KYKLOPAS

キクロパス

KYKLOPAS

キクロパス

KYKLOPAS

キクロパス 
 
An excellent olive oil is not merely derived from the best olives, but is the product of skilled artisans. Kyklopas Estates, one of the finest Mákri olive oil producers in the industry, controls every stage of the olive oil production process – from cultivating the olive groves to extracting and bottling the oil on the premises – guaranteeing consistent quality.

KYKLOPAS FAMILY FARM LOCATION

The Kyklopas olive mill is located in the Aegean Sea coast village of Mákri, west of Alexandroupoli in Northern Greece. This beautiful cape town has one of the oldest Mediterranean olive groves in existence. It’s a stone’s throw away from the cave of Homer’s Cyclops (Kyklopas in Greek) and the ancient road connecting European Turkey to Rome, Via Egnatia.

KYKLOPAS FAMILY FARM LOCATION

The Kyklopas olive mill is located in the Aegean Sea coast village of Mákri, west of Alexandroupoli in Northern Greece. This beautiful cape town has one of the oldest Mediterranean olive groves in existence. It’s a stone’s throw away from the cave of Homer’s Cyclops (Kyklopas in Greek) and the ancient road connecting European Turkey to Rome, Via Egnatia.

MEET THE ARTISANS – KYKLOPAS

Proud of their long history as a brand as well as having the top skills in hand, the Kelidis family is one of the best and most awarded producers of extra virgin olive oil in Greece today.

The Kelidis family has been producing olive oil for three generations. Owner Argiris Kelidis has been active in the world of olives all his life, working alongside his father and mother since he was a child. With his solid foundation and vast inherited knowledge, Argiris and his wife Niki Kelidou started their own family-owned and operated business Kyklopas Estates

KYKLOPAS THEN

Their mission is to provide a premium olive oil while carefully preserving its great health benefits. Owners of more than 12,000 olive trees and 2,000 organically-cultivated trees of the local Mákri variety, the Kelidis family takes great pride in meticulously cultivating, extracting, and storing their oils according to environmentally friendly and consumer safety practices. They produce Kyklopas Extra Virgin Olive Oil, one of the most highly awarded olive oils in Greece.

Kyklopas’s Motto:

“We pay special attention to details.

THAT is what makes the difference”

KYKLOPAS NOW: THE KELIDIS FAMILY

Kyklopas’s Motto:

“We pay special attention to details.

THAT is what makes the difference”

KYKLOPAS, MAKRI & CYCLOPS

klykopas logoMakri is a small village located on the northeast coast of the Mediterranean in the region of Thrace, the birthplace of great mythical and historical figures such as Aesop the Greek fable and storyteller, Spartacus the Gladiator and Diomedes. According to archaeological excavations, the area of Makri is reported to have been inhabited since the Neolithic period (3000 BC). As well as the fact that the Ancient Via Egnatia Road passed through the village of Makri, this area is also mentioned by Homer in the Odyssey with the cave of Polyphemos the Cyclops located only a few meters outside Makri. KYLKOPAS is the Greek word for “Cyclops”. In this area also lies the ancient olive grove from which Makri olive oil is produced – a 100% monovarietal olive oil derived from this unique variety of the region.

CULTIVATION & PROCESSING

 

Kyklopas olive oils are organic certified, limiting cultivation with fertilizers and herbicides. Harvesting is done with the latest automated vibration technology to prevent damage to the olives. The green olives are then placed in well-ventilated crates free of plastics. Within hours of harvesting, the olives are mechanically cold-pressed at under 25 degrees. The oil is then filtered through paper, preserving its health benefits and natural bouquet.

Their process ensures an impressively low acidity of 0.16 per cent, meaning there are less fatty acids present and quality is exceptionally high. The oil is then stored in climate controlled stainless steel tanks until it is bottled in-house, according to ISO standards.

When purchasing from Kyklopas Estates, you will never get an oil pressed from a mixed batch of imported olives, as is the practice of some olive oil producers. Instead, you can expect a pure delicious antioxidant-packed award-winning superfood.
2018 Early Harvest Production

Courtesy of: KYKLOPAS SA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvdp-67wHZU&t=4s

Kyklopas Family 2018 new harvest!

