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Oldest olive tree on Crete

The Monumental Olive Tree of Vouves is the oldest of its kind on the island, and among the top 5... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Heraklion, Greece
Famous olive tree

Decided to make the drive over to the tree to see one of the oldest olive trees in Greece. I... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Alan D
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Museum about olive harvest in Crete and the oldest olive tree of Europe
| Ano Vouves, Vouves, Crete 730 06, Greece
+30 2824 022279
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You may stop there on your way to Anoskeli or Karavitakis wineries.An amazing olive tree. You may get inside if you want!

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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

This oliven tree is very old. We drove her by car. And that was a little museum there. And a branch from this oliven tree was used in the olympic games in 2004.

Thank Veronica H
Reviewed 24 September 2018

The Monumental Olive Tree of Vouves is the oldest of its kind on the island, and among the top 5 oldest in the world - although the official website of the museum of the tree claims it is the oldest in the world. This is...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2018

Decided to make the drive over to the tree to see one of the oldest olive trees in Greece. I believe the tree dates back to 3000BC. Good parking. Nobody but us there at that time. There is a museum next door but didn't go...More

Thank Alan D
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Nice place to visit for an hour or so. Lovely food served in cafe. Not much to see or do but if you have a spare hour worth going to see the really old olive tree and have something to eat and drink.

Thank jojo0715
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Nice place for a short stay (30-60 min), and the staff at the cafe is very friendly and you feel very welcome. We visited with our 2 1/2 year old daughter, and we felt very welcome. The tree is amazing and fun to have seen...More

Thank trip862
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

After consuming daily doses of olive oil, it was very informative to learn more and see the oldest olive tree. A scenic drive and a nice place for a quick visit.

Thank GuiWong
Reviewed 1 June 2018

The Olive Tree Museum of Vouves is located near the Monumental Olive Tree of Vouves in the settlement of Pano Vouves, thus creating a uniform and harmonious ensemble.

Thank eleniharitos69
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Fascinating tree, amazing to think it’s survived that long! Area around the tree is well presented and although the museum is pretty basic, it’s worth a quick stop if you are nearby. There’s a small cafe next to museum, we only had drinks there but...More

Thank David I
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Get a life. It's a tree, an old one that's it. The area as a whole has nothing to do - hence making a big deal out of an old tree! I would not return to this part of Crete

Thank Notlaw008
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