this website celebrates the natural beauty of time-honored olive trees in greece and is dedicated to enthusiasts from all over the world

Adoni dimakos
The author's contribution and his intention with erecting this site is to help raise awareness of the gradual disappearance of the ancient olive tree in the Mediterranean.

The author's goal is to document and commemorate the most stunning olive tree specimens by way of producing a photographic anthology of the many graceful and time-honoured olive trees found across the southern Peloponnesian coast of Greece.

As such, the purpose of this website is to serve as an online repository of regal olive trees since, day by day, these trees cease to exist due to their being 
arbitrarily chopped down for wood and to make room for new crops to be planted. In this manner, even if many of these beautiful olive trees must vanish due to human intervention, with the aid of this website they will continue to be admired and immortalized through the power of photography.  
Adoni Dimakos - Olive Tree photographer

raising awareness

The disappearance of sacred old olive trees is borderline epidemic. These majestic trees tell a story, they are clues for archeologists and they are vanishing quicker by the year. 


The video presented here to your right showcases what happens in rural communities more and more often. It is a tragedy and a travesty to watch these trees being ripped from the earth where they lay for centuries, but what can be done? Private landowners cannot be forbidden from re-landscaping their property. 

Sorely, with the advent of the economic crisis in Greece, many farmers seldom think twice about tearing away from the earth ancient olive trees to sell the wood and to make space for factory farming, i.e. planting a plethora of new olive trees two meters apart, in straight rows, and on bulldozed flat land in order to make the harvesting process more efficient.
Most of these younger generation farmers who perpetrate this calamity, unlike their predecessors, do not value the importance of heritage. They live for the here and the now, and they are far more interested in how much revenue their land can produce for them. They are not into the aesthetics of nature or historically minded, they are more profit-oriented than anything. Moreover, as a result of the aforementioned economic crisis, they do not think twice about replacing one old olive tree with three or four younger ones. They seemingly do not care about the fact that it will take hundreds of years for these new saplings to grow into such beautiful trees full of character and pride.  

The only thing that can be done is to photograph what's remained of all those amazing ancient olive trees and share their beauty with people who recognize and value their importance. There is a Greek saying, "Olive trees are blessed by God", people say this likely because olive trees are so resilient and because they produce oilve oil which is a healthy nutritional commodity. One look at the photographs in the Calendars below, as well as the Gallery page of this website, makes it easy to understand how and why they should be protected. We hope that this site contributes to people's sensitization of the issue.
olive tree photo Calendars
* Please see the store page of this website for  completely printed and bound calendars  available for purchase.

These particular calendars below are available in digital format. Upon purchase, you are entitled to insert your company logo and print your own copies to give to your friends or clients. They make a great holiday gift and also serve as the perfect marketing tool for your company.

The price is :
$5 USD for the desk Calendar 
$10 USD for the wall calendar featured below.

Once we receive payment via PayPal (click on shopping cart next to item which will take you to paypal checkout)  you will be sent by email the digital JPG file with no copyright watermark showing on the photo.  

Note: hard copies calendars are also available for purchase at the following link:
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(more info in the Products tab of this website)

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$5 USD

The desk calendar ABOVE prints 4.5x9 inches (11.5x24 centimetres). For best results use heavy weight (300 grams) gloss velvet printing paper. 

The wall calendar BELOW prints 8.5x11.5 inches (22x29 centimetres). For best results use heavy weight (300 grams) gloss velvet printing paper.  

$10 USD

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Just place your order and you will receive a completely binded printed calendar to your physical address by mail.

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