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The Museum of Industrial Olive-Oil Production of Lesvos

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The Museum of Industrial Olive-Oil Production of Lesvos

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It is a trip 21 million years back in time at the west of Lesvos. The Natural History Museum of the petrified forest of Lesvos, which includes stunning finds from the excavations in the petrified forest that reveal the geo historical evolution of the Aegean sea. The Museum collaborates with the Global Geoparks Network of Unesco and the European Geoparks Network. Visiting Lesvos without visiting the Museum is like visiting France without visiting the Eiffel tower.<br><br>In the afternoon we will visit Skala Eressos, the name of this place is connected with Eressos whom was the son of the mythic king Makara. The first residents were called Pelasgi, after them it was the Achaeans and then the Aeolan sailors. At the ending of the 17th century it was relocated at the inner side of the island to avoid the pirates invasion. Eressos was a big commercial center and their products were exported also in Egypt. Sappho, the great lyrical poet and the philosophers Theophrastos and Phanas were born there.
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Fahri S wrote a review Aug 2019
Lesbos, Greece2 contributions
It was wonderful to spend time with my father while exploring the history of the fabric. The security was so great that we asked some question about the machines and he explained everything. I recommend to visit this place if you have a chance.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Panagiotis S wrote a review Jul 2019
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Everything you need to know about the industrialisation of the olive oil production. Very nicely restored factory.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Matthew F wrote a review Mar 2019
Seattle, Washington32 contributions17 helpful votes
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 take our time and explore every exhibit. The museum was top-notch and really goes into the very interesting and compelling history of olive oil production on Lesbos, as well as the heartwarming reason that it even exists in the first place; community vision and commitment to building it together to reap the rewards. The gift shoppe was quaint and staffed by two very helpful people, eager to make even the smallest purchase seem like an important one!
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Paul H wrote a review Feb 2019
Boca Raton, Florida92 contributions28 helpful votes
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 results of years of hard work by a dedicated group to restore a former olive oil factory. THey have done a magnificent job. I knew really very little about the olive oil industry. Situated on an island with 11 million olive trees this is certainly the place to learn. There are very descriptive signs at each machine and the film that is shown is also very interesting. There is a small store with an excellent selection of the top quality olive oil for sale. The sales person also was a guide to the exhibits - she was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Go in the morning before and crowds then continue on to one of the nearby small towns for a lovely luch with a Greek salad where you can taste the oil you have just learnt about.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Stacy H wrote a review Sep 2018
25 contributions23 helpful votes
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 to see.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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