Olive oil is the most important, let alone, popular agricultural product in Monemvasia.
Olive oil production in the area is estimated to be 8000 tons a year, 99% of this quantity is extra virgin olive oil of high quality and nutritional value.
Monemvasia olive oil comprises a mixture of two main olive varieties, which are cultivated in the area.
These are the olive of Koroni and the olive of Athinolia.
Monemvasia olive oil is sought after in international markets, since it stands out for the excellent balance it exhibits between its exquisite flavor and its high nutritional value, while its impeccable quality, along with its eminent taste are both due to the unique climate of the area and the fertile land of Monemvasia. The olive oil producers of Monemasia love and respect their natural environment and this is evident in their ardor for their land, combined with the desire for an excellent refined final product that will fully satisfy their consumers.
Combinations of traditional and modern methods of production that avoid thoughtless use of chemical fertilizers are used in the cultivation of olive trees in Monemvasia.
Thus, the soil and subsoil are not polluted, as there is no use of dangerous pesticides.
Packed and certified olive oil along with olive oil products (like soaps, ethereal oils and so on) can be bought, either from shops of the area with traditional products or straight from the companies that produce olive oil and standardize it.