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Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil

129 Othonos Amalias Street, Sparta, Sparta Municipality 231 00, Greece
+30 2731 089315
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The Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, in Sparta (Peloponnese), transports you to the culture, history and technology of the olive and olive oil production in the Greek realm, from prehistoric times to the early 20th century. The Museum's objective is to highlight the ineffable relation of the olive with the identity of our country and, more generally, the Mediterranean basin. The olive and olive oil are presented here from different optical angles: the economy, nutrition and the olive's uses, religious worship, art and technology. The Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil offers you the opportunity to see the very first testimonies about the presence of the olive tree and the production of olive oil in Greece: Rare fossilized olive leaves, 50,000-60,000 years old, from the island of Santorini, the oldest findings offering proof of the presence of the olive tree en Greece Linear B Tablets of the 14th century BC (exact replicas), with the first written testimonies about the olive and olive oil.
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129 Othonos Amalias Street, Sparta, Sparta Municipality 231 00, Greece
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Reviewed September 9, 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....More

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Reviewed August 22, 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...More

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Reviewed August 14, 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...More

Thank Sam P
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Reviewed July 26, 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...More

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Reviewed July 22, 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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Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Quite a curious place dedicate to olive oil. If you are a fan of it then is a must. Looks very new; staff is very friendly and offers you a wealth of knowledge on how it has developed the trade and the uses of it.

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Reviewed June 27, 2016

Everything you want to know about olive oil production and history. Newly built, the museum incorporates interactive elements. Definitely worthwhile!

Thank Barbara E
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Reviewed June 18, 2016

Its worth visiting to get to know about olive. No wonder Greek have great civilization, this is an expensive oil in the past before it became commodity thru mass farming.

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Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful museum to learn about olives, their history as a food source and their importance in the economy of the ancient and modern Mediterranean world!

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Reviewed May 25, 2016

Not one for a special journey but if staying in Sparta worth a visit. More on the history and importance to the Greeks of olives than the science of them and the technology of treating them for eating or getting the oil out. Good shop...More

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I don't know, find it on the net and see the openning hours.
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