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Wines Of Kefalonia

Wines Of Kefalonia

It is the wine that leads me on, the wild winethat sets the wisest man to sing at the top of his lungs,laugh like a fool – it drives the man to dancing... it eventempts him to blurt out stories better never told.Odysseu                                                                                                                  …

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Honey

Honey

High quality, pure Thyme Honey is produced in Kefalonia. Tradition, thyme in purple, fresh air and water lets nothing to add in order to produce one of world's finest honeys with distinct biological and organoleptic characteristics. Honey is produced widely on the island in many cases only for the needs of the family.     Some people like to sale their produce on a small scale and you will often see small signs outside houses by the road, writing "ΠΩΛΕΙΤΑΙ ΜΕΛΙ" (Honey on sale).  

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Olive Oil

Olive Oil

Olive Oil The production of olive oil is a chief component of Kefalonia's economy. Up until the 18th Century the amount of olive oil produced on the island was just about enough to supply the inhabitants. Pressure of the Venetian conquerors' for olive plantation, chiefly after the loss of Peloponnese and Crete, resulted in successfully increasing the production to such a degree that the first exports to Venice began. Prior to the catastrophic 1953 Earthquake, there were 200 or so oil presses operating on the island, but today, there are just thirteen. With over one million olive trees on Kefalonia,…

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