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Cyclades Olive Museum

Pitrofos 84500, Greece
+30 693 273 1776
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Fantastic!

a lovely little museum that's well worth a visit! Dimitris speaks several languages and is very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Krysia R
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Winsford, United Kingdom
Definitely recommend it!

A great place that is worth visiting. The owner has put his heart into recconstructing the mill... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Galina G
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Bulgaria
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To arrange a visit on a different day and time, please contact the museum. Don't be put off by the name 'museum', this is not a sterile exhibition of dusty artefacts but a carefully restored Cycladic olive mill. The attention to detail in the restoration is incredible and this alongside a video presentation and a personal talk by the owner make this a really special and informative experience. It is the best preserved animal powered old olive mill in Andros island. The mill was restored and transformed into museum, in order to offer to every visitor, regardless of age, the option to come close to the underling culture of the valuable product and to get familiar with the old traditional techniques of olive oil production as well. Besides they can see the traditional technics of constructing buildings in Cyclades through the centuries.
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“olive oil” (37 reviews)
“little bit” (4 reviews)
“visit andros” (4 reviews)
Opens in 21 min
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 14:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Pitrofos 84500, Greece
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+30 693 273 1776
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Reviewed 2 days ago

a lovely little museum that's well worth a visit! Dimitris speaks several languages and is very welcoming! we learnt a lot about olive oil, its production, testing and storage. There is no set fee just a suggested donation and its well worth it!

1  Thank Krysia R
DimitrisChelmis, Ιδιοκτήτης at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much. I can speak Greek and English until now... It is great pleasure for me to hear that you found your visit interesting, useful and enjoyable, in a very friendly way.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great place that is worth visiting. The owner has put his heart into recconstructing the mill and you can not miss the passion with which he explains everything during the tour. He is a great man with personal attitude towards each visitor making each...More

1  Thank Galina G
DimitrisChelmis, Ιδιοκτήτης at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

With your review you give us the strength to go on in such way. We really want every visitor of our museum feel like been with old friends, and enjoy the tour through the history of olive oil production, and traditional pre-industrial technology and architecture....More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is really cute museum and worth seeing. You can see how passion can make anything interesting! When we went I did not expect much, but it turned out to be a lovely hour and a half. Dimitri is extremely pleasant and accommodating!!

1  Thank lmr227
DimitrisChelmis, Ιδιοκτήτης at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We behave to our visitors in order to feel friendly and comfortable. We try to make the tour to the olive oil production history, pleasant and useful. Thank you very much.

Reviewed 5 days ago

The owner/renovator/guide, Dmitris is a passionate man who clearly displays his love for his home and the olive mill/museum. He provides a personal tour with a wealth and depth of knowledge that is shared with his visitors. This was one of the most fascinating small...More

1  Thank Snapperseeker
DimitrisChelmis, Ιδιοκτήτης at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

It is great satisfaction for us to hear that our museum was one of the most fascinating small museums that you have ever seen. We do our best to offer an unforgettable experience to our visitors. Thank you very much!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent museum, with owner guide. Welcomes you with treats and olive tasters and proceeds to inform you all about how he restored the mill and the process of olive oil production. A must for anyone interested in the history of the island, olive oil or...More

1  Thank terina2015
DimitrisChelmis, Ιδιοκτήτης at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We try to offer an interesting and different experience to all ages of our museum's visitors. We are glad that we succeed on that. Thank you very much.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Arguably one of the greatest museums I have ever visited. We were welcomed into the museum by the owner Dimitris who gave us olives and homemade biscuits to try. He gave us an informative guided tour (including several "hands-on" bits) - made all the more...More

1  Thank Cole H
DimitrisChelmis, Owner at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much. You give us courage to go on in such way, trying to offer an exceptional experience to our visitors. Hope to see you again on your next trip to Andros.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most well spent hour guided by owner and olive oil enthusiast. Highly recommended. Fantastically rebuild old olive oil mill.

1  Thank Aron M
DimitrisChelmis, Owner at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad to offer information about olive oil production and about traditional agricultural architecture of Andros and Cyclades in a simple and enjoyable way. Thank you!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Dimitris Helmis bought, restored and live in the mill's building with his family. He guided us in a trip into the past, talking about the building, the traditional olive oil production, showing us how the two things are connected. He also explained to us how...More

1  Thank Pietro V
DimitrisChelmis, Ιδιοκτήτης at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am glad that I manage to combine the building's story with the olive oil production in an interesting way. Thank you very much.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a really interesting tour with the fantastic owner Dimitris. We got to learn the process of how olive oil was produced before machines and a fascinating story from the history of the mill. We also got a lot of interesting facts of how...More

1  Thank Niklas S
DimitrisChelmis, Ιδιοκτήτης at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Our effort is to provide our visitors with knowledge about olive oil production and qualities, and give them a glance of the past life, in a simple and friendly way. We are glad that we succeeded on that. Thank you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I spent 2 weeks in Andros. We wanted to do something different and found this musuem in the Internet. We decided to visit and at first my 9 year old son was very dismissive, "an olive museum!" However, once we arrive he...More

Thank Naomi C
DimitrisChelmis, Owner at Cyclades Olive Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We receive your review as the biggest award. It gives us the strength and the courage to go on in such way. We want to offer a different museum experience to our visitors and we are proud when we learn that we had succed on...More

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merylw19
10 May 2015|
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Response from DimitrisChelmis | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest about our museum. The name Chelmis is not very common on Andros but there are 5 different families in different villages that I know. Who knows? May be we can be distant relatives. I will be glad... More
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