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“A bit of a drive from Molyvos but really interesting.”

Ranked #18 of 79 things to do in Lesbos
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Owner description: The Olive Press Museum of Archipelagos Society was one of the first steam-powered factories on Lesvos Island and in the Aegean which operated continuously until the early 1970s, when it closed down and surrendered to the decay of time. In 1999, this industrial monument of unique architectural value came into the possession of the Archipelagos Society (a non -profit organization dedicated to the protection and cultural development of the Aegean) which undertook the work of restoration that lasted from 2006 to 2009. At the same time the historical equipment of the factory was also restored and put into operation, granting the visitor an accurate picture of traditional olive-oil production. If someone is visiting Lesvos Island will soon understand that olives trees, olive oil and olive industry is the core of development of the island and that the tradition goes back centuries. No visitor of the island should miss it!!!
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“A bit of a drive from Molyvos but really interesting.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

We had the place to ourselves most of the time which felt a little strange but the explanation signs were very good and we learned so much. A lovely setting. Just a pity it isn't used anymore, and amazing that they didn't have any samples of local olive oil to taste and/or buy!

Visited October 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2012

Lesvos island is a big island, so if you're near (near Gera for exemple) this place is a must visit place. We enjoyed each room and the information was good. Very nice exhhibit of olive oil production details.

Visited October 2012
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“Excellent !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2012

I have no words to describe this unique museum as it really surprised me in every minute of my visit there.
It used to be an olive press before and the most amazing is that it had become ruins before renovation and you can see the pictures before the good work that was made there.
It's a complex of 11 different halls in a circle where you watch the different stages of work made by machine and other equipment.
Listening guide system is provided and the entrance costs 3 euro. Open daily 9am - 9pm.
Lesvos' olive trandition is very old and this museum is a gem for the island !
After Gera you'll find signs to lead you to village Papados.
Nobody must miss a visit there, really !

Visited July 2012
1 Thank erijon
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