The mastic has many secrets to reveal
Greece would be different–very different–without the silvery sparkle of her olive trees under the life-giving sun. As the poet Odysseas Elytis observed, the olive, the grapevine, and the boat are what make up Greece.
The many symbolic meanings that accompany the olive tree are not by chance. Its endurance over the passage of time imparts wisdom, and its generous bounty highlights its peaceable disposition. Even as its oil turns any old dish into a gastronomic miracle, you can feel Nature as it cares for you and cures what ails you.
Greek mythology is filled with references to the archetypal importance of the olive tree to Ancient...