ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

We are a family owned estate in the hills of Iklena, a small village south – west of Peloponnese, Messinia. A small village but big in history as it was part of the kingdom of Nestor the mythic king of Pylos and un important commercial centre.

Iklena has drawn attention lately due to important excavations of the Late Bronze Age – the Mycenaean civilization that have come to light. Here is where the most ancient form of Linear B writing in Europe has been found. In this land we have been cultivating the olive trees for many generations, by using the same traditional farming methods.

OUR OLIVE GROVES

Due to our love and respect for nature and our olive trees, we choose to cultivate in an organic manner targeting quality instead of quantity. We reject the use of pesticides, weed killing, fertilizers and machines, using hand harvesting methods, compost, manures and various natural minerals instead. With this gentle, natural and eco-friendly way of agriculture, we have seen a great improvement in flora and fauna of our land.

OUR OIL

The “Koroneiki” and “Mavroelia” varieties in the microclimate of our region which has wet winters, sunny hot summers, along with the breeze of the Ionian sea gives our oil its fruity and spicy taste, the high levels of polyphenols and the low acidity.

 

Our early hand harvest, the cold pressed extraction and the high standards of bottling and storage methods, has resulted in a superior quality olive oil.

 

Plus our organic agriculture methods are strictly controlled and certified by BIOHELLAS, the body responsible for certifying organic products has led to a superior product, recognized with various awards. This is what makes us special.

 

Ultra Premium olive oil is the category of olive oil with the highest quality standards regarding organoleptic properties, production, storage, transportation, acidity and polyphenolic content.

POLYPHENOLS

Polyphenols are micronutrients present in plant – based foods and especially olive oil that are rich in antioxidants, helping to protect the blood lipids from oxidative stress, therefore it lowers the risk for heart disease, inflammation and Alzheimer’s disease.

CERTIFICATIONS – AWARDS

CERTIFICATIONS

Our olive groves are regularly strictly  controlled and therefore certified by BIOHELLAS, the certification body for organic products.

CERTIFICATION OF THE OLIVE PRESS AND BOTTLING UNIT

The high standards of  cold pressed extraction, bottling and storage  methods  are certified  by BIOHELLAS  and the standards ISO 20000-2005

AWARDS

It is a great honor to receive the following award:

  

OUR PRODUCTS

Iklena olive oil is available in Extra virgin Organic and non organic version plus in optimal conditions Ultra Premium Organic and non organic version

 

Five packaging options:

750, 500 and 250 ml bottles and 1 and 3 ltr tins.

GIFT OPTIONS are available in Eco friendly natural burlap pouches from 100% jute and agave cord with extra charge

 

Contact Us

H. K. Agrilitsa Limited

Address

Kennedy 23
GLOBE HOUSE, 4th floor
1075 Nicosia
Cyprus

Email

[email protected]