Worldwide, olive trees are considered a symbol of peace, prosperity, knowledge, wisdom and hope. According to historical sources, the first olive tree, in its wild form, appeared in Greece in 12000 B.C. and was cultivated for the first time by the Syrians or by the Minoan civilization between 3500-2500 B.C.
In Greece, olive oil has been used in many different ways since ancient times and the olive tree was associated with culture, religion, nutrition and health.
Many archaeological findings prove this theory and testify the importance of olives for Greece and its direct relationship with the social environment. Ancient Greeks loved olive tree, deified its origin and, according to Aristotle, punished with death anyone who uprooted or destroyed it.