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Homer in the “Odyssey” epic poem refers to olive oil as “liquid gold”, and the first olive press in the world was found in Greece around 1600 B.C.

Stefanos olive oil, is the result of a long and lasting tradition in the production of superior quality Greek Olive Oil. Rich aroma and low acidity are only two of its many exceptional qualities as it is obtained via cold extraction from select olives of the Koroneiki variety, hand-picked in Greece.

We come from a land where centuries old olive trees and ancient vine plants are a common sight. Our village, Spata, is located near the ancient Greek city Erchia (Ερχιά), the birthplace of the historian and general Xenophon. In ancient times the region of Messogea, where Spata is located, used to be the main source of food for Athens. generations
This same land was used for the cultivation of the famous Greek olive tree by the ancient Athenians, and that tradition lived on and reached through the ages our grandfathers.

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Our family has a tradition in Olive Oil dating well over 5 generations. Our first recorded ancestor, who worked in the production of olive oil, was named Kostas Papachristou. He was the son of the priest Christos Ioannou, who was born in the late 1700s. As it was common back in the old days, a person’s surname was often formed by combining one’s profession with his first name. So it was this way that the word “Papa” (Papas means priest in Greek) and the name “Christos” were joined and formed the name Papachristou for the first time. Kostas Papachristou (whose name meant: Kostas the son of Christos the Priest) was born in the early 1800s, and he was the one who begun our tradition in olive oil production, at the vast olive orchards he owned.
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In 1856, Michael Papachristou, son of Kostas and Catherin, was born. He was the one who brought the olive oil production of the Papachristou family to a “Golden Age”. He built a privately owned olive mill, and soon became one of the most influential people in the entire region of Messogea. The family of Michael Papachristou enjoyed a prestigious position in the eyes of the Royal family of Greece, who often visited his homestead in order to taste the bountiful annual production of olive oil and wheat. As an indication of the favor of the royal court, the gate of the Papachristou homestead was decorated with the royal crests of the House of Glücksburg. During the visits of King George and Queen Olga, the adopted daughter of Michael, Helen would wear her traditional Attica Wedding Gown to honor the royal visitors. The Wedding Gown of the Papachristou family is one of the most beautiful and Attica Gowns ever made. It is woven with pure gold thread, and it was made in Venice, Italy, in the late 1800s. The photographic portrait of Helen wearing her wedding gown decorates the building of the Greek parliament to this day.

In September 1912, in the eve of the Balkan Wars, Michael Papachristou became Mayor of the Municipality of Spata. He was in charge of the Mesogea region during these trying times and he passed away shortly after the end of the wars, leaving behind an abundance of folk tales and legends that live amongst the people of Mesogea to this day.
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helenMichael’s beloved daughter Helen, a highly educated woman, got married to Michael’s nephew Christos. Helen came from Crete and her family name was originally Antonelaki. Her father, Kostas (born 1870) was a land owner who lived in Rethymno with his wife Cristalenia. Kostas Antonelakis had many sons, but only one very beautiful young daughter. In 1896 after the massacre of Christians at Chania by the Turks, (what we came to know as the Greco-Turkish war of 1897) he sent his beloved daughter to Athens for safety. Helen was to be kept at an orphanage in Attica till it was safe for her to return to Crete. These were times filled with war and political turmoil. Michael Papachristou had at this time lost his own beloved biological daughter and his family was inconsolable. He came across little Helen at the orphanage where she was being looked after, and believing that no one would be coming back for her, wanted to adopt her even though she was not an orphan. As the war was still raging in Crete with no hope for peace in the near future, Helen’s father met Michael and eventually agreed to her adoption. Helen was only 2 years old and the memory of her real parents soon faded. Michael raised her as his real daughter, but Helen’s Cretan family always was near her, making sure she had a good happy life. The agreement was that her Cretan relatives would be allowed to visit her and see that was well, but would never expose the truth about who they were. Years later Helen found out the truth and she welcomed her Cretan family in her life. The relationship forged between her two families over 100 years ago, still exists to this day between the current generations of the two families, as they consider themselves cousins. tradition-fields2

