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Address: Pitrofos 84500, Greece
Phone Number:
+30 693 273 1776
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Hours:
Sat - Mon 10:00 - 14:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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To arrange a visit on a different day and time, please contact the museum....

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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Really nice explanation and reproduction of the old times olive oil production; emotional and funny staging.

Reviewed 28 November 2016
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Muenster, Germany
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Muenster, Germany
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Really nice explanation and reproduction of the old times olive oil production; emotional and funny staging.

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DimitrisChelmis, Owner at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this review

Our effort is to give to the visitors an experience about traditional olive oil production, traditional agricultural building methods and useful information about olive oil qualities, in a friendly and enjoyable way. Thank you! More 

Penarth, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 23 November 2016

No visit to Andros is complete without seeing this olive museum. It has bee accurately, professionally but above all lovingly restored by the owner Dimitris Chelmis. It is informative with an excellent video and clear display boards, in Greek and English, explaining the steps involved in processing olives to oil and the reconstruction and operation of the mill. You come... More 

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DimitrisChelmis, Owner at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this review

It is honor for us reading that you enjoyed your visit to our museum. You give us great courage to go on in such way. Your suggestions for saving the agricultural heritage of Andros are very important and useful. I hope to welcome you again at our museum on your next trip to Andros. Thank you very much! More 

Berg en Terblijt, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Original olive oil mill situated in a seclude village Ano Petrifos (Andros), beautifully restored bij its owner Mr. Dimitris Chelmis. Dimitris provides passionate tours (in English language) in a thorough way; count at least one hour and a half for a visit! A wonderful and personal experience for visitors of all ages.

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DimitrisChelmis, Owner at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to our museum! Thank you. More 

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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

A visit to Andros is not complete without visiting this Olive and Olive Oil museum. The guided tour by Mr. Dimitris Chelmis is both entertaining and educational. I now know how to choose the right bottle of olive oil in any supermarket! 👍 It is great to see and experience the effort, love and care Mr. Dimitris Chelmis put in... More 

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DimitrisChelmis, Owner at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this review

Thank you! Your review gives us the satisfaction that our effort to offer both an entertaining and educational tour has success. More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

The road to this beautiful village is beautiful. We visited this lovely place and museum in May this year. It gives you much and good information. Thank you Dimitris!!!!!!

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DimitrisChelmis, Owner at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this review

It is our pleasure to share our knowledge about olive oil extraction and important things about olive oil qualities, among with olive oil history information. Thank you too! More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

This amazing olive museum is not just a museum, but a full experince. Dimitry - the owner of the olive mill, is a wonderfull funny man, dedicate his weekends to give these tours for free. He talks about olives,olives oil and olives mill in a very interesting way, spicing it up with is own experience and family stories. So interesting!... More 

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DimitrisChelmis, Owner at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this review

Your review gives us the pleasure that we offer a really unique and interesting tour with a lot of information in a pleasant way. We are glad to give to the visitor the opportunity to see, to hear, to taste, to learn, to discuss with us. Thank you. More 

Malle, Belgium
1 review
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Very interesting and professional presentation by Dimitris Chelmis, de owner of the museum. The visit gives a good idea of the olive oil production as it was in previous century. Not to be missed88

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DimitrisChelmis, Owner at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this review

Thank you. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit so much. Hope to see you again on your next trip to Andros. More 

Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

This restored olive museum was obviously a labour of love by the owner Dimitri Chemlis The attention to detail, organization, warm welcome and engaging personality made the whole tour very special. We loved it!

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DimitrisChelmis, Owner at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this review

Our effort is to offer a unique experience to our visitors with knowledge and joy in a friendly way. We are very glad to hear that we have success on that. Thank you very much. More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

What a lovely place full of history and Dimitris was the most excellent and informative host. I really enjoyed our tour.

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DimitrisChelmis, Owner at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this review

We try to do our best in order our visitors have a unique and unforgettable experience. Thank you very much. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

I was not expecting much from a museum dedicated to olives. However, we were happy to be proved very wrong! We were met by Demitris, the curator and owner of the museum, and spent the next 45 minutes being enthralled by his knowledge and passion for this museum that he has rebuilt from a derelict shell. Definately a trip worth... More 

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DimitrisChelmis, Owner at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this review

The best reward for us is the satisfaction of our visitors and we are very glad to hear that we have success on this. We will continue to do our best! Thank you. More 

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