It had and it is still has excellent olive oil due to the fact that the land of Cyprus rose from the sea and had a lot of lime and limited water. Also the intensity of the sun with the fact that Cyprus is an island and the air is clean and full of iodium makes Cyprus olive oil probably one of the best olive oils in the world
What was important for Aphrodite then and is still recognized today,is the fact that that olive oil contains eleovropain and squalene which are are natural antibiotics that clean and destroyed many bacteria found in the human body.
Today we find the proof of this superiority of the Cyprus olive oil in most of the acient ships that are found under water in amphorae’s with olive oil from Cyprus.
Our company ,one of the oldest in Cyprus dealing with the production of olive oil had to restrain its efforts to the olive oil extraction because of the monopoly of the government bottling and distribution. Today, actually from the day Cyprus became member of the European Union, we have resumed bottling and distributing our own brand names of Cyprus extra virgin olive oil AMATHUS our old brand name and HIPPOKRATIS
The Amathus Olive Oil won gold award of olive oil in International exhibition (Ukraine, 2016)
You can see video in youtube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReIfcPH0xAw