Why Kalamata Olives are so famous?

Kalamata olives are really unique olives. Kalamata Olive is the ultimate olive, nature, brownish, dynamic and juicy! "Cooked" in brine, "baptized" in the wine vinegar, acquires a characteristic light fruity flavor. Although it is ripe when collected from the tree, it’s hand picked to protect in order to protect the delicate flesh. The unique special process followed by the harvest until the arrival of the olive to our tables is what makes the Kalamata Olive, the Queen of Olives. It is, also no coincidence, that ranks first grade in the “Table Olives” category ", in world rankings. 

Note to all EU interested parties: Kindly note that Kalamata variety is grown mainly in Aitoloakarnania prefecture, Fthiotis and Lakonia. The Kalamata prefecture where the POD Kalamata for these olives takes its name, accounts for less than 10% of the Kalamata olives variety grown in Greece.  Therefore any demands for all EU members customeres will be stated on labels and packages with the official variety name as known in Greece: "Kalamon Olives”