Eggares Olive Press Museum
Eggares Olive Press Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Come to share with us the Eggares Olive Oil Experience and have free olive Oil Tasting and so many other kinds which are made from Olive. Enjoy and relax under Olive trees and have a snack with Olive oil products.
Duration: < 1 hour
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  • HolidayBecky
    Surrey, United Kingdom96 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    Absolutely worth a stop. Very informative short tour, excellently explained by the hosts. And then an opportunity to try different olive oils, olives, other food made from olives, all provided with smiles and generosity.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 15, 2023
  • Judith v
    Oegstgeest, The Netherlands29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small, interesting hidden museum
    Small, but interesting museum about olive oil production in Naxos. Superfriendly employees, who tell a lot in an ethusiastic wat. you can taste anything that comes with olive oil for free. From oil (including oil with specific tastes), olives, to Bread, cake and cookies. Also possible to have some lunch or food outside at the nice terrace. Defenitly something to visit when in Naxos. And of course to buy something as a reminder of Naxos
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 24, 2023
  • Suzanne M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing find!
    This was such a great visit to the olive oil museum. The owners and employees were so nice and engaging. We got a free tour of the museum. The guy was very friendly, engaging and funny. It was very interesting to hear how the olive oil was produced back in the day. We then had some delicious samplings. My mom, brother and I couldn't help but to purchase so much olive oil to take home. This was such a great find. I highly recommend. Thank you to the staff for making this a great experience.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 31, 2023
  • Elizabeth M
    Sheffield, United Kingdom13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Free samples
    Interesting, brief and entertaining presentation explaining the traditional method for making olive oil. Oil is no longer made on site, but after the presentation there were ample opportunities to taste different flavored oils and olive oil products. No pressure to buy, but we did get some oil because it was delicious. Also space for eating outside with a small menu. Freshly prepared, very nice food. Good sized portions (mainly salads and homemade pie).
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 5, 2023
  • jaimelouisep
    126 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the visit
    Really glad we made the visit. A very small museum, but the staff make the experience excellent. The young man who does the guided tour is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable- he could not be more polite. Then the two ladies in the shop/cafe gave us lots of samples from olive oil on bread, a selection of olives, to marinades. With our very cheap Greek coffee, we were given free olive oil bread abs marmalade. We also purchased some of their olive oil. All in all, we spent €10 in total and had a lovely hour.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 6, 2023
  • YA
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Greek hospitality at its finest!
    AMAZING experience with the most friendly and gracious people! We are so glad that we made the time during our visit. It’s truly a hidden gem in Naxos. Informative short tour and free tastings of yummy olive treats. Then we enjoyed lunch on their picturesque deck. Highly recommended! Thank you for your hospitality!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 18, 2023
  • Mrsoftbretzel
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina100 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great oil tasting and store
    Great olive oil and olive spreads. Definitely worth visiting since they allow you to taste all of their products and, of course, purchase them. The owners/hosts are delightful and obviously proud of their oils. The "museum" room consists of some old oil press artifacts but the main attraction is the treating and store. Ample parking, which is unusual in the Greek islands. Go before or after lunch and eat at Stella's Taverna across the street. You won't regret it!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 10, 2023
  • Sheila I
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Number 1 recommendation in Naxos
    This place is so great. When we entered the museum we were offered a free tour which was very interesting. We were able to hear about history of olive oil production and see the equipment which was used back at the time. Then we were offered to try out products from the shop. The olive oil, olives themselves, different types of olive pastes, marmalade made from olives, and olive oil cake. All of it was so tasty that we ended up buying lots of products at the shop which I really recommend. Plus the workers were so nice, so heartwarming. There is also a patio with a breathtaking view where you can enjoy your coffee and order extra olive oil cake. I recommend to everyone to visit this place. It’s worth the drive.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 21, 2023
  • James J
    7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place worth a visit
    I remember years ago my family was in Greece and we were saying that Greek people doesn't know what is healthy food putting so much oil in the food. Little that we knew olive oil is one of the healthiest source for our body. Well now we know. And we know how they made it. Great place, worth a visit
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 29, 2023
  • occasionaltravels
    Boston, Massachusetts515 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful museum and delicious tastings
    One of the best experiences on the island. We visited at the same time as a big tour bus so we ordered some food until they finished inside the museum. The owner who brought our food (delicious ice cream with lemon olive oil; and a fruit plate with chocolate olive oil). Then she personally gave us a tour of the exhibits. Finally, she wrote down our kids' names in greek lettering on a museum certificate. She was so sweet. After our trip, I recommended this place to friends who were visiting but it was closed during the office season. However, coincidentally it turns out our friends were staying in the owner's inn in Chora!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written January 16, 2024
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JH2901
75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
Very interesting place. It's rather small but very informative. We were told how olive oil was produced and how it is produced now. The guide was really friendly and explained everything well, without any hurry but very relaxed. There's a little shop attached, where you find plenty products made of olives (olive oil), you can also taste different oils (f. Ex. Orange flavor), spreads, cakes etc.
