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  • A tribute to tradition and cultural heritage

The Eggares Olive Press Museum, Café & Shop

Experience Greek Olive Oil

Welcome to the Eggares Olive Press, one of Naxos’s oldest remaining olive mills. Recently renovated, the Eggares Olive Press dates back to, at least, the late 1800s when it pressed locally-grown olives for the village community.

The olive press has been in Lianos family (the owners) for at least five generations and recently restored by the well known civil engineer Yiannis Protonotarios who also undertook the renovation of the surrounding property.

Olive press museum
DATES BACK TO 1884 IN EGGARES VILLAGE, NAXOS

Today, the original stone built structure has been elegantly refurbished to evoke a sense of tradition updated in a contemporary white Cycladic design.

The Olive Press exhibition area features original production materials once used at the site. Here, visitors can enjoy a free tour and brief presentation of how olive oil was produced at that time.

Adjoining the exhibition space is the olive shop “nook” where olive tastings take place and where a variety of products made with olive oil are available for souvenirs. After the free tour, “the olive nook” is where guests may enjoy a delightful complimentary sample tasting featuring a variety of infused olive oils and other olive-ingredient based snacks, such as Mama’s famously delicious olive bread, cake, cookies and more!

The outdoor patio is a soothing place to sit back and relax or to enjoy a snack.

Have a seat and indulge in the natural habitat of Eggares, the village of Naxos known for its verdant fertile landscape, before continuing your exploration of the island…

We look forward to welcoming you!

Testimonials

What visitors say about us

“Small hidden olive museum with character and small informative tour. Different olive oil, cake and other tastings (free)! Must do while in Naxos!”

  nadia l San Francisco, California

“Cute museum, super helpful staff that show their passion throughout. Loads of tasters at the end and we stayed longer to have some delicious coffee accompanied by diary free olive oil cake! Great stop if you’re driving through the small towns in Naxos.”

  christinajtheo London, UK

“You can learn about how olives were produced a long time ago. There are many products made from olives. The olive tasting is scrumptious. You have to try it! I love the olive jam! They have infused olive oil, jams, lotions, cookies, and more! We enjoyed visiting and taking home some goodies!”

  TravelBuddy72 Hermosa Beach, CA

“4th visit to Eggares Olive Press Museum. Staff are amazingly friendly and informative and their oils are the best.”

  JanaLot Hobart, Australia

“We were amazed by the introduction to olive pressing process and the lovely view from the tiny sitting outside. The place is full of history. We took some olive oil with oregano and olive paste back home. The sweet olive are awesome, not to be missed out!”

  Saif1979 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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