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Azorias Ancient Olive Tree

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Azorias Ancient Olive Tree

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MarkT-B57 wrote a review Nov 2019
Norwich, United Kingdom27 contributions20 helpful votes
THis is an amazing olive tree just huge and soooo old its almost incomprehensible how old it is. The road is a little scary but dont be put off its never that bad and its not one these roads that gets worse and worse and you can turn round If you like a fairly tough hike it makes a good focus
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Date of experience: October 2019
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ThomasOMalley888 wrote a review Oct 2019
Keerbergen, Belgium103 contributions68 helpful votes
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Oh yes, this tree was already old when the Roman Empire flourished. With a base-wide trunk (diameter) of 22.10 meters and a height of 6.90 meters, this tree is one of the oldest trees in the world and the oldest tree in Europe. The tree is called "Tree of Paliama" and is about 3.400 years old. It was planted about 1.300 BC. It still produces olives, but they are very expensive. This tree yearly has about 20.000 nature loving tourists over to visit it. Best time to visit is before noon. There is a local tavern to have a drink. The owner and his wife are very helpful and friendly but they hardly speak English, but they manage with the few words they know. Speak slowly and clear and they will offer you more than you would expect without extra charges. Visiting the tree is all free. Admire it, but respect it in all it's glory and age!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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andycoldham wrote a review Sep 2019
Crawley, United Kingdom782 contributions1,043 helpful votes
This is the oldest olive tree in the world, over 3500 years old but it is only a 5 minute photo opportunity, and the tree is roped off so all visitors have to keep their distance.It is a spectacular tree but the drive to its location is rough over an unmade single track road, just hope that you do not meet any vehicles coming in the opposite direction. The best thing about the tree is the nearby Taverna which is run by the nicest Greek couple I have ever met, they speak good English, offer good well priced food and cold beers and freshly squeezed orange juice. We only had drinks but were still given free nibbles to go with the drinks and finished off with a shot each of the best home made Raki I have ever tasted. Do pop in if you visit the tree.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Denny142 wrote a review Dec 2018
Istron, Greece48 contributions32 helpful votes
This is a lovely place to visit, particularly if you like to go walking among the mountains of Crete. The tree is about half an hour to an hours walk from the main road, depending on your route or the speed at which you walk. The walk itself is very pleasant possibly a little steep in places, but the views will keep you going, take a camera! It is also possible to drive up to a car park near the Manoan site and of course after the long walk, or short drive refreshments are always welcome. There is a small cafe near the tree where you can catch your breath ready for the return journey.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Ulysses336 wrote a review Nov 2018
Brasov, Romania2,647 contributions228 helpful votes
Next to the important archaic settlement of Azorias in Kavousi,with a lifespan of more than 3200 years,there is the ancient olive tree that is called “monumental”;Its branches were used for the olive wreaths of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens ;
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Date of experience: September 2018
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