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Azorias Ancient Olive Tree

Kavousi, Crete 72200, Greece
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Wow! Enormous tree!

After a short semi dirt road from Kavousi to the tree we arrive at the tree. It is huge! 14 meter... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
Martine P
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Meppel, The Netherlands
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 17 October 2017
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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.
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Jun 6, 2018
“Wow! Enormous tree!”
Oct 17, 2017
“Fun drive”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Kavousi, Crete 72200, Greece
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

After a short semi dirt road from Kavousi to the tree we arrive at the tree. It is huge! 14 meter in demeter. 3250 years old!

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Reviewed 17 October 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

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Reviewed 22 July 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

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Reviewed 21 July 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

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Reviewed 23 April 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

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Reviewed 1 December 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...

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