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Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil

129 Othonos Amalias Street, Sparta, Sparta Municipality 231 00, Greece
+30 2731 089315
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The Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, in Sparta (Peloponnese), transports you to the culture, history and technology of the olive and olive oil production in the Greek realm, from prehistoric times to the early 20th century. The Museum's objective is to highlight the ineffable relation of the olive with the identity of our country and, more generally, the Mediterranean basin. The olive and olive oil are presented here from different optical angles: the economy, nutrition and the olive's uses, religious worship, art and technology. The Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil offers you the opportunity to see the very first testimonies about the presence of the olive tree and the production of olive oil in Greece: Rare fossilized olive leaves, 50,000-60,000 years old, from the island of Santorini, the oldest findings offering proof of the presence of the olive tree en Greece Linear B Tablets of the 14th century BC (exact replicas), with the first written testimonies about the olive and olive oil.
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129 Othonos Amalias Street, Sparta, Sparta Municipality 231 00, Greece
+30 2731 089315
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting and well-done museum highlighting the importance and history of the mighty olive. Stopped by on a whim, and ended up staying for two hours. Hats off to the people who made this little gem happen.

Thank 9Elfer
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Excellent small museum giving a fascinating history of olive oil production & its importance to 3 millennium of Greek culture. Only 3 euros entry, worth every penny - we spent 90 minutes there.

Thank susankitson
Reviewed 5 January 2018

It was really interesting, although there was so much information that you can not take in everything.

Thank Ulf S
Reviewed 8 December 2017

I'm not hugely interested in Olive Oil production but my partner wanted to go. But I was not bored; the museum is quite small but there is enough to see.

Thank WazzaM60
Reviewed 29 October 2017

A short walk to this interesting well build Museum on the edge of Sparta, with lots of interesting facts about what else but the humble olive. The tree and olives have many uses.

Thank greg_and_sue
Reviewed 13 October 2017

For many years we have avoided this museum. Much as we enjoy our olives and olive oil, surely a museum dedicated to the subject is going to be a bit boring? NOT SO. A fascinating, informative and beautifully displayed collection with all sorts of ancient...More

Thank ThomBorth
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

I visit this museum and i feel happy! Its realy nice to go there and very important to know wvwrithing about olivea and olive oil!

1  Thank alessandrabof
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Not sure I would drive to Sparta just to see it, but do not miss if you are in the area. Very interesting overview of the part that the olive culture played in Greek history and economy.

1  Thank Voyageurs58
Reviewed 15 September 2017

After driving through Sparta, signage is helpful in locating the museum, located on a back street. Very modern and well maintained, the exhibits are sequenced and the descriptions of the exhibits )(In both Greek and English) are wonderfully informative and compelling. There's even a hands-on...More

1  Thank Mark P
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We went to this museum to have a nice afternoon break in Sparta. The museum itself is nicely organised with lot of histories around the olives and the oil. The machines to press the olives are shown in every possible format even in their actual...More

Thank PaoloLong
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david r
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Response from Yahaloma | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, find it on the net and see the openning hours.