The Olive Routes
Let’s meet

Dimitra

Her friends call her a “dreamer” and yes she dreams and smiles a lot! Passionate for many things but let’s call it in general passionate for life.
Quite good student (MBA holder) but she gets bored easily and the “career” in the multinational companies ended quickly …When she met her husband, Stathis, and she got passionate with magic olive oil world!!
Today, she is an olive oil taster, member in the certified olive oil tasting panel of the University of Peloponnese, she has two children, and she is leaving her dream within ..The Olive Routes…

Stathis
Since his grand, grand, grandfather his family owned the same Olive oil Mill in the land they love Androusa Messinias ..Olive oil, it’s in his DNA…
He loves the olive trees…to cultivate and to spend time with them.
He loves also simple life…like drinking ouzo with the same friends the last 20 years in the “kafeneio” of his village.
Now, he is co-owner of a modern olive oil mill, he exports his branded extra virgin olive oil ‘a messiniako” in many countries, and he is starting to become a passionate olive router!

Our Story

Stathis and Dimitra created “TheOliveRoutes” in 2018 as an outcome of their love for the olive oil, the nature and the land of Messinia. They designed and are providing to the “experience seekers” and visitors tour about olive oil so as to share their passion for olive tree, olive oil, nature, tradition, local gastronomy… 

The “olive dreams” they had, found home in their small village, Androusa Messinias, 20km from Kalamata…inside the 120years old family olive Oil Mill… at the olive grove with the 2.000 perennial olive trees, in the taste of the extra virgin olive oil! 

The OliveRoutes are sociable, informative, enthusiastic, fun, authentic and their mission is to make people to open up to the Olive oil World, feel happy and experience the “Olive” taste of Messinia! 

The history, the soul, the tradition, the gastronomy of Messinia are revealed through the olive routes… enjoy a unique experience in our endless olive groves filled with the wisdom, the flavor and the aroma of Peloponnese.

The Olive Routes
Messini

In only 10 minutes drive from our Olive Groves you can visit the city of Ancient Messene.

Messene is a significant ancient city in terms of its size, form, and state of preservation, and still has much to offer. It possesses not only sanctuaries and public buildings, but also imposing fortifications, and houses and tombs. It enjoys, amongst other things, the advantage of never having been destroyed or covered by later settlements, and is located on an unspoiled inland site. Its natural setting combines the grandeur of the mountains of Delphi with the low-lying, riverine tranquillity of Olympia, the dominating bare limestone mass of Ithome, the site of the ancient acropolis, with the low fertile valley around the ancient city.

Descending from Mavromati village, we reach the Museum. Passing through the vineyards and the olive fields, we see on the right the theatre of ancient Messene with its spectacular walls, and on the left, the Arsinoi Fountain. Moving on to a narrow path, we see on our left the Market, and after that, the sacred area of Asklipieion.

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Ancient Messene was protected at its Northeast from mountain Ithomi, like a natural wall. The rest of the city was surrounded by strong walls of 9,5 km length, which can be admired up to date.

My Experiences

Book activities led by The Olive Routes on your next trip

Androusa, Messinia, Greece
The Olive Grove Tour
4hr
Androusa, Messinia, Greece
The olive oil & wine tour
4hr
Androusa, Messinia, Greece
The Castle & Olive oil Mill tour
3hr