Ancient wisdom

Since ancient times, Greeks were aware of the benefits of extra virgin olive oil. Continue reading to find out what Homer, Hippocrates, and other famous ancient Greeks had to say about olive oil!

The famous Greek poet Homer referred to olive oil as liquid gold.

Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, called olive oil the great healer, for its many health benefits.

The great tragedian Euripides described Messenia as Kallikarpos (a land of good fruits) due to its fertile soil, an important factor to produce its famous olive oil. 

During the Olympic Games in ancient Greece, olive wreaths were offered to the winning athletes to honour them for their victory. The athletes also anointed their body with olive oil and used it for body hygiene.