Olives – Olive oil

3γ4-4Olive oil, a typical product of Mani, is famous for its taste and its superior and special quality.

Over the centuries, people in Mani secured their survival by cultivating olive trees and producing olive oil. They consumed and used olive oil on a daily basis. They stored it in earthenware jars inside the earth to maintain its quality, and also used it as a natural preservative to keep foods intact for a long time. Even today, olive oil production is the main source of income for families in Mani. The fact that there is at least one oil press in almost every village of the peninsula reveals the importance of olive oil for the whole region.