For over 2,500 years, the olive tree of the Acropolis has remained a worthy symbol of Athens, an undying and ancient representation of prosperity, peace, hope, and resurrection. Planted by the Goddess Athena herself, as Greek mythology would have it, the tree has suffered many fires and mutilations as invaders have come and gone. But a sprig was always saved to be planted later.
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Protected by the EU and UNESCO as a unique product, the precious ‘tears’ of Chios are harvested in a labour intensive process that has been passed down through generations and included on the UNESCO list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. There’s now a way to assist in the preservation of this ancient Greek tradition and the magical Chios mastiha trees.