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Cyclades Olive Museum, Pitrofos

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Cyclades Olive Museum occupies a carefully restored olive mill boasting an impressive history dating back to the early 19th century. One of the best-preserved examples of an animal-powered olive mill in the country, this facility offers a look into an important local industry, which influenced practically every sphere of daily life for centuries. The building itself represent a fine example of Cycladic architecture, with the ground floor dedicated to the museum. Inside it, you can watch an informative video and listen to a talk about the pre-industrial type of oil production, which was usually performed by local families. For up-to-date visiting days and hours please check the museum’s website: www.musioelias.gr/en/node/25 Use our Andros tour planner to visit Cyclades Olive Museum on your trip to Andros, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This was by far the most memorable experience of our Andros trip. Dimitris was a perfect host and both entertained and educated us. The fact that the olive musuem sits in an actual olive mill made for...  more »
  • Anyone who visits Andros absolutely must go to this wonderful museum. The road signs are very easy to follow and when you arrive you are met by the owner Dimitris Chelmis who welcomes you with lemon v...  more »
  • Descendant from Andros family tells very interesting story about the history of this specific mill and olive oil production in general. Afterwards you know everything about a family history, and how t...  more »
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  • Dimitris is a fascinating man with a beautiful life story he is very willing to share. His work in restoring this mill to its past glory has provided future generations with a gem to be proud of. Go there, meet him and hear his tale. You'll also learn which olive oil to buy and which to turn away from. Entrance is free however you will without a doubt want to leave a small tip at the end as a token of appreciation.
  • Wonderful place, an old restored olive factory. A lot of history and interesting facts about Greek olive oil. The guide speaks great English. A recommended visit if you want some cultural activity on Andros
  • A lot of work on the part of the owner to revive this place. The result is a very comprehensive Museum because really in condition to make olive oil (the proof by image with band sound and film). The tour of the facility is very well punctuated by the guide, our host in person! Short go for it absolutely, generous welcome and... free rate and more!
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  • Nice tour through the history of olive oil production-as this is done in the traditional way, in a place that has personal care and custody.
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