The family business
The family business Seven Olea was found in October 2013. The main goal is the continuous production of olive oil with medical characteristics. Our orchards are in Arkalochori, the Municipality of Minoan Pediadas, 30 km far from Heraklion of Crete, Hellas.
The olive grove of Kokkinelis’ Family is the cornerstone of our product due to the environmentally friendly cultivation. The location and the microclimate foster the production of premium olive oil that is differentiated by its taste, flavor, and color.
The brand name of our olive oil was an idea of the founder after the Seven Country Study about the Mediterranean Diet and the positive impact of Olive Oil on our everyday life. This study included Hellas, the U.S.A., Italy, Serbia, Japan, Netherlands, and Finland. The main purpose of this project was to reveal that our diet plays a vital role in our health. The American cardiologist Ancel Keys discovered that the group from the Minoan Pediadas lived longer than the others because they followed a diet based on olive oil.
So, taking the above factor into consideration, we have managed to cover even the most demanding expectations of the market by producing the Seven Olea extra virgin olive oil, certified by the Faculty of Pharmacy of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, as a product with medical characteristics. On May 12th, 2019, Seven Olea was awarded by the World Olive Center for Health with a silver award. We are proud to say that our olive oil, produced by the owner Manos Kokkinelis, is of superior taste and aroma.