Anita Zachou


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 Anita Zachou from Athens Greece is an agricultural engineer, expert olive oil taster, holistic life and wellness coach, Mediterranean Diet ambassador, columnist, trainer, and host to the first olive oil podcast in Greece. 

She took her first certification in olive oil tasting in 2012. Later on, she was granted a scholarship by the International Olive Council to attend the most prestigious olive oil tasting course at the University of Jaen in Andalucia – Spain, from which she holds the title of Expert in Virgin Olive Oil Tasting. She had worked for twenty years in multinational companies as director of education and as a freelance holistic wellness coach before deciding to follow her calling. To move permanently to Mykonos, to teach, offer guidance and inspire people to live a healthier, happier and longer life by adopting the Mediterranean lifestyle and the consumption of high-quality extra virgin olive oil. 

She is the founder of Mykonos Olive Oil Tasting, an educational & consulting company based in Mykonos island in Greece, delivering seminars & workshops on Olive Oil Tasting & Gastronomy, Mediterranean Diet, Holistic Health & Wellness to visitors but also consumers, kids and culinary professionals. She offers seminars and consults producers and olive oil mills in Greece and abroad on how to produce high-end extra virgin olive oils, how to start a successful olive tourism business and she also develops olive oil brands from scratch. 

She is the pioneer of alternative olive tourism, the type of olive tourism that focuses in olive oil tasting and deep knowlwdge of the olive oil and not a visit to a mill or orchard. She is the first person in the world to envision and implement luxury olive oil tastings on yachts and private villas.  Her mission is to share her knowledge and experience on the value, quality, the right choice and the multiple health benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and the Mediterranean Diet by creating their ambassadors in different parts of the world.

She is a judge in various international olive oil quality competitions.