The homeland of the ancient god Hephaestus, an artist and master builder, which he created with the endless power of the volcano. It is no coincidence that the special features and great potential of the island inspired the imagination of the ancient Greeks to make it the home and workshop of this special god and to regard the progress of its worthy locals as payback of Hephaestus for their hospitality.

From this inextricable relationship many historical references arose, most notably the city of Hephaistia, the largest and most ancient of the island that flourished for centuries. The very word “Heffisto” (ΕFΙΣΘΟ) is clearly written in the Halkidiki alphabet, in the inscription of the burial mound of Kaminia (510 BC), making direct reference either to the god Hephaestus or to Hephaistia. The mound is considered to be a very important archaeological find and it was what inspired us to give a name to our extra virgin olive oil products, which are offsprings of the same blessed land.

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