Eleni Zotou looking up from under an olive tree (viewed from above)

Golden Tree is owned by Aikaterini Eleni Zotou, an organic olive farmer who produces flavorful, healthy extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) and other olive products in Kalyves, Chalkidiki in northern Greece. To help her spread the health benefits of the Greek diet as widely as possible, Zotou takes advantage of new technologies and modern methods. Her focus on producing high quality products has led to numerous prizes in international competitions.

Many of these awards have recognized the nutritious value of Golden Tree products, and tests have revealed that Zotou’s Wild Athos EVOO contains over four times the amount of polyphenols required for the EU health claim for olive oil. Scientific studies suggest that such high phenolic content indicates potential anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cardioprotective, and neuroprotective benefits.

Zotou donates Golden Tree products to several studies and programs: Harvard University’s Feeding America’s Bravest study of the Mediterranean diet for firefighters; the Interreg Mediterranean Aristoil project focused on olive oil’s healthiness; clinical tests using olive tree leaves to fight Alzheimer’s at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece; and studies of the advantages of olive oil polyphenols at the World Olive Center for Health in Athens and the UC Davis Olive Center in California.

Contact Information

three dark glass bottles of Wild Athos olive oil on a table

Eleni Zotou
Golden Tree Bio Organic Olive Oil and Products of Olives
Kalyves 63100
Chalkidiki Greece

Phone: +30 6999 385862, +30 23106 50333
Fax: +030 650333
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Website: www.goldentree.eu
Facebook: eazotou

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Awards and Certifications

2016

  • Gran Prestige Gold Award for Wild Athos Golden Tree PDO Agourelaio Chalkidikis, TerraOlivo International Olive Oil Competition
  • Gold Medal for Wild Athos Golden Tree PDO Agourelaio Chalkidikis, Athena International Olive Oil Competition
  • Gold Award for Wild Athos Golden Tree PDO Agourelaio Chalkidikis, Olympia Health & Nutrition Awards
  • Gold Medal for Wild Athos Golden Tree PDO Agourelaio Chalkidikis, Aristoleo Awards
  • Silver Award for Wild Athos Golden Tree PDO Agourelaio Chalkidikis, Domina International Olive Oil Competition
  • Bronze Award for Wild Athos Golden Tree PDO Agourelaio Chalkidikis, Olymp Awards

2017

  • Gold Award for Wild Athos Golden Tree PDO Agourelaio Chalkidikis, TerraOlivo International Olive Oil Competition
  • Gold Medal for Wild Athos Golden Tree PDO Agourelaio Chalkidikis, Aristoleo Awards
  • Gold Award for Wild Athos Golden Tree PDO Agourelaio Chalkidikis, Olympia Health & Nutrition Awards
  • Silver Medal for Wild Athos Golden Tree PDO Agourelaio Chalkidikis, London Health Claim Awards

2018

  • Gold Medal for Wild Athos Golden Tree PDO Agourelaio Chalkidikis, Aristoleo Awards
  • Recognition for Setting a New Standard for High Phenolic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Aristoleo Awards
  • Gold Award for Wild Athos Golden Tree PDO Agourelaio Chalkidikis, Olympia Health & Nutrition Awards  
  • Silver Medal for Wild Athos Golden Tree PDO Agourelaio Chalkidikis, London Health Claim Awards

Certifications

  • ISO 9001
  • ISO 22000
  • HACCP

Featured Product

Wild Athos early harvest extra virgin olive oil stands out for its golden green color, its very low acidity (from 0.2 to 0.4), its strong aroma of freshly squeezed olive fruit, freshly cut grass, and banana, and its intensely fruity taste, with a pleasant bitterness and a pungent aftertaste that reveal its high antioxidant content. It belongs to a small, select group of Greek early harvest extra virgin olive oils that are certified as AGOURELEO CHALKIDIKIS PDO (Protected Designation of Origin). That means it is painstakingly produced from the especially healthy, large, unripe (green) Chondroelia and wild olives of Chalkidiki.

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