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Museum of the Olive & Greek Olive Oil

TIME : 2016/2/18 18:49:34

This beautifully designed museum initiates you into the mysteries of the olive from its initial appearance in the Mediterranean in 60,000 BC to the present day. Learn about its immense importance in millennia of Greek life. Immerse yourself in olive oil's many uses (cooking, fuel, ritual, perfume-making). Check out the magnificent reconstructions of olive presses in the courtyard, ranging from prehistoric to Byzantine. Finally, marvel at the minute working models (press the button!) that demonstrate changes in pressing technology.