Olive growing in Greece, started mostly on small family estates, where a particular relationship is built between the olive growers and the olive trees, with respect and care as predominant features. It is a loving relationship that bears precious fruits.
Thus begins the history of our company, established in 1989, in Kalamata, where the highest quality of olives and olive oil is produced since ancient times.
Lelia olives were soon placed all over the Greek market and became in high demand due to their innovative packaging in aluminum bags with the addition of extra virgin olive oil.
In 2013, our company was merged with Greek Land Foods LTD, a Greek traditional company founded in 1912, in Kalamata. Since 2009, Greek Land Foods LTD is the producer of the very successful international brand “esti” sold in more than 25 countries. The new company was renamed to Lelia Foods S.A.
LELIA’s facilities are located in an area of 12 acres in Kalochori Avlidas (88 km from Athens International airport) and they are operating according to the high quality standards of IFS, ISO 9001, ISO 22000 and FSSC 22000. LELIA’s factory has 4 automatic production lines for the production of olives, olive oil, olive paste and other agricultural products.