The Museum of Olive Oil Production is housed in the premises of the old communal olive oil press of the Municipality of Agia Paraskevi. In the main building the three basic steps of olive oil production, crushing the olives, pressing the pulp and separating the oil from water are shown. The Museum has also a multi-purpose hall for hosting different types of events, a cafe, and a small open-air theatre.
The museum presents the industrial heritage of the island, not only in olive oil production but also in the wider field of technological development, as well as projecting it against its architectural, social and cultural background.
Museum of Olive Oil Production in Lesvos
Agia Paraskevi, Lesvos, 81102 Greece
Telephone (+30) 22530 32300
From March 1st to October 15th
Daily 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (closed on Tuesdays)
From October 16th to February 28th
Daily 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (closed on Tuesdays)
The Museum will be closed on the following holidays:
January 1st, Good Friday (until noon), Easter Sunday, 1st Friday after Easter, May 1st, August 15th, December 25th & 26th
Standard entrance fee: € 3.00
FREE ADMISSION FOR
Over 65 (with identification)
Under 18 (with identification)
Disabled people and a companion.
Holders of the special ICOM and ICOMOS member card, upon its presentation.
Holders of the European Youth Card, upon its presentation.
I never knew that’s how olive oil was produced! This information is really helpful.