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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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The Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, in Sparta (Peloponnese), transports you to the culture, history and technology of the olive and olive oil production in the Greek realm, from prehistoric times to the early 20th century. The Museum's objective is to highlight the ineffable relation of the olive with the identity of our country and, more generally, the Mediterranean basin. The olive and olive oil are presented here from different optical angles: the economy, nutrition and the olive's uses, religious worship, art and technology. The Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil offers you the opportunity to see the very first testimonies about the presence of the olive tree and the production of olive oil in Greece: Rare fossilized olive leaves, 50,000-60,000 years old, from the island of Santorini, the oldest findings offering proof of the presence of the olive tree en Greece Linear B Tablets of the 14th century BC (exact replicas), with the first written testimonies about the olive and olive oil.
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129 Othonos Amalias Street, Sparta 231 00, Greece
+30 2731 089315
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Reviewed April 16, 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 February 25, 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 February 14, 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 November 10, 2016

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

Thank Stefanos X
Reviewed October 3, 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 September 17, 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

1  Thank ACanadianFoodie
Reviewed September 9, 2016

Full of historical information tracing the cultural and trade/economic importance through time of olive oil production in Greece. Very well-done and interesting hands-on displays of how olive oil has been produced through the ages. Really liked the experience and the museum has great air conditioning.

Thank Gingy2015
Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Entrance fee was 3€. This museum explains everything you need to know about olives and olive oil - the history of, trading of, botany of, uses of, making of. You get the idea. Big murals explain all there is to know, with lots of exhibits....More

1  Thank Deb X
Reviewed August 22, 2016

We love olives in all shapes, forme etc, now even more. Museum is a specialty, affordable, entrance ticket 2 eur, working hour should be checked before going there (8-17h). It is a modern museum, explaining in details the history of olive plant and how the...More

1  Thank aleksandra s
Reviewed August 14, 2016

A must go for the whole family. Adults learn so many facts about olives and oil Children enjoy touching the old machines and play with demo sets. Architectural style is a true beauty. Traditional old building converted to modern style steel and glass museum. Congrats...More

Thank Sam P
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david r
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I don't know, find it on the net and see the openning hours.