Courtesy of: KYKLOPAS SA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi7QO3AX7-0

THE MÁKRI OLIVE

Oil made from Mákri olives is rich in fresh flavors with a very balanced taste and is a favorite among prominent Greek chefs.

Mákri olives are an indigenous olea europaea variety uniquely nurtured by both the northern winds from the Rhodope Mountains and the sultry winds from the Aegean Sea. Located in the eastern Mediterranean Basin where olive trees originated, Mákri olive husbandry has outpaced centuries of socio-political turmoil to sustain civilizations from the fruit of its nearly 2,000-year-old olive trees.

One of nature’s treasures, Mákri olives are a moderately pungent fruit with a blend of bitter spiciness, fruity green banana and artichoke flavor, and an herbaceous aroma. They make a scrumptious oil. So distinctive are Mákri olives, that they have been added to the European Union’s food products list, while awaiting Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status certifying that they are produced, processed, and prepared in Mákri according to industry standards.

Olive Japan (2019)
BEST OF GREECE Award
Early Harvest – Gold Award

Olive Japan Gold (2016–2018)
 2018|Gold Award
2016| Gold & Silver Awards

AWARDS

Over the years, Kyklopas has participated in top international and Greek olive oil competitions such as Olivinus, Ovibeja, NYIOOC, China International Olive Oil Competition, London, IOOC Terraolivo, Athena KOTINOS, Olive Japan, Olive Los Angeles, Monocultivar, BIOL, DER FEINSCHMEKER and many more.

With more than 63 local and international awards received to date, Kyklopas Olive Oil is in the top ten of the world rankings and has simultaneously put the region of Mákri on the olive oil industry world map.

Recent awards include:

Japan Olive Oil Prize (JOOP)
GOLD 2019: Early Harvest

FLOS OLEI 2019 & 2020 – Italy
Included in it’s 2019 World Guide to Extra Virgin Olive Oil. (update: also planned for 2020!)

GREAT TASTE – UK
Gold 2018: Early Harvest
Gold 2018: Basil-infused
NY IOOC (New York)
GOLD 2019: Early Harvest
Past Awards (Gold) : 2018, 2016
London IOOC
GOLD 2019: Early Harvest
Past Awards (Gold) : 2018, 2016
LEONE D’ORO – Italy
2018: Score above 80/100
Terra Olivio – Israel
Gold 2018: Organic
Gold 2018: Early Harvest

EVOO WORLD RANKING
No.1 oil in Greece 2016, 2019
No. 18 in World 2019

See more of their awards here (Greek & English): kyklopas.com

KYKLOPAS PRODUCTS

Early Harvest 
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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アーリーハーベスト エキストラバージンオリーブオイル

❝ボトルを開封すると、素晴らしくフレッシュ感溢れる香りが周囲に漂い… 刈ったばかりの若い草の様な豊かなグリーンな香りに青リンゴの様な爽やかな香り、辛味苦味は程良く穏やか、緑茶の様な心地よい渋味にアーモンドの様な甘さも感じられる…❞ 樋口直英 日本オリーブオイルソムリエ協会®︎ 認定 オリーブオイルソムリエ

Japanese Online Shop
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A well balanced taste and rich in flavor. Good on salads, salsa, steamed vegetables, white fish, soups, bread with seasonings, pasta, natto and sushi.

Area: Makri village, northeast Greece
Producer: Mr. Argiris Kelidis, KYKLOPAS MILL
Olive Type: Makri (unriped fruit)
Harvest: 2019-2020
Acidity: 0.18%
Process: Cold pressed at 25℃
Import Method: Air freight
 Dark Bottle (net shopping price):
100ml: ¥1,400
250ml: ¥2,680  Bigger Size! 
Stainless Tin (net shopping price):
250ml: ¥2,100
500ml:¥2,990
750ml: ¥3,990
2500ml: ¥10,450
 Availability: 2019-2020 New Harvest In Stock

Japanese Online Shop

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Organic 
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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アーリーハーベスト エキストラバージンオリーブオイル

❝ボトルを開封すると、素晴らしくフレッシュ感溢れる香りが周囲に漂い… 刈ったばかりの若い草の様な豊かなグリーンな香りに青リンゴの様な爽やかな香り、辛味苦味は程良く穏やか、緑茶の様な心地よい渋味にアーモンドの様な甘さも感じられる…❞ 樋口直英 日本オリーブオイルソムリエ協会®︎ 認定 オリーブオイルソムリエ

Japanese Online Shop
Please contact us if you need to order in English.
(Shipment within Japan only)

A well balanced taste and rich in flavor. Good on salads, salsa, steamed vegetables, white fish, soups, bread with seasonings, pasta, natto and sushi.

