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Carob Museum and Factory - Mavros Chrysos

Open today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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very beautiful seating in the courtyard outside while you wait to go through the museum

A very quick and knowledgeable tour of the carob industry from this region. You learn about the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Small and interesting musuem with excellent exhibits

Small and interesting museum with excellent exhibits. The sweets and carob products were lovely to... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2018
Durham, England, United Kingdom
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A quaint family-run carob museum in a traditional stone house built in 1889. Visitors get the chance to see how carob toffee (pastelli) and carob syrup are traditionally made. Informative tours regarding the history and uses of carob are offered to...more
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Oinopoiiou 15, Anogyra 4603, Cyprus
+357 25 222225
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very quick and knowledgeable tour of the carob industry from this region. You learn about the different types of carob in this area and how it is processed. A few tasters at the end to help you learn about the many ways it can...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2018

Small and interesting museum with excellent exhibits. The sweets and carob products were lovely to taste. Found these sugar free products in a health food shop on our return to UK. The village was beautiful and the drive to the museum was beautiful.

Thank 192Rob
Reviewed April 2, 2018

Visited this museum and workshop as part of a tour (Troodos Hidden Charms) Very interesting to see how the Carob Trees seeds are used. The staff explain how the seeds were processed to make a healthy alternative to sugar. The staff then show how the...More

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Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

We happened across this place on the way to Mt. Olympus. We really enjoyed our personal tour of the museum - the owner was friendly and a lovely lady. Great place to visit.

Thank bsmallwo
Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting explanation of the carob tree, it's bean like fruits and how the pods can be turned into a healthy sweetener as an alternative to sugar. The best bit was the "toffee making" demo.

Thank Chris P
Reviewed January 6, 2018

About 25 minutes drive from Limassol and 7km north of Avdimou brings you to the small, quaint, picturesque village of Anogyra, which is about 800 metres above sea level. The most interesting thing here is the Mavros Chrysos ( Black Gold) Carob Museum. The museum...More

Thank Angela C
Reviewed November 9, 2017

This was a great little museum, so glad we visited. The museum and modern (EU regulated) carob factory are run by two sisters whose parents and grandparents were all involved in growing, harvesting and processing the carob crop over the years. The lady who took...More

Thank Claire P
Reviewed October 15, 2017

Beautiful little building and very informative tour. The lady who showed us around was lovely. Anogyra looked a very pretty little village, though it was very quiet when we visited. The carob museum was interesting and we had a chance to buy some unique gifts...More

Thank EllesR
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Pleasant lady gives an explanation and tasting. Definitely unique to Cyprus. Make the trip. Avoid village of Malia - its dead!

Thank Arun35
Reviewed September 27, 2017

Spent the morning in Anogyra, firstly at the local coffee house with 1 local and a lady whose English wasn't good (but still better than my Greek!) - excellent by the way and then to the Carob museum. Lady owner (presumably?), very knowledgeable, interesting facts,...More

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Phaedra C
January 5, 2017|
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Response from wellworntraveller | Reviewed this property |
Hi, As previously answered by Maria, It is a great little visit which takes about 20 minutes from start to finish. Anogyra is a bit off the beaten track so I would check with the bus station at the harbour or at Karavella... More