Our ancestor Jacques Nicolas Potou traveler, cultivator and merchant of olive oil and wine from Poitier in France, arrived in Greece in the first half of the 19th century after a few-years stay in Marseille. He settled in Sifnos Island in the Aegean where his family grew along with the cultivation of olives and wine production. My grandfather, Constantin Potou, was his descendant. The french family united with my mother’s, Evridiki Makri, greek family at Kalamata region in Messinia, with extensive family tradition in the cultivation of koroneiki variety olives and Kalamata olives.