We also enjoyed some coffee and homemade lemonade. I would recommend ordering the homemade orange cake made with olive oil (very tasty).
Written July 19, 2021
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fstewart229
Portrush, UK210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
This is a delightful little attraction. Information about olive oil pressing and some of the old equipment. Not too much to over burden you. The people in the cafe/shop are so nice and friendly. You can sample lots of their products and you can also eat some of them in The cafe. Highly recommend the olive oil cake. The stuff in the shop all priced very reasonably. Really like the olives stuffed with gherkins which we bought.
Written September 14, 2021
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N N
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Great find on Naxos! Includes a short tour of the olive press museum, with info about the process of making olive oil by the family who runs it. The visit also includes a tasting of several types of olive oil, tapenades, and other products - all delicious! They offer a few homemade snacks too that you can order to eat while you’re there. Loved visiting here while we stayed in Naxos!
Written May 4, 2022
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Roland
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
A friendly young man showed us around in the museum. It’s only a small showroom about the history of the olive oil production. The tour is for free and includes also a tasting of olive oil and other products out of olive, The english of the man showing us around was really good and he did a really good job.
Written August 4, 2021
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bwharvey0609
Raleigh, NC USA21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We came to Naxos partly to enjoy its inland villages. When both our car rental company and hotel recommended the Eggares Olive Oil Museum as a must-see, we knew we had to include it in our wanderings. It was a short drive from Chora and easy to find. Katerina did a great job describing the history of olive cultivation on the island and demonstrating the machinery in the museum. We were then treated to an extensive tasting - of their many infused oils, olives, and olive pastes. We left with several of their products as gifts for those back home not fortunate enough to be with us in person!
Written June 17, 2023
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CasaMare16
Boston, MA67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
If you are visiting Naxos, be sure to stop at this museum - particularly if you like olives and olive oil. Small and interesting, owners are lovely, samples and products are delicious. It's more than worth an hour of your time.
Written August 11, 2022
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George
Manchester, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Such a fantastic place. We visited in June 23, catching the bus from Naxos Town then getting a taxi back which came to 20 euros.

The people were so friendly and generous. They ordered a taxi for us and even gave us a free drink for the wait. We ate so much and paid very little, it was clear the intention is to allow guests to experience the renowned Greek hospitality. The tour of the history of how olive oil was made was really interesting (and free!). Would definitely recommend!
Written June 28, 2023
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daydream11
North Tonawanda, NY94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Eggares Olive Press, a small beautifully and meticulously restored museum, cafe, and shop. My husband and I have visited here many times over the years and each year Nikoletta Lianos ( charming, smart, and funny) adds yet another feature to this lovingly restored mill.
The addition of Naxian Wanderers, led by Katerina Rota is inspiring to both children and parents alike. Children are the focus as they learn about gardening, history, storytelling, art, and more. An incredible way for your child to remember history and have fun doing it!
Angela, always with a smile, so friendly, artfully displays all the goodies you can taste-infused olive oils, breads, olive oil cake, marmalades, olive paste, etc. I know she has a big hand in making the olive oil ice cream as well. A taste not to be missed!
You won’t be sorry you stopped here. Take the short informative tour and do some tasting ( pretty sure you won’t be able to resist taking something home). Then relax a little outside with a coffee and maybe another snack under the incredible Greek sun. It will all put a smile on your face!
Written July 11, 2023
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Culture02400663646
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
Always on our list year when we go to Naxos is a visit to this little gem in the Aegean. There you will find about the history of and techniques for making olive oil as well as have the opportunity to taste some flavoured olive-derived products such as oils and jams. The staff are lovely and helpful and, if you go when Nickoletta’s son Spiros is there, he will give you the short but invert interesting guided tour. Take some refreshments while you are there, such as the delicious fresh lemon squash and home-baked cakes. Enjoy!
Written January 31, 2023
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Tahoe1117
Reno, NV2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
This place is just incredible. It was a highlight of our trip. We arrived and were immediately offered bread and different flavored olive oils and marmalades. The olive oil cake was so delicious. I bought several small containers of olive oil and one large garlic olive oil and a couple of marmalades. All of my family and friends want some and I definitely didn’t buy enough. The staff were all so friendly and welcoming. My husband and kids and I wandered into the museum and one of the wonderful ladies gave us an informative and vivid tour of the museum and allowed my kids to help demonstrate how the olives were crushed. I asked for directions to see one of the oldest olive trees in Greece and the woman was kind enough to draw me a map. We set off to find the tree and though it is hidden, we found it! I can’t wait to return to this lovely shop and museum in the future!
Written June 28, 2024
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