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Patounis Soap Factory, Corfu Town

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At Patounis Soap Factory, you'll learn that not all soaps are created equal. In continuous operation since the 19th century, the factory uses traditional production methods to create a line of pure olive soaps. A living reminder that family-run, traditional businesses can survive in the modern world and thrive thanks to exports, the factory still features tools and equipment from the 1890s. In the summer, you can take a free guided tour of the premises to see the production process and learn about this important local industry. Check the website for more info and opening hours. Using our international travel planner, Corfu Town attractions like Patounis Soap Factory can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It is a SOAP factory near the Piazza San Rocco patens. Thanks for visited and went directly do not book specifically, but the factory, manufacturing processes as well as explained. On the way home gave mini SOAP of olive oil. So you can buy some SOAP purchased one as a souvenir.
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  • If you visit Corfu Town, you cannot miss the Patounis Soap Factory. Take the time to assist to the guided visit, it is really worth it. This is a unique historical soap workshop still working traditio...  more »
  • Don't miss this fantastic little museum if you are in Corfu town. Mr patounis gave us a really interesting insight into his family business making soap the same way across 5 generations since 1850. We...  more »
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  • Wonderful living museum to traditional soap making...........Don't miss this fantastic little museum if you are in Corfu town. Mr patounis gave us a really interesting insight into his family business making soap the same way across 5 generations since 1850. We tagged onto a talk that had begun 5 mins previously and were immediately welcomed. A slice of industrial heritage and it is brilliant that it's history and equipment is preserved whilst continuing to produce the product. I never appreciated what goes into making high quality handmade soap ....that it needs weeks in the cauldron and then months to cure
  • Unique product worldwide, unique place to visit, you really get inside the time capsule when you get in there... going back to the 1800s when the soap factory started production.
  • Small factory with plenty of regular soap in wooden boxes. Nothing impresive.
  • The best factory in Corfu. It is a gem from the past. Definitely visit it and buy the traditional soaps!
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