Koroneiki Olives

Koroneiki Olives | Parnon Estates Greek Olive Oil Parnon Estates certified extra virgin olive oil from Greece is mono-varietal which means it is crafted from one type of olive only. The Koroneiki olive is considered the “queen of olives” in Greece and is recognized world-wide as one of the preferred olives for oil production. The fruitful Koroneiki tree has flourished in this microclimate for more than 3,000 years. It is grown and harvested solely for olive oil production. Koroneiki olives have a smooth flavor profile that produces velvety olive oil. This particular olive tastes quite bitter and is not intended for snacking. The leaves of the Koroneiki tree have two tones: light and dark green, while the olives vary from light green to dark purple. Some Koroneiki trees have both green and purple olives. Koroneiki trees are constantly changing and have their own unique appearance when the shades of their leaves are combined with the bi colored olives.


The Koroneiki olive produces olive oil with some of the highest polyphenol content possible, which means it boasts powerful health benefits and uses. Polyphenols are natural antioxidants that have been credited with reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer, among many other diseases. Free radical damage is drastically reduced with the presence of polyphenols, as they protect the human body. Koroneiki olive oil has a prolonged shelf life compared to typical oils due to the incredibly elevated polyphenol content. Koroneiki olive oil also boasts low free fatty acids (FFA) which is a highly-prized characteristic.

There are over 400 varieties of olives in existence today. Any variety olive tree could have been selected to be in our olive groves, however, we chose Koroneiki because it is considered such a high-quality olive oil. Koroneiki olive oil production is sometimes considered more difficult to process than other olives due to the petite size of the olive. Since it is such a small olive compared to others, it takes many more olives to create the same amount of olive oil.

Moreover, Koroneiki olives are tricky to harvest because they are smaller than other varieties. The quality of the Koroneiki olive oil compared to some other olive oils is so superior, in fact, that if they were mixed together the Koroneiki olive oil would improve the overall quality of the oil.