olive oil poured into a glass bowl with information about the festival in Greek

Five Greek extra virgin olive oils received prizes at the 3rd Panhellenic Festival of Olive Oil and Olives in Kalamata, Messinia, Greece. The festival also included a conference on international developments and trends, an exhibition of products, equipment, and services, and a famous chef’s presentation of Mediterranean cuisine with olives and olive oil.

As reported in Olive News, the following prizes were awarded on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Three extra virgin olive oils tied for third place, and eight more were recognized with honorable mentions.

  • 1st prize: Areti Organic extra virgin olive oil, Dragona Brothers, Kalamata
  • 2nd prize: Manoli Canoli extra virgin olive oil, Nikos Maroulakos, Monemvasia, Lakonia
  • 3rd prize (tied): Angel extra virgin olive oil, Dragona Brothers, Kalamata
  • 3rd prize (tied):  Malva extra virgin olive oil, Nikos Maroulakos, Monemvasia, Lakonia
  • 3rd prize (tied): Faris extra virgin olive oil, Agrexpo S.A., Kalamata

Honorable Mentions:

  • 1st: Sapfo extra virgin olive oil, Papadellis, Mytilini
  • 2nd: Dionisia Triantafyllou, Filiatra
  • 3rd: Konstantinos Diakoumis, Kynigos Pylia, Messinia
  • 4th: Georgios Kozompolis, Mikri Mantineia
  • 5th: Terra Creta Estate PDO Kolymbari, Terra Creta, Chania
  • 6th: Liva Platinum Bio Premium PDO, Nikos Krimnianiotis, Ariochori, Messinia
  • 7th: Elaionion, Agrovim A.E., Kalamata
  • 8th: E-la-won, Ioannis Kampouris, Pallini, Attiki

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Thanks to the festival organizers for the photos, which appeared with their press release and on their Facebook page. See also the Festival’s website for more information (in Greek).

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