Olives and Oil
Olives and Oil
The most famous product of Halkidiki is its olives. It is known all over the world and recently featured in a Hollywood blockbuster "The Wolf of WallStreet". Thanks to its topography and climate Halkidiki produces olives and oil which stand out for their special taste and quality. Olive trees are grown without any chemical interventions. Those olives are processed driven from customer satisfaction. They are rich in phenological and organoleptic characteristics and many more substances necessary for human body’s good functionality. The unique taste and the high nutritional value of olive oil have established it as an integral component of the mediterranean diet. If you visit Halkidiki you can enjoy salads and traditional greek foods which use olive oil and are delicious and healthy. The areas in which olives are cultivated are: Mount Meliton, Pallini Peninsula, Iporia Holomonta, Fields in Poligiros, Ormylia, Olinthos and Moudania as well.
Greek people characterise Halkidiki as "The mother of Beekeeping". With more than 6500 beekeepers (32% of national total) and 1910 tons of high quality honey production annually, Halkidiki is fairly characterised as the centre of beekeeping in Greece. Continuing the tradition todays beekeepers exploit the rich fauna of Kassandra, Sithonia and North Halkidiki producing great quantities of honey. Except the ordinary honey from bees you can also find pine honey with a high nutrition value.
Halkidiki produces some of the best wines. Following the traditional ways of preparing and using the finestgreek vine varieties in combination with the ideal climatic conditions Halkidiki managed to have top qualitywine. The rough soil as well with the joy and systematic scientific studies have established Halkidiki as a wine region. The industrial units of the region year to year emerge the world by producing new products using not only the finest varieties of Greek vines but foreign as well, mainly French. In the region of Halkidiki exists the largest vineyard of all Greece and is located in Porto Karras.
In the list of high quality products in one of the top positions are also the cheesy products of Halkidiki. The traditional goat cheese is being produced by pure goat milk and has high nutrition value due to its high protein content. The mount of Holomontas where the most farms take place has unique soil and climate characteristics and contributes which contributes to the exceptional composition of goat milk and cheese production. With respect to tradition cattle breeders produce high quantities of goat cheese. Well known areas of cheesy products production are the Central and North Halkidiki.