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Olive Tree Museum of Vouves

| Ano Vouves, Vouves, Crete 730 06, Greece
+30 2824 022279
Review Highlights
Interesting museum, nice olive tree and great "nameless" taverna next to the tree

It's a pity the restaurant has no name (we asked the owner !) because it is a great taverna... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dordogne, France
Nice tree

Nice old tree and small museum. Worth a short visit. The restaurant was also good for a breakfast... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stockholm, Sweden
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Museum about olive harvest in Crete and the oldest olive tree of Europe
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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| Ano Vouves, Vouves, Crete 730 06, Greece
+30 2824 022279
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a pity the restaurant has no name (we asked the owner !) because it is a great taverna. Everything is home-made, local and delicious. We even asked for the recipe of a yummy cake with olive oil and oranges. Evrybody is very nice. You...More

1  Thank Fabistatou
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice old tree and small museum. Worth a short visit. The restaurant was also good for a breakfast. Google maps drove us here on some very small roads, better to try to stay on bigger roads

Thank ppdan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tree is over 4000 years old, and the oldest olive tree in the world, which we thought was pretty cool. I wouldn't drive two hours to see this, but since we were just a 20 minute drive, we hopped over there one afternoon. Lovely...More

Thank Emily C
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Nice to stop at whilst passing but don't plan around it. Stopped and took a picture with the tree, looked around the museum and stopped for a drink and a cake. I also bought a very beautiful smelling body mist from the little shoppee inside...More

Thank Bethany H
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I really enjoyed our visit to this site. The museum is small but very interesting; the local government is preserving the tools and memories of the way olive farming was done up through the 1950's before the arrival of the tractor. The drive to the...More

Thank emememSFbayarea
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Olive Tree thousands of Years Old, Branches from Tree are Used to Light The Olympics. torch at every Olympic Games Small Musuem at Left Hand side of Tree, also Small Cafe with Interesting Photo Shoots.

Thank Ruth J
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

The olive tree of Vouves is a must see if you're interested in ancient history, horticulture or just love old trees. When we went there was a small tourist group but other than that it wasn't crowded at all. I love how well it's been...More

Thank Morgan K
Reviewed 20 June 2017

The Olive Tree Museum of Vouves is ideally located next to the Monumental Olive Tree of Vouves, the oldest olive tree in the world. The museum is housed in a traditional building, which maintains all the characteristics of an austere and, at the same time,...More

1  Thank mariaconst78
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Only a short ride (40') from Chania, in a peaceful environment, you can admire a real wonder of nature, that great looking olive tree, dating back some 3,500 years; well looked after by a caring family, that houses a most hospitable (Karapetakis) family taverna ,...More

1  Thank sixpackswolf
Reviewed 29 May 2017

There are a lot of old olive trees. This one has been dated by dendrochronolgy. The age is indeed impressive. Less so the 'museum' of olives which comprises a few old tools, some photos and some poorly assembled interpretive narrative. A sign indicates that over...More

1  Thank ScotGold
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