Greek Olives List

Greece produces some of the best olives in the world. Greek olives are produced all over Greece and are both eaten and used to produce olive oil.

Varietals of olives differ depending on the region of Greece. Olives also differ depending on when they are picked from their trees. The Greek people have been utilizing the olive tree for thousands of years. 

Greek olives, including Greek olive oil, are no only popular in Greece, but in Europe, the United States, and throughout the world. 

Read about the many types of Greek olives to enjoy during your next meal or for snacking!

About the Greek Olive Kalamata

Kalamata Greek olives are part of the Kalamon variety. They are named after the region where they are produced in Messinia, near the town of Kalamata, in the Pelopon... Read More

About the Greek Olive Tsakistes

Also known as “cracked olives,” Greek Tsakistes olives are grown primarily in the Attica region of Greece and belong to the Megaritiki variety of olives. The nam... Read More

About the Greek Olive Throumba

Thassos Island is famous for the Throumba olives that are produced there and are named after the island. Throumba Greek olives are harvested from November to January... Read More

About the Greek Olive Nafplion

Nafplion Greek olives are grown in Nafplion, specifically in the valley of Argos, in the eastern Peloponnese. These olives are small and light green. They have a cru... Read More

About the Greek Olive Koroneiki

Koroneiki olives are grown throughout Greece, but mainly in the south Peloponnese and soem areas of Crete. The olive gets its name from Koroni, a town located in Mes... Read More

About the Greek Olive Halkithiki

Halkithiki are green olives that are large and oval-shaped. Their size has lead to them being called “donkey olives.” In fact, their large size makes them perfec... Read More

About the Greek Olive Amfissa

Olives have been a part of Greek history, agriculture, and cooking for over 3,500 years. The only place that produces more olives than Greece is Spain. It’s no... Read More