14 Dec From the past to the present
Thousands of years ago, the Greek earth was blessed with a gift destined to become synonymous with its civilization : The Olive Tree. A symbol of social and religious values, progress, peace, affluence, wisdom and fame.
The Goddess of Wisdom, Athena, bestowed to the city, bearing her name, the Olive Tree as a sign of her bond with the city. It was probably under the shade of an olive tree that great men like Plato, Aristotle and Saint Paul argued the meaning of life, or took the occasional nap.
An olive branch was the ancient Olympics golden medal, as it was the wreath bestowed on the winners. Legend has it that the wreaths came from a tree planted by Hercules himself.
Today, in the shadow of great traditions and legends, the Olive tree serves both as a universal symbol of peace as well as symbol of Greece.
More importantly, it fed and gave shade to countless generations of Greeks and earned its place as an integral part of our culture.