Olympia was the most glorified sanctuary of ancient Greece dedicated to Zeus, father of gods and men. It was the site of the Olympic Games which were held in the context of the Olympians, the most important feast of the Greeks during most of the antiquity.
For the ancient Greeks, the olive tree was a symbol of the Olympic ideals, peace, wisdom and victory. For this reason, the only prize received by an Olympic winner was a wreath made of wild olive branch, the so-called “kotinos”. There was an olive tree, the “Kallistefanos”, in the temple of Hera in Ancient Olympia. The “kotinos” was made from its branches.
According to the myth, Heracles planted the olive tree after completing the 12 labours.
The archaeological sites are not built in random parts of the globe. Special priests and geomants used to chose the areas for reconstruction of ancient monuments by conducting searches in the nature. Thus, landscapes that host them are small or large energy channels and key energy points on the nature`s body. Soil texture, altitude, flora and fauna, waters of the region and intense geological phenomena constitute the specific energy of the site chosen for that use.
Thus, there is no coincidence that the Oleo, produced in Ancient Olympia, has such a special composition that makes it a “medicine”. Its composition (rich in oleosin and oleocanthal) occurs in only 3% of world production. The sacred site of Ancient Olympia could not be absent from the areas with the best olive oil in the world.