Origin & History
In the South East of Greece, in the Region of Laconia, around 300kms from Athens and 90kms from Sparta, one can find one of the most historic and exciting regions, Monemvasia. An area covered by more than 3 million blessed Olive trees.
Behind the walls of the most famous rocky islet in Greece, time has stopped. You are in a bygone era. You can feel it by touching its old stone walls, by taking in the fresh air coming in from the Myrtoo Sea, by strolling along its narrow cobbled alleys….Monemvasia has been called the Gibraltar of the Aegean….Outside this unique medieval castle settlement, our Extra Virgin Olive Oil Mana Gea is produced.
Monemvasia, apart from its history and its unique castle that attract tourists from all over the world, its excellent olive oil, is also famous for its wine, and amigdalota (almond macaroon sweets).
Olive Oil Culture
Greece, the country with bright sunshine and a mild Mediterranean climate, has been growing the olive trees that give us the famous and high quality Greek olive oil for 3000 years!
The Monemvasia Region benefits from higher elevation, which contributes to periods of lower winter temperatures and a moderate rainy season. The area enjoys long periods of sunshine, limited rainfall and moisture.
This together with the sea breeze off the Sea of Mirtoo, and the rich red soil of the region, combine to give our products the superb full taste, aroma, richness in nutrient vitamins and low acidity, which cannot be found anywhere else in the world.