Monopati is a company of 42 olive oil producers with 900,000 square meters and 16,000 olive trees of the Koroneiki variety growing in semi-mountainous and mountainous olive groves, situated on the sunny slopes surrounded by pine trees, arbutus, lentisk bushes and myrtle bushes in the region of Geraki-Elis in the Peloponnese. Our company was founded in 2013 and is called “Monopati” following the ancient path of history. In ancient Greece, two days before the Olympic Games, there was a tradition of a procession from ancient Elis to ancient Olympia. In the middle of the trail toward ancient Olympia where they stayed overnight are the foothills of our olive groves. This trail followed a path measuring 54 kilometres in length where everyone participated: athletes, judges, priests, jurors and all their relatives. So, following our Monopati and with love for olive oil, the land and our history, we developed the olive oil “Monakrivo”. This olive oil makes us feel proud since it connects us to our past and to our roots, reaching all the way back to antiquity. “Monakrivo” is a Greek word that has great sentimental value, and usually refers to the feelings that parents have for their beloved children. In other words, Monakrivo means “unique, precious, beloved.” Just like Monakrivo, our own olive oil. “Unique”, since it is created in the unique environment of the Greek Peloponnese. “Precious”, because olive oil is a rich, nutritional miracle that Man and Nature continues to create. “Beloved”, because wemake it with all our love and care… Just for you!
Like fine wine, every variety of olive oil is judged by the flavour, the colour, aroma and acidity. Every type of olive oil is unique since it is made under specific conditions (soil, climate, type and age of olive trees, season when the fruit is picked and its processing). Its colour is basically green, but there are many shades. The flavour can be strong or milder, even slightly spicy. When the olive oil is processed correctly, it retains the full aroma, the vitamins and the flavour of the fruit from whence it came. Extra virgin olive oil: the best quality oil. The acidity should not exceed 0.8%. The best quality oils have much lower acidity (0.4-0.5%). This oil has a superior aroma, flavour and colour. Monakrivo is a superior quality olive oil with golden colour, rich aroma, full flavour and very low acidity.
Monakrivo is available in three types: Limnes: Made from 100% Koroneiki variety. It has a lovely, velvety texture, vibrant colour, rich flavour and low acidity. Afanoules: Made from 97% Koroneiki and 3% Matolia variety, it leaves an irresistible fruity, slightly bitter aftertaste. Organic: Exclusively from organically grown olive trees, this olive oil has a surprisingly unique natural flavour.