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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.
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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.
The Egares Olive Press Museum is located in Egares village.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Naxos transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 22850 25835, 0030 22850 24829 or book your taxi online.
Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car in Naxos with as little as 15 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover the Egares Olive Press Museum and many other places of interest in Naxos at their own pace.
Public transfers: The central bus station of the island is located at the port of Naxos. There are few buses from Chora to Egares. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.
Tip: Since buses don’t always stop in every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.
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