Patounis Soap Factory

Patounis Soap Factory, Corfu Town: Hours, Address, Patounis Soap Factory Reviews: 5/5

Patounis Soap Factory
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Speciality & Gift Shops • Speciality Museums
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
About
The Patounis soap factory is operating since the 19th century without interruption. It still produces pure olive soap, using the same traditional method.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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esca95lett
Manchester, UK6 contributions
A super find
Sep 2020
So while strolling around Corfu City we see this factory looking shop. Selling the most amazing collection of soaps we could not resist in purchasing some for presents and of course fr personal use. Lots of info given by the owners and it seemed to be a lovely family run business. Great prices to for organic produce.
Written September 28, 2020
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Thank you very much for your kind review!
Written October 5, 2020
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Eilya
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates96 contributions
Organic Olive Soaps from Corfu!
Dec 2019
These soaps are one of those authentic things you dont want to miss and take back home a piece from Greece! The factory is so raw and lovely and smells like olive when you enter, although we had short time but still they were kind enough to show us the procedure and gave a quick presentation on how they make soaps. Definitely something you want to buy and take it home!
Written February 1, 2020
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In Love with the Med
London, UK202 contributions
Real Soap Made in Corfu
Dec 2019
A lovely shop in San Rocco Square where you can buy different kinds of natural soap made from Olive oil. We love the green soap and soap flakes.
Written January 3, 2020
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Thank you!
Written January 4, 2020
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Louise L
Marietta, GA150 contributions
Wonderful soap
Nov 2019 • Couples
You must visit this authentic soap factory in the heart of Corfu. There is a detailed tour at noon each day. The same family has been making this olive oil based soap since the 1800’s. Wonderful soap!
Written November 5, 2019
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Thank you for your nice and encouraging review!!!
Written December 14, 2019
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FreyaSmith
Cardiff, UK20 contributions
Fantastic glimpse into family run business
Oct 2019 • Couples
Loved getting a glimpse into the inner workings of this family run business, which has been producing soap since 1850. The free tour at noon was informative and interesting, and we were able to watch some of the processes. Charming, fun and educational - would highly recommend.
Written November 1, 2019
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JoeM
7 contributions
Fell in love with the Green Olive Soap and now I am addicted 4 years on.
Nov 2018
I bought 6 bars of the green Olive Oil Soap and only started using it when I got home.
I used it for body soap, shaving and shampoo.
After a few weeks my skins waterproof membrane reconstituted and I was shocked to see water bead up and roll off me in the shower.
Shortly I did not have a flake of dry skin or dandruff. My skin Condition improved.
I dumped all my expensive detergent gels shampoos and lotions and order Patounis soap by the kilo. I travel all over the world with it and use nothing else.
I quickly progressed to using the house cleaning soap too. I am constantly impressed with how well it cleans everything. It actually killed and cleaned the MOULD off my white outdoor stair balusters without power washing or hard scrubbing.I dumped the bleaches, antibacterials and chemical cleaners. And I like the laundry bars too.I use it on my shirt collars and stains. I did not try the other bar soaps. I found my niche.

I even went back to Corfu especially to stock up on all his products.
And found they sell a few bottles of Dr Kavvadias Olive Oil which is as good as The Governor Olive Oil if you enjoy high polyphenol Olive Oils.. And I loaded up on the hand collected unprocessed sea salt from Kikira that he uses.

The factory tour is really fun. The owner is very sincere and charming and he does not tell you his soap is the best soap you will ever find but he should. I Had no idea at first that I had found something truly special.at a great price. Cooking the soap for 10 days and adjusting the ph every day really does make a superior product. I have bought soap on all 4 continents, the best Paris and London brands. And Patounis is my favorite hands down. It’s just pure soap.

Take your time to find these products in Patounis. Everything he makes ansd sells is special. I am one very appreciative and happy customer..
Written October 25, 2019
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I have no words in response to such a nice review! Thanks a lot!
Written January 4, 2020
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Elaine S
6 contributions
Family business going back three generations
Sep 2019
Interesting talk by the current family member running the business. Showing how the soap is made in great detail. Worth a visit.
Written October 14, 2019
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Leeza S
8 contributions
Hand made & Authentic
Sep 2019 • Family
Really like this old soap factory and shop, there are variety of soap types and other products, you can watch the soap making and buy hand-made pieces from 1850s technology!
Written September 28, 2019
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Cosmopolitan561672
Sweden2 contributions
Should be number 1 must visit in Corfu Town
Sep 2019
Very interesting free tour right in Corfu Town within walking distance from anywhere, easy to miss the entrance but a must do in Corfu Town, do not miss this! Did not even find it mentioned anywhere except Google maps by accident but should be a definite highlight on anyone's must see list.
Written September 19, 2019
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Thank you for your kind review!
Written September 20, 2019
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Neil H
Glenrothes, UK15 contributions
Like stepping back in time..
Sep 2019 • Couples
If you find yourself in Corfu, in the main commercial district, a little hot, and in need of same calm...visit this wee place. It's atmospheric, educational, friendly and charming. The tour at 12 noon is free - hardly taxing as it's a small but very old factory. Lovely to witness these artisans in action, and to absorb their obvious passion for their craft. An absolute joy.
There was no pressure to buy, but we couldn't resist the green olive soap, pure olive soap and household soap. A welcome return to traditional values.
Written September 13, 2019
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Written September 22, 2019
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  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

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