Thassos is full of olive groves as the olive tree is considered a blessed tree in this place, since every part of it is used for a reason. Its fruit is eaten or used to produce fine olive oil and its leaves can be used as food for the animals. The olive groves of our company are located north and south of the island. In the northern part of the island, on mountain slopes, where we let the trees grow without human intervention (watering-fertilizing). This is how we manage to maintain the variety of wild olive trees of Thassos. On the south side, our olive groves are located on the flatlands of the island, where their irrigation is diligently carried out through irrigation systems during the summer months, in order to give the maximum quality of their fruits.
According to the ancient Greek tradition, the first olive tree was planted by the goddess Athena on the Acropolis and the citizens, as a sign of gratitude, gave their city its name. Homer reports that Greek courts sentenced to death anyone who destroyed an olive tree. Ancient gold coins which minted in Athens, depicted the face of the goddess Athena wearing an olive wreath on her helmet. Another myth that shows how precious olive oil was considered by the Olympian gods is that the bat of the demigod Hercules was made of olive wood.Philosophers have studied the history of oil in detail. Aristotle described how it was cultivated, Solon legislated for its protection and Plato taught under its shadow! From ancient Greek times the olive tree had an important place in the diet.In addition it was used for cosmetics, religious ceremonies, as a healing substance, lubricant and fuel for light and heat. The olive tree was considered a sacred symbol of life, wisdom and prosperity.
Extra virgin olive oil is what is obtained exclusively by natural (mechanical) methods from the olive fruit without chemical refining intervention. Especially the extra virgin refers to the highest category of olive oil, which is distinguished for its low acidity, low number of peroxides and oxidation markers and the absence of taste defects.
The officially recognized action of olive oil concerns the protection against the oxidation of LDL cholesterol and is due to the class of phenolic substances. Thanks to these substances, olive oil protects the cardiovascular system. However, a number of beneficial characteristics have not yet been officially recognized, but there are already many experimental data with very strong indications. For example, Oleokanthal has been found to inhibit platelet aggregation and clot formation in healthy people and may inhibit Alzheimer's disease and rheumatoid arthritis. It has also recently been found that through a special mechanism it can quickly kill cancer cells without damaging the healthy ones. Oleiacein, which is the most powerful antioxidant in olive oil, has similar but less powerful characteristics.
In a chemical analysis carried out at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2013 by Assistant Professor P. Magiatis of the Department of Pharmaceuticals and Chemistry of Natural Products, it was found that olive oil from Thassos is of high quality because Oleokanthal and Oleiacein is at double quantity than the average of other samples of olive oil. Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, heart protective and neuro-protective properties have been attributed to these substances.
Olis company has included all the benefits of this product in inspected and certified packaging, while providing a simple but sensitive look.
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The Olis company was founded in 2011 in Skala Kallirachis and its main activity is the standardization of the extra virgin olive oil of Thassos and the famous olive Thrumba Thassos, and based on creating new jobs and promoting its pure products around the world.
In 2014, the increased demand for the products led to the creation of new standardization facilities in Limenas,Thassos. The purpose of the company is to export quality Greek olive oil and edible olive products so that the trust and preference of Greek and foreign buyers in its products is constantly increasing. The company's products are available in our two retail stores in Thassos, in the Greek market, as well as with exports to countries of both the EU and third countries such as Canada, Ukraine, etc.
The standardization and preparation methods that areused by our company are fully compliant with the ISO 22000 system. Quality Management and Food Safety is fundamental to any job performed by the company's staff on a daily basis. The uniformity of the working methods is achieved by applying specific procedures and work instructions for each critical activity, which affects the safety or the quality of the products. The management, at regular intervals, reviews the Food Quality and Safety Management System, in order to ensure its continuous suitability and effectiveness. The results of the reviews are recorded, and the conclusions and possible suggestions are monitored for their implementation, to improve the system.
Monitoring the Food Management and Safety System is the responsibility of the Food Safety Team Coordinator.
The certification of organic oils and olives is done by the European Certification Organization A-cert, which with annual inspections and controls, both in the production and standardization areas and in the files and invoices, decide and give the certification to those who are drafted with the authorities of organic farming.
The Olis company can be proud of the excellent quality of olive oil that it uses and its very delicate packaging.
Olis products are extra virgin olive oil, organic extra virgin Thassos olive oil, early harvest olive oil and organic early harvest olive oil, in a glass bottle, plastic and metal container and even olive oil and flavored olive oil in spray. The range of olive oils starts from the classic 3 & 5 liter tin and reaches glass and metal packaging of 100 - 250 - 500 -750 ml. Of course there is a large range of glass bottles from 100ml to 500ml which contain aromatic plants and spices in various versions where they are used directly in salads, sauces and so on. Black Thruba olives of Thassos and organic Thruba olives, as well as olives of Kalamata (red) and Halkidiki (green) and olives with spices or flavored with herbs and spices and finally stuffed olives with garlic, pepper, cucumber or almond. The olives used by the company are of excellent quality and can serve, from super market, restaurants, hotels and a daily consumer as they are found in packages of 250 grams up to 13 kilos. There are codes here with spices, herbs, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes etc.
Our products also contain Organic oils and olives, always with the necessary certifications and analysis. Every day we try to improve our products and services as well as to meet new audiences and markets.
In 2014, the increased demand for products led to the creation of new standardization facilities in Limenas,Thassos. The purpose of the company is to export quality Greek olive oils and edible olive products so that the trust and preference of Greek and foreign buyers in its products is constantly increasing. The company's products are available in our two retail stores in Thassos, in the Greek market, as well as with exports to countries of both the EU and third countries such as Canada, Ukraine, etc.