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Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil

129 Othonos Amalias Street, Sparta 231 00, Greece
+30 2731 089315
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In the Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, unique of its kind in Greece, the various aspects of the olive tree and of olive oil, whether economic, applied or symbolic, from antiquity to the present, are being presented, along with the relevant oil-processing technology from the prehistoric times to the pre-industrial age. The Museum belongs to The Piraeusbank Group Cultural Foundation Museums Network.
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129 Othonos Amalias Street, Sparta 231 00, Greece
+30 2731 089315
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really well done Museum. Very informative. Actual artifacts to see how it is all done. A short top to tour and view is worth it!

Thank Scdwc
Reviewed 1 week ago

A modern building where you will learn everything about the olive you could wish. From artworks and charts on species through to full size olive presses through the ages, apparatus for soap making, photos... We were brought here during a tour of Greece. Maybe a...More

Thank starbox120862
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We especially enjoyed he working models of various sorts of crushing and pressing machines. Really a pleasant museum.

Thank OutdoorsAdventurer
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This museum has many different types of olive manufacturing tools that have been used throughout the years. I enjoyed seeing how time changed the "machines" and also learning how olives play/played such a large role in the lives of the Greeks including use in worship,...More

Thank DalesM921
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We would probably not have visited this museum if it had not been raining. However, it was a great odd experience. The building alone is worth the visit. The exhibits are well displayed and, for me, a long and interesting history is well told.

Thank johnofthefarm
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We loved this museum. Truly an inspiration to olive lovers all over the world. Very cheap entry price and well laid out.

Thank gocatgo1964
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We visited the museum in advance of actually seeing olive oil production and it gave us great insights into what we were about to see. The museum is well set up in terms of flow of information and has a nice gift shop area.

Thank Faith20152015
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Excellent Museum most informative and interesting. You'll see the history of Oil, Olives and the Oil making process.

Thank Stefanos X
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Well worth the visit, giving you an extensive view on how the Olive industry has developed over the centuries. Careful with the gifts, you should be able to buy cheaper elsewhere.

Thank Dave A
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Excellent museum, worth the time and stop. Very good displays. Only disappointment - and it was major - there was no museum shop selling olive oils. That seemed odd to me as a tourist. Staff was excellent. Learned a great deal and Greek Olive Oil...More

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david r
is it open on saturdays?
25 February 2015|
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Response from Yahaloma | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, find it on the net and see the openning hours.