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Cyclades Olive Museum

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Must see in Andros

The museum was really nice. The owner was an excellent guide for the olive . Nice building. Small... read more

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Vassilis D
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Athens, Greece
Wonderful Olive Museum, AMAZING host guide!!!

This was one of our trip highlights. We spent 10 full days on the island of Andros, seeing many of... read more

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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To arrange a visit on a different day and time, please contact the museum. Don't be put off by the name 'museum', this is not a sterile exhibition of dusty artefacts but a carefully restored Cycladic olive mill. The attention to detail in the...more
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| 6 km from Andros town towards Batsi, Pitrofos 84500, Greece
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum was really nice. The owner was an excellent guide for the olive . Nice building. Small tour but very interesting with interaction.

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DimitrisChelmis, Owner at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for choosing to visit our museum. We are glad that you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of our trip highlights. We spent 10 full days on the island of Andros, seeing many of the museums, doing hikes, etc. One of our highlights by far was this olive museum. Not only was it set up wonderfully, with a true...More

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DimitrisChelmis, Ιδιοκτήτης at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

You give me courage to continue my effort to offer a different experience to our visitors. The reconstruction of the more than 400 years old stone building was a trip to traditional life and architecture of an agricultural Cycladic village like Pitrofos of Andros. Thank...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The museum accurately captures how olive oil was historically made. We learned a lot and enjoyed the owner's passion for what he created and shared with visitors.

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DimitrisChelmis, Owner at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much. Our purpose is to offer knowledge in a pleasant and friendly way to our visitors in order to remember their visit for many years after.

Reviewed 11 October 2018

Don't expect any boring museum visit with a lot of text if you visit the olive museum of Dimitris Chelmis. A charismatic owner, who is (rightly) proud of the complete renovation of the olive mill of his father, guided us in a pleasant way. He...More

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DimitrisChelmis, Owner at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

As a civil engineer i did my best to reconstruct the 400 years old stone building with great respect to tradition. It is our pleasure to learn that we have succes in having a living, interesting, pleasant and unique musuem. Thank you very much.

Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Great little museum. I can only recommend the presentation by the owner as the mill, through his stories, comes back to life.

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DimitrisChelmis, Owner at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

It is great reward for us to hear that we managed to have a "living" musuem. Thank you very much.

Reviewed 10 October 2018

As we were walking across the island from Batsi we arrived at the museum just as a tour was starting. The owner is obviously very knowledgeable and he made it interesting and entertaining as well. A beautiful place of which he is justly very proud.

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DimitrisChelmis, Owner at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

It is our pleasure to welcome hikers on footpath No 9 to our museum. The visit to our museum is an opportunity to relax in an interesting, pleasant and friendly way. I am glad that you felt like this. Thank you a lot.

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

A very interesting museum. Dimitris leads a very interesting tour; knowledgable, enthusiastic and humurous. A lovely insight into the history of the museum and how it was used to produce olive oil. Learnt a lot about olive oil and Dimitri's family history which was very...More

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DimitrisChelmis, Owner at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

The best reward for us is to learn that our visitors found their visit interesting, pleasant and informative. Thank you very much.

Reviewed 15 September 2018

We were a party of four and joined 5 more visitors to the museum on a very thorough and interesting tour into the past. The owner of the place has done an amazing job in restoring a 400 years old olive mill, bringing it to...More

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DimitrisChelmis, Ιδιοκτήτης at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

We are very glad that you found your visit interesting enjoyful and useful. We do our best to offer a unique experience to our visitors. Thank you very much!

Reviewed 6 September 2018

My kids loved working the press! Very authentic experience. The curator was very knowledgeable and has done thorough research on the subject.

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DimitrisChelmis, Ιδιοκτήτης at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

It is my pleasure to involve the visitors of the museum with different ways to the proceedure of the preindustrial olive oil extraction in the museum, together with useful information about olive oil. Thank you very much.

Reviewed 2 September 2018

We have visited the olive museum in Andros during our summer vacation. We were surprised by the wonderful restaurantion of this histrocical site which reveals the past in a unique way. This is an inspiring place restaured by its owner with a true vision. We...More

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DimitrisChelmis, Ιδιοκτήτης at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Our effort is to offer a different museum's experience and we are glad to hear that we have success on this. Thank you very much!

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merylw19
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Response from DimitrisChelmis | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest about our museum. The name Chelmis is not very common on Andros but there are 5 different families in different villages that I know. Who knows? May be we can be distant relatives. I will be glad... More
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