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The Finest Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Ancient Voura one of the twelve cities of Achaia in antiquity shows traces of human habitation from the early historical to the later years. It was located east of Ellik and, according to ancient writers, was destroyed by the earthquake of 373 BC, which destroyed the city of Ellik. Voura However, unlike Eliki, was rebuilt by the survivors of the disaster. It the beginning of the 3rd century BC belonged to the kingdom of Dimitrios the besieger like the rest of the Achaean cities, but when the region was liberated by the Macedonians in 275 BC, it joined the Achaean Confederacy.

Centuries old olive trees with twisting trunks creating natural sculptures that are generously offering their fruit, which is one of the main products of the Aigialeia region, the exceptional quality olive oil that is abundantly produced. The Aigialeia region is very beautiful and interesting region that combines natural beauty with cultural heritage and gastronomy. Aigialeia region has been present in History since antiquity. There are specific findings dating to the Mycenaean period attesting to human presence and activity in the region, whilst archaeological excavations attest to many elements of public and private habitation by peoples living in Aigialeia. Pottery depicting fish and animals attribute to the hypothesis that people “draw” whatever they are familiar with, i.e., whatever they touch, taste or eat.

The river that crossed the ancient city is called Vouraikos and is well known in Greece for the homonymous canyon crossed by the Cog railway which connects the city of Diakopto with the historical Kalavrita.

At the "Mandelles" site on the slopes of the gorge, is produced one of the best and most quality olive oils in the area. The King of Greece, Georgios A, knowing the excellent quality of the olive oil, was oftenly visiting the area and supplied olive oil for the Royal Family of Greece.