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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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Great Introduction to Olive Oil Production

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank Faith20152015
Athens, Attiki, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

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

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Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank ACanadianFoodie
Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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.

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Thank Gingy2015
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We love olives in all shapes, forme etc, now even more. Museum is a specialty, affordable, entrance ticket 2 eur, working hour should be checked before going there (8-17h). It is a modern museum, explaining in details the history of olive plant and how the humans used it during our civilization progressed. Educative, interesting, well placed, absolutely must see if... More 

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Alimos, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

A must go for the whole family. Adults learn so many facts about olives and oil Children enjoy touching the old machines and play with demo sets. Architectural style is a true beauty. Traditional old building converted to modern style steel and glass museum. Congrats to all and Piraeus bank for financing such a wonderful museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Worth a visit as there are only a few in the world and this was the only one in mainland Greece. Just the fact that this was the sole commodity that helped the early Greeks and the early city states to have some thing to trade / exchange and participate in commerce with rest of the world makes it a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Going through the museum you lean all about olives and olive oil. Its OK for a break but not essential.

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