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Date Established 01/2018
Founder Yannis Varellas Ouzounopoulos
Headquarters Delaware, United States
Press Contact Sofia Mougiou


2600 years ago, ancient Greeks developed a very sophisticated diet. It helped them nourish their creativity and sustain through battles. We have encapsulated this wisdom in the unique recipe of Olyra Breakfast Biscuits!

OLYRA offers the first EVER organic & nutritious breakfast biscuits and sandwich breakfast biscuits.

A harmonic combination of 4 ancient grains (Spelt, Lupine, Oat and Barley) in a delightful, wholesome breakfast snack. OLYRA biscuits are crafted with simple, non-GMO, organic ingredients.

Each on-the-go pack contains 5g protein, 4g fiber and only 6g sugars! OLYRA breakfast biscuits offer sustained energy for more than 4 hours in order to start your day as a GREEK LEGEND!

We believe that modern people can learn a lot from the practical wisdom, virtues, and holistic life approach of Ancient Greeks. We are strong believers of “Moderation in everything” and we want to promote a well-balanced lifestyle that nourishes not only our body, but also our mind and soul; from eating clean ingredients and getting moderate exercise and sleep daily, to consuming knowledge and doing things that promote our emotional, psychological, and social well-being.

Olyra’s products deliver the very same values, in a nutritious and delightful snack inspired by our ancestor’s philosophy.

We offer 6 items:

Sandwich Breakfast biscuits:

GREEK YOGURT & BLUEBERRY inspired by creative Odysseus

DARK CHOCOLATE inspired by passionate Eros

HAZELNUT & CACAO inspired by brave Hercules.

Breakfast biscuits:

CINNAMON & TAHINI inspired by Olympic Runners

FIG & ANISE inspired by Athenian Philosophers

HAZELNUT & CAROB inspired by Spartan Warriors

FREE OLYRA trial kit offered at

Founding Story

5th generation family business

Since the 20th century, my family has been milling grains. For five generations, love and dedication to our lands and crops is inherited from one generation to another. Our grains are traditionally stone-ground, using the tools of my great grandfather.


Organic farming is important to preserve the land of our ancestors. Our ancient grains are always cultivated without fertilizers and pesticides. Unlike refined grains we preserve the nutritional benefits of the ancient grains by stone milling. A slow process with low environmental impact and superior nutritional result.

Local community

We work closely with a small community of farmers that grow our grains in Thrace, one of the lowest income regions in Greece and Europe. Farming high-value-added grains, provide new business opportunities to these low-income families.

I’m honored to share the product of their love and dedication.

Yannis Varellas (founder & CEO of OLYRA)

Team Bios

Yannis Varellas Ouzounopoulos

CEO & Founder

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Yannis is the Founder & CEO, 5th generation of a flour mill family business. His family has been farming and milling grains for over one century. Love and dedication to the land is a core value for his family. Studied Chemical Engineering in Athens, focusing on food science and operating research in Cambridge University. Yannis is based in NY and is leading the development of OLYRA business.


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As a Greek, I am a big fan of Olyra Foods. Their breakfast biscuits are nutritious and delicious!

Dean Karnazes

Ultramarathon Runner & Author


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