The country and the people
The Greek countryside has been producing premium foods for centuries, thanks to a unique combination of nature and people. On the one hand there are the dedicated farmers who have devoted their lives to agriculture, stock raising and beekeeping, and to passing down their distilled knowledge to the younger generations. On the other hand, the aboundant sunshine, the dry climate, the rich in rare nutrients soil, and the seasonal sea winds all combine to give Greek products their unique aroma, taste and quality.
Historical and tangible evidence of this activity abounds in every corner of Greece, in places untouched by industrialisation: stone apiary walls that date to the middle ages, ancient olive groves, vineyards in areas that have been known for growing grapes since antiquity.
Honey, figs, grapes and herbs have been staples of the much-praised Mediterranean diet for millennia, unique for being highly nutritious and healthy as well as delicious.
To find the best possible products the country has to offer, we go to the places that have been making them for centuries: the Cyclades for honey, Corinth for currants, Euboea for figs, Epirus for herbs and tea. We seek out and choose those producers who have a deep respect for their craft and chose not to compromise, in order to achieve the highest quality possible.
Ellopia seeks those products that seem to capture some of this essence of the Greek countryside and transmit them to the world.