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Olive Tree Museum of Vouves

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Address: | Ano Vouves, Vouves, Crete 730 06, Greece
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Museum about olive harvest in Crete and the oldest olive tree of Europe

Museum about olive harvest in Crete and the oldest olive tree of Europe

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We stopped here while visiting a few olive oil farms in the are. This tree is amazing! 3000 years old, and still produces olives? incredible. There is a small museum as well.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 November 2016
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Gatineau, Canada
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Brasov, Romania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We visited the place (just the outside) on our way to dinner. It's worth visiting, but only if you are around (the place is not on the main road). It's really interesting to see such an old tree, but do not expect something spectacular. While there I noticed that tour buses were frequent, so you might find such a trip... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We stopped here while visiting a few olive oil farms in the are. This tree is amazing! 3000 years old, and still produces olives? incredible. There is a small museum as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

If you have more time in Crete, Olive tree museum deserves to be included in a day trip in the North-west part of the island. The tree is really stunning, the museum is small, but contains interesting info and items. You can combine this visit with a few beautiful churches and wineries in the surroundings.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

A little history on how olives were made in the olden times. And we got to see the oldest olive tree in the world. 3000 years old and it is still producing olives every year. Amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We took our car for a trip to Kolymbari for lunch & then a short trip up the mountain to Vuves to find the ancient Olive tree & museum. The tree is amazing to see & followed by a visit to the small museum where it takes you through the history of the Olive industry with all the tools &... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

worth a car ride up into the hills.... great little museum and great food.... friendly staff who have loads of knowledgetoo. all local produce sold and home cooked food.

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Boras, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Easy to find on almost top of the hill. Great view towards the valley full of olive trees. Small museum but you get a good idea about the hardship of growing and cropping olives. In the small taverna I had one of the best cakes I have ever eaten. Orange cake made of olive oil, yoghurt, flour and orange juice.... More 

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Milton Keynes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The olive tree is worth a visit alone but in addition there is a lovely little museum taking you through the how to in history AND there is no entrance fee. The small cafe is lovely, clean and comfortable with a breath taking view. The bean soup was delicious. Portion was too big and we were asked if the soup... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Easy to find, magnificent views of the valley below on the drive there. Excellently curated small museum with a mix of artifacts and art pieces. Caters for large tour buses.

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Whitley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Classed as the oldest olive tree in the world at 3000-4000 years old. Standing beside this ancient and still productive tree is thought-provoking. Trying to grasp the world's history during its lifetime is both amazing and humbling. The tree is hollow and if you can crawl through a low opening in the trunk you can stand inside. With a small... More 

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