Kosterina extra virgin olive oil and flavored olive oil bottles and tin

Katerina Mountanos grew up flying back and forth between the USA and Greece. In her grandparents’ small Greek village, the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle absorbed her. As a mother cooking in her American kitchen, she missed the fresh, healthy, authentic flavors of Greece. So she created Kosterina, a company that brings the goodness of Greece to Americans.

an elderly man wearing a traditional crocheted black cap happily looking at harvested olives in a plastic crate

In 2019, two cousins living outside Crete decided to honor their ancestral roots on the island by reinvigorating family olive groves full of the native ancient Tsounati variety olive trees. Their dream was to create a premium extra virgin olive oil remarkable for both its flavor and aroma, and the eco-friendly cultivation of the olives used to make it.

a black bottle of Konos Filoso EVOO with a brightly-colored label on the left, and a white bowl with three scoops of ice cream on the right, and palm leaf patterns in the background

By the sea near the northeastern edge of Greece, the Michelis-Adamidis family has been growing local Makri variety olives since 1935. Developing their olive estate for generations, they began to introduce notable innovations decades ago. Today their award-winning Konos olive oil and table olives draw tourists to unique agrotourism and food pairing events.

4 bottles of Pellas Nature infused olive oils on a table with bowls of olives, cheese, and herbs

Pellas Nature is a family business that started with scientists and engineers in northern Greece, in a region and family where olive oil was not the most obvious focus. Thanks to a smart, dedicated team, the company grew into an internationally successful enterprise that uses innovative methods to produce a wide range of healthy, tasty infused olive oils.

a woman in a long, sleeveless white dress with her hand on an olive tree trunk, viewed from the back, in an olive grove

The G-TEAM is a group of producers who are dedicated to bringing the world some of the natural Greek products they have valued since their childhood in Greece. Melding the traditions of Greek agriculture passed down through generations with the latest scientific developments, the G-TEAM creates flavorful, supremely healthy HYPERELEON® extra virgin olive oil.

Giovanni Bianchi holding a large olive branch full of olives, in front of an olive tree

Born in Greece to Italian parents, Giovanni Bianchi is the creator of Argali Extra Virgin Olive Oil, which has been winning numerous awards at major international olive oil competitions since 2016. Proud to produce one of the best Greek organic olive oils, Giovanni reveals that his “dream would be to return to Greece and make this great passion my job.”

Olive groves in the foreground, with Mount Taygetus in the background

For over five generations, the proud Giannakos family cultivated their olive groves in Vasilaki, Peloponnese, Greece. As times changed, the Giannakos family migrated to North America, settling in Canada and the US. Wherever they went, fresh organic extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) extracted from home-grown olives from the sunny land of Greece went with them.

A closeup of Dino Pierrakos (face only) wearing sunglasses and a baseball cap, next to an olive tree

In 2009, two brothers from the village of Skala in Laconia, Greece decided they should not sell the olive groves that had been in their family for four generations. Instead, they embarked on a challenging venture that takes them back and forth across the ocean, from the land in Greece that gives them their olive oil to their current base in the US.

an olive green tin of Yanni's Finest olive oil on the left, and two Yanni’s olive snack packs on the right

Yanni's Olive Grove is a family business in Nea Potidaia, Chalkidiki, in northern Greece. In recent years, Yanni’s extra virgin olive oils (EVOOs) have received 50 awards at major international olive oil competitions, including acclaim as ultra-healthy EVOOs and listings as some of the Top EVOOs of the World, according to the EVOO World Ranking.

Kyriakos Makratzis, his son, and their dog in their olive grove in Crete

Kyriakos Makratzis traveled the world as a ship captain for fifteen years. He took a break each autumn to help with the olive harvest on his family’s farm in Kontomari, Platanias, Crete, since the olives seemed to call to him across the seas. Then, after his first son was born, he gave up his seafaring and his respected position to return to his roots.

Anoskeli olive oil bottles, bowls of olive oil, rusks, and small tasting glasses

Just inside the southern border of the Kolymvari Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) west of Chania, Crete, the little village of Anoskeli is nestled in the foothills of the White Mountains. There the seven Mamidakis siblings were born and raised among thousands of olive trees, grapevines, and citrus trees. And there they started their olive oil business.

Chloe Dimitriadis preparing olive paste for pressing on a pile of white pressing filters, in front of Biolea's stone mill

Biolea was born when Yiorgos Dimitriadis returned to his native Crete in the early 1990s and decided to rejuvenate the olive groves that had been in his family for five generations. Determined to be kind to the environment, he turned to organic olive cultivation and dedicated himself to fulfilling his vision of high quality, artisanal olive oil production.

Elea olive oil bottle and box

Since 1860, the Katsetos family has owned an estate in the sun drenched hills of Greece’s Mani peninsula. That estate now provides the fruit for a superlative quality olive oil that is luscious and soft with a full, round body and a strong fruity aroma. With hints of papaya and distinct floral notes, it evokes fields of buttercups and long summer days.

Two black glass Olive Poem bottles next to each other, one viewed from the front and the other viewed from the back

We have always considered the traditional cultivation of the olive tree in our area an act of poetry. This is the idea behind the name of this extra virgin olive oil. A poem which cannot be read, but can be perceived by the senses, through its golden-green color; its rich fruity, bitter, and pungent taste, and its distinctive, complex bouquet of aromas.

bread and olive oil on plates at Gaea's olive oil bar

Ancient Greeks worshiped Gaea, a primeval goddess viewed as mother of all, creator of the earth and the universe. In modern times, an environmentally friendly Greek company dedicated to spreading the health benefits of the traditional Greek diet throughout the world adopted Gaea’s name, committed to earning it by showcasing the fruits of the Greek soil.

Four tins of Sparta Groves olive oil in a row, with the largest on the left and the smallest on the right

A few years ago, Dimitris Tsarpalis convinced a group of Greek olive oil producers near Sparta to form a union focused on exporting their extra virgin olive oil throughout the world. This group created Spartan Union and Sparta Groves, combining traditional knowledge with modern technology to produce some of the finest olive oil in Greece—and on earth.

a rectangular tin of Fyllikon olive oil next to a glass bowl of olive oil, with an olive branch in front of it

For thousands of years, olive trees have been cultivated near Sparta in Lakonia, Peloponnese, between the Taygetus and Parnonas mountain ranges, where the olive tree is considered sacred, and the climate and natural environment are ideal for olive growing. There, Sakellaropoulos Organic Farming cultivates organic Kalamata and Koroneiki olives.

Four bottles of Pamako olive oil outdoors

In 2014, Eftihis Androulakis decided to transform the traditional work of generations of family members into a small, cutting-edge olive oil business. He called it Pamako after the linear B ideograms for “medicine,” a good choice since his organic, high phenolic extra virgin olive oil has won awards for both its health benefits and its quality and flavor.

colorful houses on a hillside in the village of Plomari, Lesvos

Hellenic Agricultural Enterprises (HAE) was founded in 2013 on the Aegean island of Lesvos, Greece’s third largest island. Wide expanses of olive groves cover nearly 80% of the island’s arable land. In fact, with eleven million olive trees on its terraced hills, Lesvos has the largest number of olive trees per capita in the world: 126 trees per person.

Three people harvesting olives with nets under a tree, hills in the background

The Mihelakis family’s Kolympari S.A. olive oil company near Chania in northwest Crete is continuing the time honored traditions of true artisans who have created fine extra virgin olive oils from the Koroneiki olives that have been harvested for centuries from olive groves in their region, which offers the perfect climatological conditions for olives.