The village of Eggares is on the western part of Naxos Island, at a 7km distance to the north of CHORA (the capital city). There are 150 permanent inhabitants in winter whereas in summer time the number increases to 350. It is a traditional settlement with a very fertile land, mostly filled with fruit-bearing trees.
The olive mill is located in the centre of the village on the central road axis connecting Chora with the seaside settlement of APOLLONAS.
The museum is open from 2 May to 30 Sep, 11:00 am till 6:00 pm
Free entrance & guided tour
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!”
“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.”
“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!”
“4th visit to Eggares Olive Press Museum. Staff are amazingly friendly and informative and their oils are the best.”
“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!”