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Patounis Soap Factory

9, Ioannou Theotoki Street, Corfu Town 491 00, Greece
+30 2661 039806
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Very kind owner. He told us interesting information about their 5th generation family business soap... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2018
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Unobtrusive little traditional family soap factory - It's free and it's so educational !

Thank you Mr Patounis for keeping up with the culture, tradition, heritage of your family and the... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2018
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The Patounis soap factory is operating since the 19th century without interruption. It still produces pure olive soap, using the same traditional method. Visit the premises and acquire a unique natural product of local identity. Guided tours Monday to Friday at 12:00 hrs
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9, Ioannou Theotoki Street, Corfu Town 491 00, Greece
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Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

Very kind owner. He told us interesting information about their 5th generation family business soap making. Our daughter like to play with new game he got her. We visited old factory, it was worth and interesting. We bought some soap and want to try it.We...More

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Patounis_soap, Owner at Patounis Soap Factory, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

Thank you for your kind review, I hope you also like the soap! I look forward to see you again on your next visit to Corfu.

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Reviewed June 1, 2018

Thank you Mr Patounis for keeping up with the culture, tradition, heritage of your family and the local industry in Corfu town. Your professional demonstration and explanation of olive soap making inside your factory is highly recommended and so interesting ! Just looking at the...More

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Patounis_soap, Owner at Patounis Soap Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your nice review. It is such comments that make our effort worth awhile! PS: I take this opportunity to inform our visitors that guided tours are held Monday to Friday at 12:00 noon.

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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

This historic business had been on the same family for 5 generations and is most definitely worth taking an hour to visit. This small family business is keeping alive a Corfu tradition of which the owner (and our guide) is justifiably proud. Although the little...More

Thank Conrad N
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Patounis_soap, Owner at Patounis Soap Factory, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2018

Thank you for your kind review! I am glad you enjoyed your visit and I hope you come back again soon. However, it is important to clarify a misunderstanding: We do not have "tourist prices" for our products! The same prices apply for locals and...More

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Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

The owner is really lovely and kind. They gave us a quick tour. It worth seeing if you are around. You can buy also from the soap made in the factory.

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Patounis_soap, Owner at Patounis Soap Factory, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2018

Thank you for your kind words!

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

8 of us visited Patounis Soap Factory and were given a very informational tour of the factory and the soap-making process. It was so interesting to hear the history of this family and its background. The owner was just delightful and we ended up talking...More

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Patounis_soap, Owner at Patounis Soap Factory, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Your visit was as pleasant to me as it was to you. Thank you! Thank you also for your kind review.

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Reviewed March 24, 2018

We were given a little tour by the owner - loved it. We bought soap directly at the warehouse. The owner was so helpful and it was very interesting to hear about the soap and ingredients, and how they make laundry soap.

Thank Skattebol
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Patounis_soap, Owner at Patounis Soap Factory, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

What a nice review! Thank you.

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Reviewed October 17, 2017

Well worth a visit. Very interesting talk - about 30 minutes (free of charge) at midday. It was fascinating to learn all about the soap making process and good to be able to buy some of their products after the talk. The factory is like...More

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Patounis_soap, Owner at Patounis Soap Factory, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Thank you for your kind review. I am glad your visit was worthwhile.

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Reviewed July 12, 2017

If you visit Corfu Town, you cannot miss the Patounis Soap Factory. Take the time to assist to the guided visit, it is really worth it. This is a unique historical soap workshop still working traditionally. Congratulations to the Patounis Family for keeping these traditions...More

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Patounis_soap, Owner at Patounis Soap Factory, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2017

Your nice review is a kind reward to my work, thank you!

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Reviewed June 28, 2017

Don't miss this fantastic little museum if you are in Corfu town. Mr patounis gave us a really interesting insight into his family business making soap the same way across 5 generations since 1850. We tagged onto a talk that had begun 5 mins previously...More

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Patounis_soap, Owner at Patounis Soap Factory, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2017

Thank you! Your kind words justify my efford to keep my family tradition alive.

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Reviewed April 13, 2017

This factory is beautiful and interesting. Really interesting talk by the owner about the business' history and about soap making. In these days of sustainability we could do well to look at going back to using plain old soap made with plain old ingredients with...More

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Patounis_soap, Owner at Patounis Soap Factory, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2017

Thank you for your kind words.

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If you refer to the guided tours which are held Monday to Friday at 12:00 hrs, they are free of charge.
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