Greek Wild Oysters


Shakespeare coined the famous phrase “the world is my oyster”.

There exists off the shores of the Aegean islands a wild oysters. According to various sources, the earliest cultivators date back to the 4th century B.C., to the island of Rhodes. Local fishermen apparently first noticed that tiny oysters, attached themselves to shards of broken pottery in the sea and there found a place to grow and reproduce. It didn’t take long, before the fishermen started placing pottery in the sea, specifically to help them flourish.

Other tales point to Lesvos, where local fishermen noticed that large quantities of oysters seemed to grow but not reproduce around specific water current.

These tasty bivalves have captivated the appetites of gourmands from time immemorial,and continue to grow in the wild pleasing those foolish foodies in search of new pleasures.