yourgreekoliveoil supports the Athena International Olive Oil Competition - ATHIOOC 2016 The Olive Tree & Greece The Olive Tree & Olive Oil. Fruit of the sacred ancient Greek, Elixir of the gods and men. No country will be revered the olive tree as much as Greece, his homeland. The first olive tree planted by Athena on the rock of the acropolis and the wild olive branch offered by herakles to Olympia to crown the athletes are myths constituting the Greek soul. In The Greek world, the olive tree and olive oil are associated to the gods and to the heroes of antiquity, they are rooted in the popular traditions and the hellenic culture, they leave their mark on the conscience and the identity of the people. Over the centuries, these gifts of the gods have become the symbols of eternal values, the guardians of a tradition that will extend well beyond the borders of Greece, on all the shores of the Mediterranean, and then in the world.