The Competition


28-29-30 MAY 2020

After consultation with our partners and its international judging committee, Athena IOOC announces that this year’s event is postponed for the 28th, 29th and 30th of May 2020.

The venue, on the island of Lesvos, remains the same: Museum of Industrial Olive Oil Production of Lesvos, Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation.

Given the difficulties some growers are having in forwarding their samples to Greece through courier companies, we are extending the sample reception deadline for another month. Registration however is now closed in compliance with our original deadline.


The Goals

ATHENA has the following key objectives:

1.     To promote high quality EVOOS in Greece and internationally.
2.     To contribute to the production and continuous improvement of high quality olive oils, highlighting newcomer olive-growing countries and regions as well as rare olive varietals.
3.     To encourage olive oil consumption as a nutritious and healthy product that carries great cultural value and that deserves a prominent role in high gastronomy.
4.     To present the typical characteristics of each olive oil as well as the trends in the olive oil industry, both for experts and consumers, in order to raise their awareness of world olive oil production.
5.     To help consumers choose the best olive oils in the world thanks to the quality certification provided by the “Athena” seal on all award-winning bottles 


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