Olive Tree Museum of Vouves

Olive Tree Museum of Vouves

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Museum about olive harvest in Crete and the oldest olive tree of Europe
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StPap
154 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Just amazing !!! Absolutely a must while at Chania. A very gentle lady will make you feel comfortable in a unique environment . The place is really clean, tidy and with a decent variety for an any time visit. Just dont miss it !! A great representative of the Cretan hospitality !!
Written August 30, 2020
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joest76
Landau in der Pfalz, Germany1,978 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
The Olive Tree Museum is located in Ano Vouves about 7 km South of Kolimbari. The museum gives an overview about olive tree history in Crete. Also a historical overview is given. Amazing is the ~3.500 years old olive tree in front of the museum.
Written July 30, 2020
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CJ24
Chania Prefecture, Greece57 contributions
Sep 2012 • Family
The magnificent ancient olive tree of Vouves has huge hollow roots that have grown right up out of the earth and are an unbelievable 12m in perimeter! Thought to be between 3,500-5,000 years old, it is actually listed on Wikipedia as the world's oldest olive tree. It lives on still bearing olives in the heart of the small, picturesque, very rural village of Ano Vouves which is an idyllic setting for such a stunningly majestic tree. The olive tree museum housed right next to the tree has free entrance and is usually open all day throughout the summer months. Everything is beautifully displayed and presented.
Written April 7, 2013
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ThomasVF
New York City, NY54 contributions
Visiting this place is must. I sat right by the tree and thought I wish the tree could talk and tell me a couple if things I've missed in history classes. Highly recommended.
Written November 28, 2013
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gaspard f
Anderlecht, Belgium89 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
This is the oficial older olive tree of grece. 3000 year and always making olive like a young olive tree.thr is a small musee also who they make the olive oil from the minoen to now.You can also drink and eat to the tavern.we try it was very good at small prices
Written September 28, 2014
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Nick S
London, UK287 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
Worth a slight detour (it's in pretty much the middle of nowhere) to see this fabulous tree, said to be one of the oldest in the world. The olive oil factory and museum were not open when we visited, but we were quite happy just to wander around the tree and appreciate it's age and beauty.
Written October 17, 2014
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Boudicca
Lancashire79 contributions
Apr 2013 • Couples
I would say the Olive Tree Museum of Vouves is definitely worth visiting for a photo opportunity. The tree itself is impressive, the museum (with free entry) is small but well presented. There is also a small cafe selling drinks and ice-creams etc. I was even more interested by the fruit trees in their kitchen garden and the views of the surrounding countryside on the drive there and back. It won't keep you occupied all afternoon but definitely worth including on a driving tour of the area.
Written April 24, 2013
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Gerald T
Tavronitis, Greece28 contributions
Sep 2016
A place well worth a visit, it is fascinating to see the tree (hollow now in the middle)it is very hard to believe that this tree is so old. They have a café where snacks and drinks are available and they have an interesting area that you can walk round and see the history of olive oil production
Written April 12, 2017
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Shovel6
Alfreton, UK31 contributions
Aug 2012 • Couples
A very old tree by anyone's standards! Interesting museum of country and farming items as well, taverna next door has some strange preserved vehicles as well!
Written July 15, 2013
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reshma1111
London, UK7 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
I had actually set the intention to go and visit an old Olive tree when we booked or holiday to Crete - I was extremely overjoyed to discover this very special tree was within 2 minutes drive from our lovely villa, making our visit even more special, especially after finding out that a branch of the ancient olive tree was burned at the recent Olympics to symbolise love, unity,peace and truth. I spent some time sitting crossed legged inside of the tree as it is hollow to meditate - those who have a spiritual nature may also be interested in taking photographs from inside to capture some lovely colourful orbs as we did. I felt deeply connected and grouded being in its presence and will go back to visit it again. Visually, its stunning! I have never seen a tree with so much detail. It certainly had a very wise and knowing energy about it and I would recommend to go and visit this tree if you are a tree lover. I f you happen to be passing by - it is worth stopping to have a look. There is a lovely little cafe and a shop with some local pastries, olive oil that is pressed from the local fields and much more. There was even a little Olive oil museum right next door and I guess we spent about 10 minutes looking around. The sun was quite hot the day we went at the begining of August and we were pleased we had water and suncream with us.
Written April 25, 2017
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