The olive grove of Amfissa is one of the oldest in Greece, the largest continuous one in the Balkans and dates back 3000 years. It looms the Delfian landscape, extending from Amfissa to the Korintian Sea and from Eratini to Kirra covering a space of 55.000 acres with more than 1.100.000 trees. Almost 70% of them are more than 150 years old with deep corrugations and surpassing 10 meters in height.
The harvest of early olive grapes started according to historians in the Neolithic period. Pelasgians were the first to plant the area with olive trees and its usage hasn’t changed since.
An ancient path still passes through the olive groove of Amfissa leading to the great Delfi Oracle. Also, someone can find under the area of Chrissou ( ancient Krisa ), a refuge of olive trees where the old horse track of Delfi used to be. Races took place there during Pithia, athletic games known throughout the whole ancient Greek region.
Today, the olive grove is considered a trademark for the Delfian landscape, a site protected by Unesco for its cultural heritage.