Excellent small museum giving a fascinating history of olive oil production & its importance to 3 millennium of Greek culture. Only 3 euros entry, worth every penny - we spent 90 minutes there.
About Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil
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I'm not hugely interested in Olive Oil production but my partner wanted to go. But I was not bored; the museum is quite small but there is enough to see.
A short walk to this interesting well build Museum on the edge of Sparta, with lots of interesting facts about what else but the humble olive. The tree and olives have many uses.
For many years we have avoided this museum. Much as we enjoy our olives and olive oil, surely a museum dedicated to the subject is going to be a bit boring? NOT SO. A fascinating, informative and beautifully displayed collection with all sorts of ancient...More
Not sure I would drive to Sparta just to see it, but do not miss if you are in the area. Very interesting overview of the part that the olive culture played in Greek history and economy.
After driving through Sparta, signage is helpful in locating the museum, located on a back street. Very modern and well maintained, the exhibits are sequenced and the descriptions of the exhibits )(In both Greek and English) are wonderfully informative and compelling. There's even a hands-on...More
We went to this museum to have a nice afternoon break in Sparta. The museum itself is nicely organised with lot of histories around the olives and the oil. The machines to press the olives are shown in every possible format even in their actual...More
My wife and I visited during our recent stay in Mystras. We wanted to visit some of the museums and ancient ruins in Sparta one day and this was down as a suggestion in our travel book for the region. Beforehand I wouldn't have cared...More