Olive-press Museum of Archipelagos Society

Olive-press Museum of Archipelagos Society

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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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Paul H
Boca Raton, FL90 contributions
Feb 2019
This amazing museum has been fully restored to it's original condition. Walking through the museum gives you a full understanding of the entire process in making olive oil. There is a small store where you can purchase award winning oils from Lesbos as well as a small tasting area, The staff are extremely helpful and have a wealth of information about the production of olive oil. This is a must see attraction on this beautiful island.
Written 1 December 2019
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Addy L
Sloten, The Netherlands31 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
It really is a nicely restored olive factory and museum. The audio tour is very detailed, maybe too detailed for my taste. But you should really visit this one
Written 24 November 2018
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Catrin N
Exeter, UK3 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
The olive press museum is beautifully presented. We were pleasantly surprised by the entrance charge of 3€ per person, our 2 year old daughter was free of charge. We hired an audio set for 1€, which talked us through the exhibition, room by room. The lovely lady, Elainy (not sure how to spell that, sorry!) who was working that day, gave us an olive oil tasting, which was fantastic. There is a small coffee shop, where we had coffees and cold drinks. The gift shop gives you the opportunity to buy olive oil, soaps, postcards etc. We were shocked to have the whole place to ourselves, mainly due to the lack of tourists. Come on people, you’re missing out on a wonderful experience and a very beautiful part of the island, the ouzo museum is not far down the road,combine the two museums and you won’t be disappointed!
Written 13 July 2018
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GregoryB
Stoke-on-Trent, UK327 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
We followed the signs and thought we might get stuck down a couple of very narrow lanes so parked on a piece of land next to the church on the main road. We could have gotten to the museum in the car if we had been a little braver and there is plenty of parking there. The building has been renovated to a very high standard and the member of staff on duty was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. They offer commentary in various languages on the hand held machines for a very small charge and it leads you through the museum with explanations of the processes involved, details of the machinery (some of which is from the UK). It's peaceful, cool, informative and unhurried. A great place to visit.
Written 13 November 2016
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KristofferI
22 contributions
Jun 2016 • Solo
This was an interesting view. Lots of information on how Olive-presses where run in the old times. In Papados there is a problem parking close to this museum.
Written 27 June 2016
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Samivo
Athens, Greece8 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
Worth to visit, nice history of making olive oil. Well explained procedures, wide collection of equipments. The opening hours isn't the one shown on internet, better to give them a call before your visit
Written 15 May 2016
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Angie
Glyfada, Greece27 contributions
Apr 2016
A wonderful place where you can learn a lot about the production of olive oil.
The restoration is very good done with a lot of original pieces.
Written 9 April 2016
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Jenny P
Redditch, England, United Kingdom55 contributions
Sep 2015
The museum is very well set out with clear and concise explanations, beautiful buildings and pretty surroundings
Written 28 September 2015
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marios kotzampourounis
Mytilene, Greece269 contributions
Nov 2014
A museum that shows the traditional way of making olive-oil and fabricating it..
A well preserved place with a lot of history.
Written 15 September 2015
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IreneSuffolk
Suffolk72 contributions
Jun 2015 • Friends
This has only been opened for about 5 years and is set out very well. The staff are very well informed and enthusiastic. We ended up with a much clearer idea of the whole process which was useful since we had seen thousands of olive trees during the course of our stay on Lesbos.
Written 19 August 2015
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