Egares Olive Press Museum in Naxos
The olive tree is an inextricable part of the Greek culture, gastronomy, and history. In Naxos, the production of olive oil and its by-products was a major part of the economy and everyday life, and “liotrivia” (olive press houses) were numerous. The Olive Press Museum is hosted in a renovated olive press building in Eggares village, which is located at the western part of the island, under 8 kilometers from Chora. The original building dates back to the mid 19th century and was operating until 1960, while now it has been fully restored and transfers the visitor to an authentic, traditional era. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about the history of the olive tree, olive press techniques as well as soap making and other uses of olive oil and its by-products.
The Museum has a free entrance as well as provides guided tours and it is open to the audience on a yearly basis from the 1st of April to the 30th of September, from 9:00 to 18:00. For more info, please visit www.olivemuseum.com.