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Olive-press Museum of Archipelagos Society

Papados, Greece
+30 2251 082007
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Fantastic museum in the most fantastically restored building

We followed the signs and thought we might get stuck down a couple of very narrow lanes so parked... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2016
GregoryB
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
This is a Must See.

This was an interesting view. Lots of information on how Olive-presses where run in the old times... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2016
KristofferI
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The Olive Press Museum of Archipelagos Society was one of the first steam-powered factories on Lesvos Island and in the Aegean which operated continuously until the early 1970s, when it closed down and surrendered to the decay of time. In 1999, this industrial monument of unique architectural value came into the possession of the Archipelagos Society (a non -profit organization dedicated to the protection and cultural development of the Aegean) which undertook the work of restoration that lasted from 2006 to 2009. At the same time the historical equipment of the factory was also restored and put into operation, granting the visitor an accurate picture of traditional olive-oil production. If someone is visiting Lesvos Island will soon understand that olives trees, olive oil and olive industry is the core of development of the island and that the tradition goes back centuries. No visitor of the island should miss it!!!
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Papados, Greece
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

We followed the signs and thought we might get stuck down a couple of very narrow lanes so parked on a piece of land next to the church on the main road. We could have gotten to the museum in the car if we had...More

Thank GregoryB
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This was an interesting view. Lots of information on how Olive-presses where run in the old times. In Papados there is a problem parking close to this museum.

Thank KristofferI
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Worth to visit, nice history of making olive oil. Well explained procedures, wide collection of equipments. The opening hours isn't the one shown on internet, better to give them a call before your visit

Thank Samivo
Reviewed 9 April 2016

A wonderful place where you can learn a lot about the production of olive oil. The restoration is very good done with a lot of original pieces.

Thank Angelina K
Reviewed 28 September 2015

The museum is very well set out with clear and concise explanations, beautiful buildings and pretty surroundings

Thank Jenny P
Reviewed 15 September 2015

A museum that shows the traditional way of making olive-oil and fabricating it.. A well preserved place with a lot of history.

Thank marioskotz
Reviewed 19 August 2015

This has only been opened for about 5 years and is set out very well. The staff are very well informed and enthusiastic. We ended up with a much clearer idea of the whole process which was useful since we had seen thousands of olive...More

Thank IreneSuffolk
Reviewed 19 August 2015

You have the Aegean sea in front of your eyes! A former oil press factory has been converted to a hotel with an impresive thirty meters high chimney as a trademark. The cosy guest rooms are arranged around an inner stone-paved courtyard, while others offer...More

Thank Melachrinos S
Reviewed 26 July 2015

We did this as part of a shore excursion whilst cruising the Mediterranean in July 2014. How very interesting it was to see all the old olive oil making machinery beautifully restored, plus the buildings which house everything are really wonderful also. We tasted a...More

1  Thank Barb W
Reviewed 3 July 2015

Akin to the larger museum of Industrial Olive Oil production in Aghia Paraskevi but smaller in size and with more character. You will see all the machinery that was used at different periods of time for the production of olive oil. You will also look...More

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