Years and years, the local farmers lived their simple lives with hard work and no fair compensation. Until some pioneers found the solution to overcome the difficulties. Because where there is goodwill, prudence, and a willingness to work alone, a way to progress is found. The pioneers’ idea was simple and logical. Everyone had to see and believe what was obvious, unite their forces to become stronger.
So, not long after in the beautiful Vatika of Laconia, across from the island of Aphrodite, Kythira, the historical rock of Monemvasia, and next to the world’s oldest submerged city, Pavlopetri, they established a modern olive oil factory in 1982. For 40 consecutive years, it has been offering its services to its members and beyond. It has seized every possible opportunity for the benefit of hardworking peasant farmers, trying to secure a decent income for themselves and their families, encouraging them not to abandon the land they toil and care for.