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Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil

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Address: 129 Othonos Amalias Street, Sparta 231 00, Greece
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In the Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, unique of its kind in...

In the Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, unique of its kind in Greece, the various aspects of the olive tree and of olive oil, whether economic, applied or symbolic, from antiquity to the present, are being presented, along with the relevant oil-processing technology from the prehistoric times to the pre-industrial age. The Museum belongs to The Piraeusbank Group Cultural Foundation Museums Network.

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Excellent modern museum

We especially enjoyed he working models of various sorts of crushing and pressing machines. Really a pleasant museum.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We especially enjoyed he working models of various sorts of crushing and pressing machines. Really a pleasant museum.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum has many different types of olive manufacturing tools that have been used throughout the years. I enjoyed seeing how time changed the "machines" and also learning how olives play/played such a large role in the lives of the Greeks including use in worship, athletics, folklore, cosmetics, nutrition, and medicine. I have seen many olive trees and many shops... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We would probably not have visited this museum if it had not been raining. However, it was a great odd experience. The building alone is worth the visit. The exhibits are well displayed and, for me, a long and interesting history is well told.

Thank johnofthefarm
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We loved this museum. Truly an inspiration to olive lovers all over the world. Very cheap entry price and well laid out.

Thank gocatgo1964
Wausau, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

We visited the museum in advance of actually seeing olive oil production and it gave us great insights into what we were about to see. The museum is well set up in terms of flow of information and has a nice gift shop area.

Thank Faith20152015
Athens, Attiki, Greece
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

Excellent Museum most informative and interesting. You'll see the history of Oil, Olives and the Oil making process.

Thank Stefanos X
Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

Well worth the visit, giving you an extensive view on how the Olive industry has developed over the centuries. Careful with the gifts, you should be able to buy cheaper elsewhere.

Thank Dave A
Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

Excellent museum, worth the time and stop. Very good displays. Only disappointment - and it was major - there was no museum shop selling olive oils. That seemed odd to me as a tourist. Staff was excellent. Learned a great deal and Greek Olive Oil is the best in the world. They sell a great deal to Italy.

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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

Full of historical information tracing the cultural and trade/economic importance through time of olive oil production in Greece. Very well-done and interesting hands-on displays of how olive oil has been produced through the ages. Really liked the experience and the museum has great air conditioning.

Thank Gingy2015
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Entrance fee was 3€. This museum explains everything you need to know about olives and olive oil - the history of, trading of, botany of, uses of, making of. You get the idea. Big murals explain all there is to know, with lots of exhibits. On the ground floor they have replicas of machines or methods used to press olive... More 

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