A tour of the muse­um expo­si­tions is equiv­a­lent to immers­ing your­self in the cul­ture, his­to­ry and tech­no­log­i­cal fea­tures of the extrac­tion of olive oil on the Greek penin­su­la since the pre­his­toric peri­od. The main aim of the muse­um is to shed light on the inex­tri­ca­ble link between olives, their use­ful oil and the iden­ti­ty of the region from dif­fer­ent angles — in the field of eco­nom­ics, dietary val­ue, reli­gious wor­ship, art and tech­no­log­i­cal accents.

olive press

Here you can get infor­ma­tion about the thou­sand-year his­to­ry of olives and their oils, as well as their mul­ti­fac­eted impor­tance. The out­door exhi­bi­tion area con­tains exhi­bi­tions relat­ed to the cul­ti­va­tion and har­vest­ing of olives, as well as recon­struct­ed olive press­es from the pre­his­toric, Hel­lenis­tic and Byzan­tine eras with demon­stra­tions as part of edu­ca­tion­al pro­grams.

The ground floor focus­es on the evo­lu­tion of olive oil pro­duc­tion tech­nol­o­gy from the post-Byzan­tine era to the first half of the 20th cen­tu­ry. Among the most inter­est­ing exhibits are his­tor­i­cal equip­ment with press­es found dur­ing exca­va­tions, as well as large dis­play cas­es that explain the tra­di­tion­al meth­ods of olive oil pro­duc­tion.

plate in the olive museum

Among the many exhibits not to be missed are the 50,000–60,000 year old olive leaf fos­sils from San­tori­ni. Also excit­ing is the col­lec­tion of plates dat­ing back to the 14th cen­tu­ry BC. (exact copies), which pro­vide essen­tial infor­ma­tion about the his­to­ry of olive oil.

At the end of your vis­it, you can receive infor­ma­tion leaflets and maps that will direct you to archae­o­log­i­cal sites where olive oil was pro­duced, as well as clas­sic press­es in the Pelo­pon­nese and the rest of Greece. This will allow you to con­tin­ue your jour­ney along intrigu­ing his­tor­i­cal routes. Many tourists try to bring a bot­tle of fra­grant oil home as a gift to rel­a­tives and friends.

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olive oil museum

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