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Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil

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Address: 129 Othonos Amalias Street, Sparta 231 00, Greece
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In the Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, unique of its kind in...

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.

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This was a few kilometers off our route but since we had been driving through olive country for a while and seen indications of harvesting that we were curious about, it seemed a... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2014
Larry B
Prince George, Canada
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Prince George, Canada
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Reviewed 17 October 2014

This was a few kilometers off our route but since we had been driving through olive country for a while and seen indications of harvesting that we were curious about, it seemed a good idea. It was. If you have the time to detour to Sparta or if it's on your route, take an hour or so to prowl through... More 

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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 13 October 2014

This is a great museum. I recommend it for anyone visiting Mystras. It is in a very new building with excellent displays and stories of olive history and olive oil production and history.

Thank 22Bogart22
Renkum, the Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2014

If you are interested in everything on olives: go to this museum. Botanics, history, culture, production, really everything is found in this well designed and logic museum! Highly recommended.

Thank Klaas S
Hereford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2014

Very comprehensive and well displayed information on the history of olives and olive oil. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 8 October 2014

Beautiful museum with a lot of information about the olive and olive oil and it's importance. A lot of pretty things to see, and it's worth going there. I don't even like olives, and i found this interesting! Wish they had more souvenirs at the museum shop though. Free entrance for students!

Thank HarvestRosie
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Reviewed 21 September 2014 via mobile

Clean and well thought little museum. Very small gift shop and a little coffee bar. I enjoyed the museum; my daughter not so much.

Thank 203ab
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Reviewed 20 September 2014

You really have to be interested in Greek industry and traditions to visit this place. As a museum, it's small, but quite nice. The shop is where it falls short; there are some souvernirs for sale, but the fact that an olive oil museum has no olive oil to sell is a bit weak. The guide did point me to... More 

Thank Petter U
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 18 September 2014

On SW side of Sparti is a great museum built into an old power plant but with a modern addition. It is about the olive oil industry, political, social, economic and gastronomical. Very well done, Greek, German, and English information, as well as small gift shop with best olive oil options I have seen anywhere. Allow a couple hours.

Thank Carol Ann M
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 29 August 2014

This museum gives you the best and the simple explanations about the Olive Oil factory through the years. It is very well presented and it is giving all you need to know about olives and olive's oil.

Thank Yahaloma
Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

We arrived at noon from Pylos at the Museum. There is a nearby parking spot for guests of the Museum which we appreciated a lot. Upon entering, we felt the airconditioning and took our time in exploring the history of the Olive. There is plenty of facts and if you are curious enough, you can go through all of them.... More 

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