Olive grove of Amfissa

It is an area that reaches from Amfissa to the sea of Korinthiakos, from Erateini to Kirra. This olive grove is the largest continuous of the country and belongs to the famous Delphic Landscape. It’s estimated that there are more than 1.200.000 olive trees, some of which are higher than five feet, while their age has been lost in the lapse of centuries.

The first available data mention the nut’s gathering of wild olive trees from the olive grove of Amfissa, since the Neolithic Age! First the Pelasgians, according to the sources, have planted the olive trees here in prehistoric times. Since then, the use of space has never changed, no matter how conquerors have passed.

At the trunks of huge trees of the olive grove, one can recognize the lapse of centuries. If you are here in autumn or winter, you can watch the nut’s gathering according to the traditional way, which lasts from the antiquity, the manual caned.

The olive which is produced is edible. Large, round with rich flesh can be salted or sweet! The climate of this area, which is characterized as arid, prevents the development of the main enemy of the olive fly, so the use of pesticides is extremely limited. The watering of trees is realized with makeshift dams, ditches and pits that hold the rainwater along and soil drifting. This ensures the water supply of the olive grove of Amfissa which rises to an elevation difference of 500 meters, as well as the enrichment of the ground from “fresh” soil.

The olive grove of Amfissa is characterized as traditional and it’s protected by special previsions.