Olive Tree of Greece
Curious tourists like me halted to make a note of the tree and its interesting features. Most of the trees bore fruits, some in their raw state and ripe ones scattered on ground. I was like: OMG so much olive gone waste! My curiosity went a little further, I plucked one ripe one and bit into it, I expected it to be sour. This was at Acroplis site and Oh! God! It was bitter. I ran around searching for a dust bin to pop it out. I never tried one for the rest of the tour, the ones served at table tasted so good. In its natural state it is best to capture in photographs.
Nobel prize winner Greek poet Odysseas Elytis wrote “Greece is a vine, an olive tree and a boat”
Thomas Jefferson wrote: “The olive tree is surely the richest gift of Heaven”
Aldous Huxley wrote: “…I like them all, but especially the olive. For what it symbolizes, first of all, peace with its leaves and joy with its golden oil.”
Federico Garcia Lorca wrote: “Angels with long braids and hearts of olive oil.”