Who could resist them?
The most famous olives from Greece, can not be compared in taste and quality to any other, all over the world. Flesh is very strong due to tannin, color is black-purple-brown, and shape almost like almond distinctive.
The variety is grown mainly in Aitoloakarnania prefecture (Western Greece) Fthiotis (Central Greece) and Lakonia (Peloponnese-South Greece). You can find the authentic ones stated as Kalamata, Calamata or Kalamon olives only from Greek processing companies coming from Greek grown trees.
In June 2022 a new decision was enforced for all EU members and the trade name Kalamata Olives will be used for olives coming from Messinia region (an area which contributes less than 1% of the total production of these olives in Greece). The majority of the variety in EU will be traded as Kalamon olives which is exactly the same and in some cases superior in taste and quality to the ones growing in Messinia region. Outside EU Kalamata Olives will be traded as usual.
Try this recipe.