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The Museum of Industrial Olive-Oil Production of Lesvos

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Great museum dedicated to an important industry on Lesbos

My partner and I visited the Isle of Lesbos in March 2019 and among our explorations, we visited... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2019
Matthew F
Seattle, Washington
A Really Worthwhile 1/2 DAY TRIP

For the past month I was a volunteer on this beautifull island. A group of us on a day off decided... read more

Reviewed February 19, 2019
Paul H
Boca Raton, Florida
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The Museum of Industrial Olive-Oil Production of Lesvos presents the industrial phase of olive-oil production in Greece. It focuses on the changes brought about by the introduction of mechanical motion on the process of olive-oil production and...more
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Reviewed March 12, 2019

My partner and I visited the Isle of Lesbos in March 2019 and among our explorations, we visited the Museum of Industrial Olive Oil Production. We visited in the off-season which was great, because we were the only visitors at the museum and could really...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 19, 2019

For the past month I was a volunteer on this beautifull island. A group of us on a day off decided to visit the museum and we are glad we did. It is really close to Mytilene and a pleasant drive. This museum is the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Paul H
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

If you wish to find out about the industrial history of olive making, then this is the place to go. We were pleasantly surprised at how well this museum has presented history. It was fascinating. We would definitely recommend this place as a must place...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 1, 2018

Although relatively interesting, it felt like there was so much more they could have done with this place. There are a few exhibits with explanations, but no guidance as to what order to look at everything. There also isn't a gift shop that sells olive...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank spange53
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Lesvos is well known for it’s magnificent olive oil. This 1910 industrial oil mill turned museum provides information as well as insight not only to the “tourist” but also to the olive oil professional. One understands the challenges as well as technical breakthrough in the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

its a bit of a journey into the heart of Lesvos but well worth the effort. exhibits are well presented and labelled and explain the whole process of olive production and the products made from them. the live machinery demonstrates the whole process of oil...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank rocdoc
Reviewed October 23, 2017

This is a fascinating first hand look at all matters involving the history of olive oil and its production. -- Really a well laid out and colorful and thorough display of the development of the industry from early times to the present. We thoroughly enjoyed...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Dorothy C
Reviewed September 10, 2017

We were searching for an olive oil press where we could buy some good olive oil to take home. We were told of this place by our hosts at the Haris apartments in Anaxos. A working museum of olive oil processing since the ancient times...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank RobandTracyHenderson
Reviewed August 25, 2017

It is a bit tricky to locate, but the museum is worth a stop if you have any interest in understanding the traditional oil industry on the island. The buildings are beautiful and the old equipment very interesting. The sister museum in Xios (mastiha) has...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

A simple but magnificent museum on olive oil production over the past century. Start with the main hall and don't skip the small rooms outside. Visit the museum shop, it has items from several small museums in Greece.

Date of experience: August 2017
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