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The olive grove of Amfissa is part of the Delphic landscape, is featured as a traditional, protected by special provisions and the cultivation is done by means that do not alter its traditional character.

He is the single largest in our country. From Delphi to Kirra and the olive grove until Erateini approximately 1,200,000 olive roots give one of the most beautiful examples of Greek nature.

A walk in the "Logos" will give you the imposing figure these perennial trees that exceed in many cases the 10m height. Walker of the olive grove will determine the specificity of each of the numerous trees, the timing fits in unlikely formations of their trunks, the elusive color of olive leaves - gray and silver to dark green and olive green - depending each time the light moment. In autumn and winter one can watch closely how they collect the olive fruit for centuries, the inhabitants of this holy land.

Considered the oldest olive groves in Greece and the oldest organized. Placed in Pausanias' time. The first olive trees planted by the Pelasgians and their cultivation was continued by the Aeolians. The Venetian (1240) the cultivation intensified. In 1824 he was given as collateral to England for the loan received.
The vine is dry and hot so that the largest fruit production and inhibiting the development of the fruit fly, rendering unnecessary the use of pesticides.
Crops grown with an altitude difference of 500 meters, so watering trees made with rain water, which is held by makeshift dams forming grooves and pits. So not only the water retained and the soil swept along by the rain, forming alluvial and enriching the soil. Result is very rich soil, and the delicious fruit of the olive amfissiotikis. This method is followed in the same way since ancient times, and is unique in the world.

The olive produced in the olive grove is the entire edible and collected mostly by manual knocking, a method known since ancient times.
The so-called as a variety of Amfissa olives are large, round, with juicy, tasty flesh who enjoys a number of ways. From pickled and paste up to jam. The oil produced from the variety, are also of excellent quality.

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  • Copyright: Costantino Topas (COSTANTINO) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7783 W: 23 N: 14147] (89514)
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  • Date Taken: 2016-02-14
  • Categories: Nature
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  • Date Submitted: 2016-02-20 13:47
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