Extra Virgin Olive Oil “Της Ερήμου” (“Of desert”) is produced from olives grown in the centuries-old olive groves in Mikra Agia Anna (Little Saint Anna), the “desert” of Mount Athos. Due to its superior quality, the “Της Ερήμου» olive oil is of limited production and thus having unique characteristics.
The so called “desert” is a rocky region on Mount Athos where the combination of the unique micro-climate and the passion and love of the monks result in this rare and valuable olive oil.
The monks of The Holy Cell Of The Assumption of Holy Mother of God cultivate olive trees in this craggy landscape, in a painful and hard way which includes the meticulous and thorough olive hand harvesting as well as carrying the sacks or baskets on their shoulders, until mules can be used in order to arrive at the oil mill of the Skete of Agia Anna.
FROM GRANTING … TO THE BOTTLE