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Museum of Industrial Olive Oil Production

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If you wish to find out about the industrial history of olive making, then this is the place to go... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
Stacy H
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Impressive introduction to olive oil production history

Lesvos is well known for it’s magnificent olive oil. This 1910 industrial oil mill turned museum... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
101nikosm
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Athens, Greece
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The Museum of Industrial Olive-Oil Production of Lesvos presents the industrial phase of olive-oil production in Greece. It focuses on the changes brought about by the introduction of mechanical motion on the process of olive-oil production and...more
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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

If you wish to find out about the industrial history of olive making, then this is the place to go. We were pleasantly surprised at how well this museum has presented history. It was fascinating. We would definitely recommend this place as a must place...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stacy H
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Although relatively interesting, it felt like there was so much more they could have done with this place. There are a few exhibits with explanations, but no guidance as to what order to look at everything. There also isn't a gift shop that sells olive...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank spange53
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Lesvos is well known for it’s magnificent olive oil. This 1910 industrial oil mill turned museum provides information as well as insight not only to the “tourist” but also to the olive oil professional. One understands the challenges as well as technical breakthrough in the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

its a bit of a journey into the heart of Lesvos but well worth the effort. exhibits are well presented and labelled and explain the whole process of olive production and the products made from them. the live machinery demonstrates the whole process of oil...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank rocdoc
Reviewed 24 October 2017

This is a fascinating first hand look at all matters involving the history of olive oil and its production. -- Really a well laid out and colorful and thorough display of the development of the industry from early times to the present. We thoroughly enjoyed...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Dorothy C
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We were searching for an olive oil press where we could buy some good olive oil to take home. We were told of this place by our hosts at the Haris apartments in Anaxos. A working museum of olive oil processing since the ancient times...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank RobandTracyHenderson
Reviewed 26 August 2017

It is a bit tricky to locate, but the museum is worth a stop if you have any interest in understanding the traditional oil industry on the island. The buildings are beautiful and the old equipment very interesting. The sister museum in Xios (mastiha) has...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

A simple but magnificent museum on olive oil production over the past century. Start with the main hall and don't skip the small rooms outside. Visit the museum shop, it has items from several small museums in Greece.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Evdokia K
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We went here on an afternoon and were the only visitors in the museum. Entrance: €3,- per adult, children free. Not too bad. Take cash with you: paying by (CC) card takes ages and the cashiers seem to get nervous if you want to pay...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Sjaak68
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This museum explains how olive oil is processed, but also how the cooperative in Aghia Paraskevi was created and the social/political/economic forces around it. Everything is in both Greek and English. Not interesting for very small children, but older kids might enjoy it--some would be...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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