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I have visited Naxos several times over many years and the Eggares Olive Museum is a wonderful addition to the island's attractions. Not only do you learn about olive types, cultivation and uses but you do so in an architecturally beautiful setting as the well...More
My wife and I visited the olive press in Naxos, Greece this past summer and absolutely loved it! First of all, it’s a free tour. Free?! That doesn’t happen anywhere anymore! The staff is multilingual so you can hear Greek, Italian, English, German, French being...More
This year it was far too windy to sit outside having a cup of their excellent coffee. So we revisited the museum, sampled the olive oil, cheese and olives, looked through the well-stocked library, chatted with the ladies, both natural comedians, who remembered us from...More
Interesting little museum of how the olives are pressed and how the oil is used. The ladies running the museum are friendly and very enthusiastic and the olive oil cake was simply delicious. Lot of olive oil products to purchase and the moisturising cream is...More
Really interesting little museum. Free spontaneous tour about how the olives are grown, harvested and pressed, with a small museum of old implements. Lots of sampling of all kinds of things we’d never come across. No pressure to buy. Cafe outside. Lovely time.
We rented a car and drove around the island today expecting the Olive Press Museum to be a highlight.. but it was a little anti-climatic. It's ok. But we could have skipped it and spent more time visiting remote beaches today on Naxos.
Lovely small museum with an old olive millstone and olive oil press. One of the staff gives a short talk on how olives are harvested and the pressing process. It is fascinating to find out how this kitchen staple is made. The cafe is here...More
We rented a car to drive to Eggares and it was completely worth it. The drive from Naxos is breath taking, the museum provides a short and sweet “how to” of olive oil making, and the staff were amazing. We could have stayed and sampled...More