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The Unique Ancient Tree that Produces Pearly-White Olives

White olives known as leucocarpa, or leucolea, is a rare variety of olive tree, mainly found in the south of Italy, in the region historically known as "Magna Graecia" or Greater Greece. Deriving its name from the Greek words for...

The Four Beautiful Seasons of the Olive Groves of Greece

Olive oil is one of Greece's most historically and culturally significant exports. Throughout the seasons, olive trees change.

The Greek Who Taught the Japanese to Eat Feta Cheese and Olive Oil

Pioneering businessman Thanasis Fragkis was the very first person to introduce olive oil and other traditional Greek products to Japan.

Famous Greek Restaurant ”Olive” Burns to the Ground in Canberra

A Greek restaurant was completely destroyed in an arson attack in the early hours of Wednesday at Mawson in Australia's capital of Canberra. The restaurant named ''Olive'' was set on fire in a deliberate act of destruction and unfortunately, nothing...

Early Christian Olive Press on Display in Mytilene's Archaeological Museum

An olive press dating back to the early Christian era, found on the Aegean island of Lesvos, is to be presented to the public for the first time on Wednesday, in an event at Mytilene's new Archaeological Museum. The...

University of California Praises Medicinal Qualities of Arcadian Olive

Olive oil from the villages of mountainous Olympia, at the Peloponnese, comes from a special brand of olive known as Horaitiki and has a characteristic bitter taste. A study by the University of California found that the olive oil from...