Our heritage


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.

Our philosophy


The high quality of its products, the enhancement of the Greek tradition and the innovation, combined with the sensitivity and the respect for nature and the environment, are the main pillars on which the philosophy and vision of LELIA FOODS S.A. are based.

Ifantis Food Group


Since 1979, Ifantis is developing according new technologies requirements and is constantly growing in keeping up with demands of the contemporary consumer.

The respect for customers, the excellent quality of the products and the passion for continuing growth and development, have made IFANTIS Group one of the most important companies in the food sector.

Ifantis Food Group owns more than 500 high quality products, which are segmented in 5 business sectors:

  • Processed meat products
  • Frozen food (frozen vegetables, hamburgers, pizzas, ready meals et al.)
  • Greek traditional salads
  • Feta cheese
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Olives

Ifantis Food Group has succeeded in creating worldwide known products. This success is due to the high level of quality, our staff, our expert skills and the excellent relationship with the people who trust our products.

Based on this relationship, Ifantis Group is committed to continue to expand this successful course respecting the environment and human.