The Bakalianos Vasilios Family has been cultivating olive trees since 1904 and for three consecutive generations they keep on cultivation with the rule of production and distribution of exceptional products and olive oil. The past generations’ experience in the traditional cultivation of olive trees come together nowadays with modern means, know-how and continuous updating and training at all stages of production so as to offer the modern family an authentic, unique taste and quality product.
THE FAMILY’S PHILOSOFY
The philosophy of Family is to produce pure, organic products with continuous controls, monitoring and care at all stages of production. Since the beginning of September’s olive harvest with only traditional way by hand and without the use of mechanical means until the final stage of processing, the Bakalianos Family implement all traditional practices combined with modern scientific methods, achieving excellent quality in products.
You can’t find these products elsewhere: Olives in Sweet Sirup and Products with Himalayan Salt.
Taste the Premium Quality of a True Organic, Extra Virgin Greek Olive Oil.
A Unique Source of Nutrients, a Healthy Super Food, in Several Unique Tastes.
Our Organic Olive Groves extend to a distance of 30 km in Central Greece. They number 7,500 trees in an area of 330 acres (33 hectares), in one of the oldest olive groves with ancient and old growth trees and in an ideal climate and soil that highlight the excellence of edible - table olives. The annual production reaches 200-250 tons, a part of which is intended for edible olives and the remaining is going through oil-extraction in a certified and approved mill by the method of cold process.
The whole process of olive products' output and standardization is continuously monitored and certified by the DIO Organization.
Salt is an everyday, common ingredient that is never absent from our table. But looking back to our past, we can realize that wars were declared for the possession of the “white gold” as it was called. Over the years, common salt was given to ordinary people but the Himalayan Rock Salt was given only to eminent members of society! Don’t forget that it was considered so valuable that it was also used as a method of payment.
Primitive man did not concern about salt intake because he received the necessary amount from his food. He used to feed on animal flesh and blood and as it is known, blood mainly consists of salt and a full complement of minerals. That way, he received the beneficial and nutritive elements of salt.
With the evolution of civilization, the development of agriculture and the domestication of animals, the demand for salt was increased. It has numerous uses: as a spice, as a food preservative etc. This relieved people from their dependence on seasonal availability of food, and it also gave them the opportunity to travel since they could now carry their food with them.
Salt has a long history of use in energy cleansing rituals, protection and blessing. In Germany, they sprinkle salt in the corners of newlyweds’ homes to banish away any “bad” or negative energy. Catholic Church has used salt for a number of purifying rituals. If we observe closely Leonardo Da Vinci’s painting of “The Last Supper”, we can see that Judas has spilled over a bowl of salt, which probably is a sign of the evil, or wrong act he was about to commit. A tradition that is still kept alive today is when we throw a pinch of salt over our shoulder to repulse any kind of energy that might influence us in a negative way, or to drive away an undesirable person. In Japan, Sumo wrestlers throw salt into the ring before a match in order to purify and sanctify the area and to drive away anything negative that might exist.
These are only few of the many cases in our everyday lives that we come across salt and its value.