Olive Tree

Olive Tree, Zakynthos: Address, Olive Tree Reviews: 4/5

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639AnnaP
Portsmouth, UK801 contributions
Family
We were heavily encouraged to put some euros into the donation box to pay for the upkeep of the tree. Fine, happy to do that. Then the guy 'guarding' the tree promptly scooped out our euros to go and buy an ice cream from the shop over the road. Hilarious!

Lovely tree, but not that exciting.
Written November 14, 2020
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David M
Wigan, UK39 contributions
Family
Stopped here as part of a My Tours coach trip around the island, fascinating tree and lots of small stalls selling locally made products, the most amusing thing was the old chap who was playing the mouth organ in front of the tree, with his little table and ash tray, there is a box on the tree for donations but he was telling people off for putting money into it and kept saying no, no and pushing his ash tray towards them for money.
Written August 28, 2019
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welshhonesty31
70 contributions
Couples
Something different to do on holiday
Surprised at the amount of people who stop to see this. In a remote location over 2000 years old.

It's just unique and fastnicating
Well worth seeing
Written June 30, 2017
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Laradu
Rome, Italy996 contributions
Family
An incredibile Old Olive Tree Waits for you on the street side. Amazingly and gracefully creating seats for shootings which will linger in tomorrow's memories. A must in Zante
Written June 2, 2020
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BarbieMegaTraveller
Sydney, Australia7,239 contributions
Couples
This tree is mind blowing to look at (see pics), as the tree bark as intertwined with itself over hundreds of years, as well as the thickness and general size of the tree base.

I wouldn't make an effort to come here especially unless you're into horticulture, but if you do stop by, the village make a lot of produce on their individual farms and sell their wares very cheaply. Not only are you getting quality you can't get even in the best of stores where you live, you are also getting freshly made and products you won't be able to get in other places. For example, rose honey, lemon & mint liqueur, rose sweet liqueur that tastes like liquid Turkish delight, first press extra virgin olive oil so cheap you won't belive it and herb infused olive oils. Taste everything.
Written October 28, 2018
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OutnAbout007
Arundel, UK1,071 contributions
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Passed by when touring the island.
In the village of Exo Chora in the north west of the island.
Gnarled, twisted bark and a huge girth, many hundreds of years old, depending who you ask.
A few olive oil, honey, local produce stalls in the village, plus a couple of bars and eateries. Not much to see apart from the old tree.
Not worth diverting to see it but ok if passing that way.
Written October 3, 2018
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paul
Neath Port Talbot, UK209 contributions
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Went to this beautiful old olive tree on a coach trip.. Was a unscheduled stop.. But worth it.. It's 1500 yesrs old and still bares olives.. Was nice to see one of the oldest tress.. Worth a visit
Written September 30, 2018
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Geordie112
Gateshead, UK894 contributions
Couples
Cameras at the ready. 3rd oldest olive tree in Europe over 2000 years old. Pretty impressive. Well preserved and stillbears fruit.
Written May 18, 2018
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Andries M
Groningen, The Netherlands21 contributions
Besides the impressive 2000 year old olive tree you can have a great meal in the taverna but better yet (because free): have a taste of local produce from Lekkas family farms. Some very surprising and good taste combinations. What about: jam made of chocolate wth blood orange of chocolat with strawberry, aronia or thyme honey, raki with al sorts of tastes, feta cheese, olive oils with lemon or garlic infusions. The top: a bubbly demi sec greek wine....de-li-ci-ous!!
Written July 17, 2021
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Gina K
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If you go around the mountains for a day out,you'll certainly 'bump' into Exohora and you'll find a lot of people stopping there.Just opposite the road next to a war monument,is an old olive tree which has become the symbol of the village once that it is estimated that it exceeds over 2300 years of age-and it's not the oldest on the island,but it will give you a chance to admire it's beauty.The olive tree trunk has split into three and the curves and twists it has really are worth taking photos of!And it still produces olives and olive oil of course!Nearby a track path leads to quite a few wells which are also worth visiting once that they say they were opened up by Mary Magdalene in 33A,D during her visit to the island when she brought Christianity to the people...it's no suprise that the neighbouring village has taken the name Maries to honour her and the other two Mary's that were with her-Mary of Clopa and Mary of Lazarus!
Written October 8, 2019
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