Area: Makri village, northeast Greece
Producer: Mr. Argiris Kelidis, KYKLOPAS MILL
Olive Type: Makri (organic unriped fruit)
Harvest: 2019-2020
Acidity: 0.33%
Process: Cold pressed at 25℃
Import Method: Air freight
Stainless Tin (net shopping price):
500ml:¥3,350
2500ml: ¥11,350
 Availability: 2019-2020 New Harvest In Stock

Japanese Online Shop

Please contact us if you need to order in English.
(Shipment within Japan only)

Premium
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Japanese Online Shop
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A well balanced taste and rich in flavor. Good for cooking, including frying.

Area: Makri village, northeast Greece
Producer: Mr. Argiris Kelidis, KYKLOPAS MILL
Olive Type: Makri (matured fruit)
Harvest: 2019-2020
Acidity:  0.30%
Process: Cold pressed at 25℃
Import Method: Air Freight
 Stainless Tin (net shopping price):
250ml:¥1,700
500ml:¥2,600
750ml:¥3,250
2500ml:¥8,480 

 Availability: 2020 New Harvest In Stock

Japanese Online Shop

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(Shipment within Japan only)

Infused Olive Oils

Spearmint-Ginger, Basil, Garlic, Hot Chilli, Lemon, Orange

Area: Makri village, northeast Greece
Producer: Mr. Argiris Kelidis, KYKLOPAS MILL
Olive Type: Makri (matured fruit)
Process: Cold pressed at 25℃
Import Method: Air Freight
 Dark Bottle (net price):
250ml: ¥2,510  Bigger Size! 

 Availability: 2020 New Harvest In Stock

Japanese Online Shop
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Olives & Spearmint & Ginger Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The combination of ginger and spearmint adds a freshness that will bring a smile to your face and feeling of happiness. It goes well over fresh green salad, mozzarella and other cheeses, as well as used as a topping for ice cream and cakes.

Olives & Basil Extra Virgin Olive Oil

A well balanced taste with rich flavors of olives and basil. Goes well with all types of food that match with basil: pizza, pasta, sauces, fresh salads, dips, toasts and salad condiments.

Olives & Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

A well balanced taste with rich flavors of olives and garlic. Goes well with all types of food that match with garlic: pizza, pasta, sauces, dips, toast and salad condiments.

Olive & Hot Chili Extra Virgin Olive Oil

A well balanced taste with rich flavors of olives and chili pepper. Goes well with all types of food that match with chili peppers: pizza, pasta, sauces, dips, toast and salad condiments.

Olives & Lemon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

A well balanced taste with rich flavors of olives and lemon. Goes well with all types of food that match with lemon: salads, salad condiments, baked fish and steamed vegetables.
Natural essence content: 2%

Olives & Orange Extra Virgin Olive Oil

A well balanced taste with rich flavors of olives and orange. Goes well with all types of food that match with oranges: salads, fruit mixtures, ice cream and sweets.
Natural essence content: 2%

Japanese Online Shop

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(Shipment within Japan only)

Kyklopas in Japan

Orfey Gardens is the sole distributor of Kyklopas products in Japan. Products are currently available in our Yahoo! Shopping store (Japanese only). 
Orfey Gardens Yahoo!ショッピング

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ORFEY GARDENS & KYKLOPAS

For the Kelidis family their job is personal. When I first called they said to me, “Come to visit us. We want to get to know you first”. They not only showed us their facilities and groves, but also the surrounding area – the Cyclops cave, Mákri village, and the picturesque port.

Getting to know Kelidis family I couldn’t help being captivated by their energy and enthusiasm, which derives from their profound love and care of their olive trees. They have eagerly helped us with every step to make importing a reality, inspiring us and ensuring us that everything is going to be just fine. We are proud to be the only Japan distributor of their fine line of limited-quantity Kyklopas products.

There is more than just olive oil in Kyklopas bottles, there is also a big loving heart in every drop.