These green olives are grown in the northern region of Greece on the Halkidiki Penninsula. They are firm in texture with a mild flavour and are conveniently pitted. Try them in salads, soups, or sandwiches.
1) The Halkidiki region actually goes by several names, including Chalkidiki, Chalcidice, and Chalkidike.
2) Halkidiki is a popular summer tourist destination. In the late 1950’s tourists started by renting rooms in the homes of villagers. Hotels were not popular in the area until the tourism boom in the 1980’s.