer has described olive oil as “liquid gold”, whereas Hippocrates recognized its healing properties and described it as “a great medicine”. In Ancient Athens the olive tree was sacred and was associated with the goddess Athena, the city’s protector, who first planted the olive tree which was considered as a great gift. The olive tree was essential to the everyday life of the Athenians because it was also used as fuel for lighting but also served as firewood. The preciousness of the olive tree has made it a true icon. Athletes taking part in the Olympic Games used to anoint their bodies with olive oil while the winners were crowned with an olive wreath.
The vast agricultural area of Mesogaia produces excellent quality of extra virgin olive oil from the varieties of Athinolia, Megararitiki, and Manaki. Join us for an interactive tour in Mesogaia and let us unravel together the history and the culture of olive oil having as a backdrop the vast olive groves of the villages visiting.
Your safety and comfort are our foremost priority! We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes, a hat and sunscreen especially during hot spring and summer days
This walk I may include a few hills and stairs; we do not recommend this walk for participants with mobility issues.
We take all necessary measures to follow health protocols. Antiseptic gel/wipes will be available throughout the tour as well as extra face masks.
Please let us know if you have any food allergies or special dietary needs