An ancient beauty secret
Olive oil has always played an important role in the life of Mediterranean people generally and especially in the life of the Greeks. It has been a main component of their culture since the antiquity. Olive oil has represented a symbol of peace, fertility, purification, power, victory and repentance, and it has been used not only in cooking, but also in tanning, weaving, perfumery, pharmacy, medicine, religion, as well as as a fuel for oil lamps. Thus the olive tree, its fruit and the golden liquid released from the olives has always been a part of the identity of the Greeks, establishing a strong link between the past and the present.