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Cyclades Olive Museum

| 6 km from Andros town towards Batsi, Pitrofos 84500, Greece
+30 693 273 1776
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Good morning out

A fascinating morning out. We were the only visitors but nothing was too much trouble for the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
daved123535
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Superb....... A 'must' to visit in Andros!!

This Cyclades Olive Museum was lovingly restored by its present owner Dimitris. The knowledge and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
englandcarole
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england
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To arrange a visit on a different day and time, please contact the museum. Don't be put off by the name 'museum', this is not a sterile exhibition of dusty artefacts but a carefully restored Cycladic olive mill. The attention to detail in the restoration is incredible and this alongside a video presentation and a personal talk by the owner make this a really special and informative experience. It is the best preserved animal powered old olive mill in Andros island. The mill was restored and transformed into museum, in order to offer to every visitor, regardless of age, the option to come close to the underling culture of the valuable product and to get familiar with the old traditional techniques of olive oil production as well. Besides they can see the traditional technics of constructing buildings in Cyclades through the centuries.
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| 6 km from Andros town towards Batsi, Pitrofos 84500, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fascinating morning out. We were the only visitors but nothing was too much trouble for the owner who is very enthusiastic about his project. He gave a glass of homemade verbena tea before the tour. The tour was very interesting and the premises have...More

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DimitrisChelmis, Ιδιοκτήτης at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It was my pleasure to welcome and guide you through the history of olive oil production. The reconstruction of the 400 years old building was an interesting journey to the past for me. Thank you for visiting us and I am realy glad that my...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Cyclades Olive Museum was lovingly restored by its present owner Dimitris. The knowledge and passion of this man brings to life an ancient and very important tradition of producing olive oil on this beautiful island. We were greeted by Dimitris and enthralled by the...More

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DimitrisChelmis, Owner at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad that we managed to offer you knowledge about olive oil production and qualities among with information about agricultural traditional architecture, in an interesting and pleasant way. Thank you very much!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our visit to Andros we looked up some things to do and found this museum. It's a small place, very comfortable inside and the owner is very welcoming. We had our three children with us. The owener even brought out a couple of toys...More

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DimitrisChelmis, Ιδιοκτήτης at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Our effort is to offer to our visitors knowledge about olives and olive oil, in a friendly way. We like to communicate with them and make them feel comfortable and pleasant. We are happy that we managed to succeed on this during your visit. Thank...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The building is small, however the presentation brings the art of extracting olive oil alive through vivid description of procedures, demonstration of old machines and presentation. You will not be disappointed and you will learn a lot!

Thank Kyriaki A
DimitrisChelmis, Ιδιοκτήτης at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much. Our effort is to make a "living" guided tour, trying to involve the visitors through the history of the olive oil extraction, in an informative and unforgettable way.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time in Andros and very glad we visited the old "liotribi". Mr Dimitris was very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and helpful. He kept the visit flowing with information and humour. An hour very well spent!!

Thank Costas K
DimitrisChelmis, Ιδιοκτήτης at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It is great pleasure for us to hear that you found your visit both informative and enjoyable. This was our purpose and we are really satisfied that we succeed on this. Thank you so much.

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Never would I have expected an Olive Museum to be so amazing!! Demitri was exciting and personable and it was so interesting to hear about his work restoring an olive press that was centuries old! His video of working the mill that he so ardently...More

Thank rebowle
DimitrisChelmis, Owner at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Reviews like yours give us the strenght to go on with the tour in such way. We try to offer information about the olive oil history and traditional Cycladic constructions in a friendly and enjoyable way. Thank you very much.

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit. A good education on olive oil production and what the island was like. Building is wonderfully restored too

Thank Nick P
DimitrisChelmis, Owner at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

It is a great pleasure for us to certify that you enjoyed your visit to our museum. Thank you very much.

Reviewed 1 September 2017

Its a Unique museum to anyone has to learn the secrets of Olive Oil and its extracts!Beautiful presentation and taste of Greek Products based to Oil.

Thank Dimitris K
DimitrisChelmis, Owner at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

We try to offer a different museum experience to our visitors. Thank you also for your nice photographs that you uploaded. Have a good Autumn!

Reviewed 30 August 2017

It was an excellent opportunity for me and my family from London to learn a lot of very interesting information for olive oil and how it is being made!!!

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DimitrisChelmis, Owner at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

It was also pleasure for us to share with you our knowledge!

Reviewed 29 August 2017

The museum is easy to reach, in the beautiful village Pitrofos, beyond the beaten path of the town and the touristic villages. Dimitris has done a cool job with restoration and renovation of this pre-industrial olive mill, and shares it with the public in the...More

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DimitrisChelmis, Owner at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Our visitor's reviews like yours, give us great pleasure to go on like this. Thank you very much.

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merylw19
10 May 2015|
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Response from DimitrisChelmis | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest about our museum. The name Chelmis is not very common on Andros but there are 5 different families in different villages that I know. Who knows? May be we can be distant relatives. I will be glad... More
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