Olive oil competition to be held in Messinia

Twenty internationally acknowledged olive oil judges will gather in Messinia prefecture on 20-22 March in the context of the second international olive oil competition “Athens International Olive Oil Competition”.

The venue that will be held at “Costa Navarino hotel” aims to become internationally established and to contribute to the indendifiability of the Greek olive oil.

The region of Messinia was selected by the organisers to host this year’s competition because it is one of the most important olive oil production regions in Greece covering 1/3 of the total Greek production. Moreover its is the homeland of the Koroneiki olive variety considered one of the best worldwide.

In last year’s competition which was held in Athens participated 256 producers from 10 countries and bestowed 118 awards.