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Olive oil production

The mountainous areas of Peloponnese are among the best known for their olive oil. Over Mount Taigetos, the area of Lakonia with its capital of Sparta offers 3 distinctive types of PDO oils. Here the variety of Koroneiki is mixed with Athinolia giving lighter oil with more citrus and nutty tones. The area of Lygourio and Kranidi in eastern Peloponnese produces sweeter oils due to the dominant presence of the Manaki variety.

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Kalamata PDO

PDO – Protected Designation of Origin is an EU definition showing that PDO products have a sense of place discernible in the flavor of the food.
They must be produced, processed and prepared in a specific region using traditional production methods. This gives them a unique quality and special charateristics, linked to the climate, the nature of the soil and local know-how.
The mountainous areas of Peloponnese are among the best known for their olive oil. The PDO region of Kalamata in the west produces excellent oil from the Koroneiki olive but not from the Kalamata olive, which is exclusively used as table olive.
The funnel shaped valley that spreads all the way to the coast, hosts vast groves which produce a robust olive oil with fruity, mild and balanced flavor.


Peloponnese, is a large peninsula (technically an island since the construction of the Corinth Canal in 1893 ) and region in southern Greece, forming the part of the country south of the Gulf of Corinth. It is divided in two administrative parts, the eastern part consisting the Peloponnese Region and the northwestern part, around Patras, partially consisting the Dytiki Region.

The history and culture of the Peloponnese are a part of the world’s heritage that can be discovered by visitors via a plethora of well-maintained monuments covering all of the periods of the region’s history and, what’s more, all located within a few kilometres of each other.

Peloponnese is home to Epidaurus, Mycenae and Olympia, as well as to some of the most stunning castles in Greece. This is where the country’s medieval history is best documented, in the fortified town of Monemvasia, Mystras, Nafplio and Pylos. Here you will find countless Byzantine monasteries and chapels, ancient temples and Ottoman mosques, baths and pre-Industrial Era monuments from the 19th century standing beside Neolithic settlements and Mycenean bridges.

Popular and lesser-known museums can be found across the region, illustrating in the best possible way the long course of its history and the evolution of its culture.

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