Olive Tree Museum

Olive Tree Museum, Vouves: Address, Phone Number, Olive Tree Museum Reviews: 4/5

Olive Tree Museum
4
Speciality Museums
Read more
Write a review

Top ways to experience nearby attractions

Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.0
29 reviews
Excellent
11
Very good
8
Average
9
Poor
1
Terrible
0

Krisztina B
25 contributions
Solo
Basic but interesting collection, mostly out of donations of local families. Again, no fancy, no entrance fee, kept simple and authentic.
Written October 15, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Toris1
Jessheim, Norway35 contributions
Friends
Interesting place. Old trees and museum. Good parking. Worth a visit. Not every day u see a 3000 year old olive tree.
Written August 13, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

sallycarpenter p
Winchester, UK8 contributions
Family
I loved the late afternoon, early evening train trip to the mountains. Lovely views and welcome breeze. The cave was lovely too. Did not like the hardsell roadside layby stop for the sole purpose of someone to sell olive oil from the boot of their car. The 'museum' was just o tiny outhouse with a few photos and farm implements on the wall. Like a garden shed really :D However, it was worth it for the ride through the mountains and was a welcome stop for a cigarette break.
Written August 6, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Andrew D
Edinburgh, UK320 contributions
Located just 5 miles from the coast this is worth a visit > the two old trees are impressive though the museum is small. Ironically funded by the EU the place is well presented and good car parking but could do with more explanation and perhaps video. There is a good shop where you can buy anything made with olive oil and a great little cafe - with excellent cakes for €2.50 and the best fresh orange juice€2.50 I've ever tasted. You could see the trees it had come from. This is worth a visit and you can also see the town of Vouves which has a small but attractive shopping street.
Written July 2, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

66Nicolas
Chania Town, Greece233 contributions
Friends
The idea is good but is very poor. It needs more items so that it can be more interesting. There is no entry fee. The history of olive oil and olives in Crete goes back thousands of years and there is lot more to offer.
Written December 8, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Veronica H
Halden, Norway423 contributions
Family
This oliven tree is very old. We drove her by car. And that was a little museum there. And a branch from this oliven tree was used in the olympic games in 2004.
Written October 5, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mihaela Lica Butler
Heraklion, Greece399 contributions
Family
It's a modest museum, but it is interesting to see as it offers information about The Monumental Olive Tree of Vouves - the oldest tree of its kind on the island and one of the oldest in the world. It's free to visit. It showcases tools used for the cultivation of olive trees, traditional home equipment and harvest tools, tools used for woodworking, storage jars, goat skin aski, and much more. Take your time to see it, and end with a bite to eat at the tavern next to the tree. The family running it once owned the tree and the buildings of the museum.
Written September 24, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kenth Näsström
Soraker, Sweden683 contributions
Couples
You'll walk through the small museum in about 10 minutes. But there are some interesting things, if you're interested in olive oil history!

Museum entrance is free of charge.

Outside you'll find the famous olive tree of vouves and a taverna.
Written August 28, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

sixpackswolf
Athens, Greece543 contributions
Friends
A well maintained attraction of great interest , next to full blossom olive trees over 3,500 years of age, that still produce one of the finest varieties of olive oil.
Written June 17, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

gaspard f
Anderlecht, Belgium86 contributions
Couples
it was really amazing to see the oldest olive tree of the world and the small museum is also interresting
Written September 28, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Olive Tree Museum