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“All about olives”

Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil
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Small-Group Day Trip to Sparta from Kalamata
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Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Sparta
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Owner description: The Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, in Sparta (Peloponnese), transports you to the culture, history and technology of the olive and olive oil production in the Greek realm, from prehistoric times to the early 20th century. The Museum's objective is to highlight the ineffable relation of the olive with the identity of our country and, more generally, the Mediterranean basin. The olive and olive oil are presented here from different optical angles: the economy, nutrition and the olive's uses, religious worship, art and technology. The Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil offers you the opportunity to see the very first testimonies about the presence of the olive tree and the production of olive oil in Greece: Rare fossilized olive leaves, 50,000-60,000 years old, from the island of Santorini, the oldest findings offering proof of the presence of the olive tree en Greece Linear B Tablets of the 14th century BC (exact replicas), with the first written testimonies about the olive and olive oil.
Reviewed April 26, 2013

This museum is just what it says it is and it is well-done. We enjoy small museums that teach us about local customs, history, etc. This left us feeling informed and even excited about olives!

Thank MCW1225
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

an outstanding comprehensive beautiful presentation of everything about the olive. there is so much to take in-- make sure to enjoy the meze on the ground floor while you gaze and the collected machinery and walk back to review the displays.

Thank EllaOxi
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

A Great Museum showing the unique history of olive production in Sparta!!! I learned how olive prodution played an important role in the economic output of Sparta

Thank John V
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Great work.
Our national product well derserves this small, modern, pretty museum.
I think kids would also like it.

Thank Yodaki
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

In this modern museum you can see the importance of the olives in Greece through the ages. Not only for cooking and baking but for cleaning and illuminating. Really nicely made...

Thank geogreek75
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