The cultivation and development of olive trees is favored by the Mediterranean and temperate climate of Zakynthos, the frequent rainfall and the without large fluctuations temperature. Climatic conditions contribute to the production of olive oil with excellent organoleptic properties, high quality and high content of polyphenols.
An important role in the production of quality olive oil in Zakynthos plays the sunshine, the soil moisture that exists during the critical season of fruiting and fruit ripening, and the high relative humidity of the atmosphere. The soils of Zakynthos are very fertile and relatively high in calcium.
Olives are cultivated almost all over the island and the main olive variety is the Koroneiki, which produce olive oil of exceptionally low acidity, with a deep, bright green color with a bittersweet taste and a smooth taste feeling of various fruits. Also called “the queen of olives”, Koroneiki olives are considered and are recognized globally as one of the preferred varietals for oil production.