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“What a lot of fun”

Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil
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Small-Group Day Trip to Sparta from Kalamata
Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Sparta
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Owner description: In the Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, unique of its kind in Greece, the various aspects of the olive tree and of olive oil, whether economic, applied or symbolic, from antiquity to the present, are being presented, along with the relevant oil-processing technology from the prehistoric times to the pre-industrial age. The Museum belongs to The Piraeusbank Group Cultural Foundation Museums Network.
Norwich, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“What a lot of fun”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

Let's face it. There isn't a lot to recommend Sparti to a contemporary tourist. Looking for relics from the ancient past? There just aren't many about. So this delightful new museum is a bonus. The story of olives and olive products throughout history is beautifully presented. Artwork illustrates the olive in Greek myth and legend. There is a small giftshop, with exquisite silver brooches and necklaces for the ladies, all with an olive theme, and there is the ubiquitous olive oil soap. True, you can find the soap much cheaper elsewhere, such as Adrianou in Plaka in Athens, but the soap here is nicely packaged to make a pretty present for the folks back home. The museum has a little coffee shop, which wasn't open when we were there.

Visited April 2012
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Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Impressive and instructive”
Reviewed March 21, 2012

The evolution of oil production from manual to industrial is perfectly presented; the automates make learning a pleasant game.

Visited March 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Very informative.”
Reviewed March 17, 2012

A great museum. Set up well and very informative.
I learnt everything I could possibly learn here about the olive, and it was interesting.
Lots of old machinery and presses etc.
Staff here were very nice.
Should visit if in the area.

Visited May 2011
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Sparta, Greece
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“One of the best”
Reviewed January 12, 2012

This modern museum is a lot of fun. It is spacious, clear and has a lot of info and things to see. Beside that it also has changing exhibitions that always surprise you. Great for everyone, kids and grown-ups.

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greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“A different museum”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

This museum built by Pireus Bank has educational role, showing us the whole procedure of making olive oil...

Visited December 2011
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