Amphora in Ancient Greece

Amphoreus or Amfiphoreus arose from the Greek compound word amphi (“on both sides”) and phoreus (“carrier”).

The amphoras were initially invented in Ancient Greece and were mainly used for the transportation and storage of various products such as wine, olive oil, olives, water, cereals and fish.

In their overwhelming majority, amphoras were ceramic. However, there were a small minority in metal, stone or glass.

Regarding size, in ancient Greece people were most commonly use medium size to half the height of a human amphoras, able to be carried by one or more people.

Another special and important feature of the ancient Greek Amphoras was the paintings or scenes depicted on the external part of the container. These scenes were usually inspired by the Greek nature, Gods of Olympus, culture or even battles.

Hundreds years later, KORVEL Ltd., appreciating the utility and uniqueness of these containers, gathered the most Premium Greek Olive Oil, Herbs & Spices creating a more contemporary Amphora bottle.

Tradition, Excellence & Taste sealed in one Amphora!