A century of history begins ...
The ``Antoniou`` olive press is a traditional family business with a history of three generations since functioning the first olive press in the small village of Glossa. For over 130 years our mill produces the extra virgin olive oil of the
families of the island of Skopelos.
The route begins in 1890 with the great grandfather Georgios I. Antoniou starting the creative journey of the family business. At that time, the beginning was made with the traditional way of crushing olives with the millstones and the help of the animals.
Continuing in the second generation with the grandfather Ioannis G. Antoniou, traditional olive oil production goes in the most modern way, applying the hydraulic presses and today the centrifugal machines. Following the tradition, the Antoniou family today produces, selects and standardizes for you the excellent quality extra virgin olive oil with its rich nutrients, the perfect aroma and the fruity taste of the fresh and healthy olive fruit, in its new modern facilities in Glossa Skopelos.
Our olive groves
The olive groves of our family are located in the northwest part of the island of Skopelos and around the village of Glossa at an altitude of 250m, with a total area of 50 acres. The varieties cultivated are Amfissis or Pelion and Koroneiki. The fruit is harvested in traditional way (by hand – old method) and we press it directly in our Olive Press with cold pressed method.
OUR FACILITIES INCLUDE:
• Olive trees with an area of 60.000m2
• Modern mill with a capacity of 3.5 tons of olives per hour
• Air-conditioned installations and storage of olive oil in stainless steel tanks and ideal for maintaining temperatures.
• Stainless steel storage tanks of 25 tons
• Αutomatic olive oil bottling line
• Separate packaging space for packaging materials
• Storage area of finished products
• Offices - changing rooms - WC
• Presentation of products and exhibition of traditional and old machinery
The processing, storage and standardization areas of olive oil meet certified food hygiene and safety standards.
Our aim is to ensure the optimal conditions for the maintenance and preservation of olive oil in order to keep its quality characteristics unchanged.
Our company is certified for the production and standardization of organic olive oil by BIO HELLAS.
Our company appliew a certified food safety management system in accordance with ISO 22000:2005.