We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Fun drive

The tree is exactly as shown on the picture and there's not much besides. But the tree itself is... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2017
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Huge tree, fabulous taverna.

Wasn't expecting much from visiting an ancient tree, but it was a great detour. Adventurous short... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2017
Jenny J
,
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Read all 17 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Next to the important Archaic settlement of ‘’Azorias’’ in Kavousi, with a life-span of more than 3200 years, there is the ancient olive tree that is called ‘’monumental’’. Its branches were used for olive wreaths of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Oct 17, 2017
“Fun drive”
Jul 21, 2017
“Huge tree, fabulous taverna.”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Kavousi, Crete 72200, Greece
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Kavousi
from US$44.80
More Info
from US$99.50
More Info
from US$350.70
More Info
from US$98.20
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (17)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Filter
A TripAdvisor Member
167
Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

The tree is exactly as shown on the picture and there's not much besides. But the tree itself is very impressive and I thought it was very nice that you can just walk up to it. There's no entrance fee or fences or anything so...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 22, 2017

Wasn't expecting much from visiting an ancient tree, but it was a great detour. Adventurous short windy drive from Kavousi town, the tree is huge, with an info board, the view from it is spectacular and the taverna next to it is a must do....More

Thank Jenny J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 21, 2017

I went here because of the tree I am not sure if its the oldest tree in the world like Maria H says but it one of the oldest olive trees in Greece. The highlight was a visit to the little raki house/taverna next to...More

Thank MarkT-B57
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

It's a facinating tree and the info board is interesting. Recommend driving up to it though as otherwise a long walk from the bottom

Thank welshinlondon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

The legendary olive tree in azoria is located 1 km south of the vilage kavousi and very close to the homonymoos archaelogical site in azoria.this tree is the oldest olive tree in the world.. is amazing...

Thank Maria H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 1,530 hotels in Crete
Mochlos Mare Apartments
9 reviews
8.44 km away
Hotel Mochlos
29 reviews
8.46 km away
Aldiana Club Crete
18 reviews
8.85 km away
Istron Bay Hotel
362 reviews
9.85 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Erotokritos
9 reviews
4.36 km away
Taverna Pixida
24 reviews
4.75 km away
Taverna
16 reviews
4.80 km away
Kapilio
91 reviews
5.02 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cretan Thyme
8 reviews
4.44 km away
Evotry
10 reviews
.93 km away
Agriomantra Beach
6 reviews
3.10 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Azorias Ancient Olive Tree staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Attraction_Review
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.
Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor
;