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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...more
This was my second visit, and just as awed this time as the first! A beautiful museum filled with information and displays. The coffee shop downstairs serves one of the best cappuccinos I had in Sparta.
This is a recently established anthology of the history of the olive, the tree and its importance to Greece. It is privately funded by a Greek bank in a renovated power station. Really beautifully presented with an indoor and external display. It's a must see...More
A modern and interesting museum with lots of explanations in English (and Greek of course) that we and our 6, 13 and 16 year old kids liked. As I ur 13 year old daughter wrote in the guestbook: “I really enjoyed the museum.And I really...More
Lovely, well organised museum.
Interesting approach of the industry of the olive oil and its products throughout the centuries. Staff very polite and helpful. Amazing, well kept garden and outside space. Nice gift shop inside.Definitely, worths a visit!
This new museum is my favourite kind: focussed on one thing which it does well and does not take too long to visit. If you are in the area and are in any way interested in the fascinating, and long, history and technology of olive...More
Excellent visual and informative displays about olives in English and Greek. Lots of natural light and open air displays with movable models. History and geography of cultivation, development of production of oil, and facts about different tree varieties. Digital media with English subtitles.
Really interesting and well-done museum highlighting the importance and history of the mighty olive. Stopped by on a whim, and ended up staying for two hours. Hats off to the people who made this little gem happen.