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Olive Tree Museum of Vouves

| Ano Vouves, Vouves, Crete 730 06, Greece
+30 2824 022279
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A must visit for naturalists

Be there as early as you can to enjoy the serenity and birds' singing. The place gets crowded... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
polygnosi
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Chania Town, Greece
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Sit in the 'lap' of this old wise tree

Amazing tree, glowing in the sunset lights. I truly enjoyed that there was almost nobody around at... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Krisztina B
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Museum about olive harvest in Crete and the oldest olive tree of Europe
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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| Ano Vouves, Vouves, Crete 730 06, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be there as early as you can to enjoy the serenity and birds' singing. The place gets crowded around 12 o clock. The little museum is open past 9. Make sure to visit the interior room and the new room made in 2009. Remember to...More

Thank polygnosi
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing tree, glowing in the sunset lights. I truly enjoyed that there was almost nobody around at the time of my visit (eveningish), so l could engage with the tree and the thought of how much has passed since it has been alive... The place...More

Thank Krisztina B
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This is a very old tree. Like i read before in the internet, just about 10 in Greece is so old. They do not exactly know which is the oldest. But in the world one of them is the oldest from there.Good stop take are...More

Thank Jasinka
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Worth a quick stop to hug the nice olive tree and see the museum. Not too many exibits but you can feel that it's done with heart and soul - most is donated by local families. We combined it with a visit to Biolea (15...More

1  Thank manicelojumi
Reviewed 10 August 2017

It's a pity the restaurant has no name (we asked the owner !) because it is a great taverna. Everything is home-made, local and delicious. We even asked for the recipe of a yummy cake with olive oil and oranges. Evrybody is very nice. You...More

1  Thank Fabistatou
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Nice old tree and small museum. Worth a short visit. The restaurant was also good for a breakfast. Google maps drove us here on some very small roads, better to try to stay on bigger roads

Thank ppdan
Reviewed 22 July 2017

This tree is over 4000 years old, and the oldest olive tree in the world, which we thought was pretty cool. I wouldn't drive two hours to see this, but since we were just a 20 minute drive, we hopped over there one afternoon. Lovely...More

Thank Emily C
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Nice to stop at whilst passing but don't plan around it. Stopped and took a picture with the tree, looked around the museum and stopped for a drink and a cake. I also bought a very beautiful smelling body mist from the little shoppee inside...More

Thank Bethany H
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I really enjoyed our visit to this site. The museum is small but very interesting; the local government is preserving the tools and memories of the way olive farming was done up through the 1950's before the arrival of the tractor. The drive to the...More

Thank emememSFbayarea
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Olive Tree thousands of Years Old, Branches from Tree are Used to Light The Olympics. torch at every Olympic Games Small Musuem at Left Hand side of Tree, also Small Cafe with Interesting Photo Shoots.

Thank Ruth J
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