Olive oil production has been our family business for almost 100 years. From my great-grandfather, to my father and now me, the tradition still holds with the same love and dedication. The only thing that has changed is that we wish for a wider Greek and world audience to taste and get to know this exceptional olive oil. The time is ripe for this precious source of life to enjoy its own name and become known more widely.
The Batarlis’ Family Olive Groves are located in Ormylia, the oldest settlement in Chalkidiki. This fertile land, which has kept its name through the centuries, from ancient Cermyli, to Medieval Ermyli or Ermylia to present-day Ormylia, has always enchanted me.
The fertile soil, tradition, history and our religious heritage have always brought me be back to this land of my childhood years. This is where my personal vision, ‘Athena's Rose’ olive groves started; this is where my desire to combine my love for this land and tradition with modern cultivation techniques and know-how has grown.
For a whole century the Batarlis’ Family groves have been producing olive oil of incomparable quality and excellent taste. The fertile soil of Chalkidiki and the particular care embracing the process of the olive oil production are the essential ingredients ensuring the product’s rich flavour. We are in continuous cooperation with experts and scientists to optimise our groves.
The groves’ olive trees are centuries old and the gift of their fruit comes in three excellent varieties: The famous Chondrelia (large olive) of Chalkidiki, a sizeable native variety, the Amfissa variety, known for its nutritional value and hardiness, and the Ladoelia (Oil-producing Olive), which is another local variety.