Our vision is to become a leading producer and exporter of high-quality Greek food products by making use of Greece’s greatly underutilized potential in producing and exporting quality foods. While Lesvos remains our firm home base, we consider all regions of Greece that have distinctive products to offer to discriminating customers beyond the borders of our country.
Our mission is to offer consumers around the world who are interested in improving their diet towards a healthier balance, a variety of flavorful, innovative and highly nutritious food products produced on the island of Lesvos and other parts of Greece.
We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality using choice ingredients and traditional processes while upholding our core values of quality, fair prices, and environmental sustainability.
Our logo presents the coat of arms of our family’s ancestors, depicting a dove perched upon the globe, and carrying an olive branch in its beak. Aside from its portrayal of our family heritage, we selected it to represent us because it expresses the ideal of global peace and also symbolizes the spiritual and material significance of the olive as nourishment for the mind and body that transcends cultures throughout the world.
Lesvos is Greece’s third largest island, located in the northern Aegean. In addition to its abundance of olive trees, it has a wealth of orchards, aromatic herbs and other flora, making it a botanical paradise. It is not without reason that the Ottomans referred to it as “the garden of the Aegean”.
This is our family’s home and where the history of our company begins, with the production of premium extra virgin olive oil to take advantage of the unique organoleptic qualities of the native Kolovi olive variety.
Lesvos has a long history of olive oil production. Excavations have brought to light a Bronze Age olive press dated 2800 – 2000 BC. Wide expanses of olive groves in terraced hills cover nearly 30% of the island, in the eastern and southern parts, and nearly 80% of the island’s arable land.
In fact, with over eleven million trees and a population of about 90,000 people, Lesvos has by far the largest number of olive trees per capita in the world. Many of the trees are hundreds of years old, as indicated by their thick and gnarled trunks. Olive tree cultivation and olive oil production are therefore one of the most important economic activities in Lesvos.
Lesvos is also noted for its natural beauty, its plentiful sunshine, its vibrant ecosystems that include not only flora but also fauna, as well as its highly varied landscape, ranging from the luscious green of the east and south to the wild, volcanic west, with a petrified forest that is one of the largest in the world.
Olive oil contains (antioxidant) polyphenols that contribute to the protection of blood lipids from oxidative stress. Enjoy olive oil’s health benefits with 1½ tablespoons (20 g) daily consumption in the context of a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Compliant with EU Regulation 432/2012. ACAIA Extra Virgin Olive Oil is certified for its higher polyphenol content (>250mg/Kg) than the average olive oils by the Department of Chemistry of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.