The Olive oil “mer des olivier de Delphes”, is produced from olives of the olive groves of Amfissa – Delphi. These groves exists for over 3000 years being the oldest in Greece and one of the oldest on the planet. Here the ancient Greeks cultivated olives and produced oil before any other part of Greece did.
Within this environment the Kanatas family cultivates olives and produces oil for hundreds of years by methods that have not changed much over the centuries.
The Grandfather Vasilis Kanatas inherited 2500 trees from his father who commerced them to Athens and other parts of Greece. In our family home in Amfissa, Grandpa Vasilis had installed a small olive storage in large wooden crafts of 15 tonnes and oil containers.
Dimitris Kanatas ( 1937 ) Harvesting – Producer of olive oil, is talking about the harvest in the late 1940’s
The grandfather, Vasilis Kanatas (1885 – 1965) Harvester – Producer of olive oil