The olive tree is an inextricable part of 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 housed in a renovated olive press building under 8 kilometers from Chora.
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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 have the opportunity to learn about the history of the olive tree, olive press techniques, soap making, and other uses of olive oil and its by-products.
A shop and a cafe are also parts of the premises.
The entrance to the Museum is free and guided tours are provided. It is open from the 1st of April to the 6th of October, from 10:00 to 18:00.
The Olive Press Museum is located in Egares village.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked 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 booking your taxi online.
Car rental: Τhere's the option of renting a car and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a rental car allows visitors to discover Egares Olive Press Museum and many other places of interest at their own pace.
Public transfers: The central bus station of the island is located at the port of Naxos. There are buses from Chora to Egares during the day. Line 5 reaches Egares. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here. Tip: Since buses don’t always stop at every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination in advance.