Agricultural Cooperative Petrina

Owing to school teacher Koutoupis’ perspicacity, the idea of a cooperative society came into being in 1907. By 1915 the society was founded and named Agricultural Cooperative Petrina, being the first agricultural cooperative in Greece. The Petrina farmers’ idea is joint pressing of all olives from admission to the press. It s a great and impressive achievement in the evolution of the cooperative concept and has succeeded in improving the quality of the olive oil.