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When Helen became of age to marry, she was betrothed to Christos Papachristou, a cousin with whom she shared the same last name (something common at Mesogea).
The couple of Christos and Helen Papachristou were great benefactors to the people of Attica during the Second World War, when Germany occupied Greece. During that dark period the family’s house was conscripted by the occupation forces. Even though, they never stopped working the fields, and they freely gave wheat and olive oil to help all the starving people who came for aid, without ever asking anything in return. Christos used to say during the occupation, that “no one should ever leave his home without a can filled with olive oil”. One day, a large group of starved people arrived at Spata from Athens on foot. It was sundown, so Christos opened the doors of his home, and allowed them to rest for the night at his cellar. The family’s cellar was filled with bread, wheat, olive oil, wine, vegetables; goods the starved people of Athens had forgotten even existed. Came morning, the cellar was completely empty and the people were gone. The only thing Christos said about that was “they must have been very hungry, or they wouldn’t have done it” and he didn’t give it more thought.
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In 1923, Christos and Helen gave birth to Stamatina Papachristou. Stamatina was present at the visits of the royal family, at the occupation of the Papachristou household by German forces in 1941, at the distribution of food to the people in need during the occupation. Through her stories we were able to know where we came from and what our legacy is. Through her we are connected now to a family tradition that remains ever strong and everlasting!

Stamatina’s daughter was given the name Helen (in honor of Helen Papachristou), and she is currently working at the Stefanos olive oil family business, along her children Dimitris and Stella.
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Premium quality olive oil has been a part of our family for ages!
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We are a family business with a long tradition in the production of quality agricultural commodities. Our forefathers, dating earlier than the 1900’s, were active in the production of goods like Olive Oil, Wine and Wheat. Here are some of our family photos depicting our great-grand father who was one of the greatest land owners in the Mesogea region in Greece, as well as our grandparents who continued the family tradition (before our parents did later on).

Our family's bridal wedding gown was a symbol of prosperity. It was woven with pure gold thread in Venice in the late 1800's.

Our family’s bridal wedding gown was a symbol of prosperity. It was woven with pure gold thread in Venice in the late 1800’s.

Our great-grand father owned the fist olive mill in the Mesogea region, as well as a wheat mill and a wine press.

Our great-grand father owned the fist olive mill in the Mesogea region, as well as a wheat mill and a wine press.

Our grandfather overseeing the harvest.

Our grandfather overseeing the harvest.

Our grandmother and her sisters harvesting.

Our grandmother and her sisters harvesting.

Our family posing for a group photo along with our workers during harvest period.

Our family posing for a group photo along with our workers during harvest period.

Our grandmother and our grandfather harvesting together.

Our grandmother and our grandfather harvesting together.

Our family's horse carriage.

Our family’s horse carriage.

Our grandmother harvesting grapes.

Our grandmother harvesting grapes.

Annual festivities

Annual festivities

The family taking a break during the harvest

The family taking a break during the harvest

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How many things in life that are beneficial to our health, also taste so great ? Stefanos Premium olive oil not only tastes fantastic and smells beautifully, but also has values that are extremely beneficial to our health. Introduce a more healthy diet to your every day lives via the use of premium extra virgin olive oil. Use it raw, or for cooking! Treat your self to a better quality of life and longevity.

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Getting ready a fresh batch of our amazing olive oil for shipping at a far far far away destination! Have you tried our superb olive oil yet?

Fresh 500ml Stefanos bottles !

Fresh 500ml Stefanos bottles !

Lining them up before placing in a box...

Lining them up before placing in a box…

Just prepared a number of 500ml bottles that will be shipped somewhere in Europe...

Just prepared a number of 500ml bottles that will be shipped somewhere in Europe…

Placing our Stefanos Extra Virgin olive oil inside our deluxe box, and then at a strong packaging that will be shipped somewhere far far far away !

Placing our Stefanos Extra Virgin olive oil inside our deluxe box, and then at a strong packaging that will be shipped somewhere far far far away !

