Ranked #18 of 28 attractions in Lesbos
The Olive Press Museum of Archipelagos Society was one of the first steam-powered factories on Lesvos Island and in the...
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!!!