A traditional Greek dish that consists of baked green peppers stuffed with rice mixed with tomato, parsley, Feta Cheese and Stefanos Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

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Oven-Roasted Eggplant with Onion, Tomato, Garlic, Greek Feta Cheese and “Stefanos” Extra Virgin Olive Oil. An original recipe created by Mrs Liana.

We always use freshly picked tomatoes for all our dishes.

We always use freshly picked tomatoes for all our dishes.

Greek spicy Feta cheese is an extra ingredient that makes this recipe unique!

Greek spicy Feta cheese is an extra ingredient that makes this recipe unique!

The eggplants have been picked at the organic garden of the "Stefanos" family brand.

The eggplants have been picked at the organic garden of the “Stefanos” family brand.

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Crushed olives from our orchard with whole coriander seeds, garlic and extra virgin olive oil.

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For those of you who enjoy a cool salad here are some photos from our Greek salad made with Sefanos EVOO and vegetables grown at the organic garden of the “Stefanos” Family brand !

Greek tomato and cucumber all home-grown!

Greek tomato and cucumber, all home-grown!

We add hand-picked oregano, caper and Stefanos Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

We add hand-picked oregano, caper and Stefanos Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Our Greek Salad is ready !

Our Greek Salad is ready !

In our previous post we shown some of the preparations for the traditional Greek Easter Sunday feast. We pick up from there. On Easter Sunday, the spits are set to work, and grills are fired up. The customary main attraction of the day is whole roasted lamb and Kokoretsi. Ovens are also filled with traditional accompaniments. For our table the accompaniments were the famous Pies of Mrs Liana. Mrs Liana is one of the best cooks we know, and for her cooking she only uses quality EVOO! This year she made for us her famous traditional Greek Spinach-pie with hand-made pastry, and her amazing Zucchini pie. The olive oil used by Mrs Liana in order to prepare all her magnificent dishes, including her hand-made breads, was the distinguished Stefanos EVOO with an acidity under 0,3% and a strong fruity aroma that captivates the palette.

Fresh hand-made bread just out of the oven!

Fresh hand-made bread just out of the oven!

Fresh hand-made bread just out of the oven!

Fresh hand-made bread just out of the oven!

The spinach pies Mrs Liana prepared are ready to be set on the table. All made with hand-made pastry, hand picked herbs and Stefanos EVOO.

The spinach pies Mrs Liana prepared are ready to be set on the table. All made with hand-made pastry, hand picked herbs and Stefanos EVOO.

Close up of the delicious hand made pie crust Mrs Liana prepared for her spinach pies...

Close up of the delicious hand made pie crust Mrs Liana prepared for her spinach pies…

Close up of the delicious hand made pie crust Mrs Liana prepared for her spinach pies...

Close up of the delicious hand made pie crust Mrs Liana prepared for her spinach pies…

A master of the Greek cuisine, Mrs Liana, holding one of her famous pies.

A master of the Greek cuisine, Mrs Liana, holding one of her famous pies.

The Easter Sunday table is about to be filled with delicious treats by the hands of Mrs Liana

The Easter Sunday table is about to be filled with delicious treats by the hands of Mrs Liana

Fresh Greek tomatoes seasoned with (rock) salt, oregano and Stefanos EVOO on the Sunday table

Fresh Greek tomatoes seasoned with (rock) salt, oregano and Stefanos EVOO on the Sunday table

Traditional Greek Kokoretsi, and skewed lamp...

Traditional Greek Kokoretsi, and skewed lamp…

Traditional Greek Kokoretsi, and skewed lamp...

Traditional Greek Kokoretsi, and skewed lamp…

Traditional Greek Kokoretsi, and skewed lamp...

Traditional Greek Kokoretsi, and skewed lamp…

Checking if the Kokoretsi is ready to serve...

Checking if the Kokoretsi is ready to serve…

The incredible Kokoretsi made by the hands of Mrs Liana is ready, and set on the table.

The incredible Kokoretsi made by the hands of Mrs Liana is ready, and set on the table.

...in a few minutes it will have disappeared!

…in a few minutes it will have disappeared!

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The Recipes of Mrs Liana !

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