The acclaimed director Yannis Smaragdis chose the Olive and Oil Museum in Vatolakkos to shoot scenes of his new film about the Cretan writer Nikos Kazantzakis. It was "its distinctive atmosphere and photogenie" that appealed to him already from his first visit to our Museum. These were his words after…
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Nothing is more characteristic of Crete than the millions of olive trees that grow in valleys and mountainous areas. First olive press in the world was found on the island of Crete around 1600 B.C. Cretans have been cultivating the olive tree and have been using olive oil since 3500 BC during the early Minoan…
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The Olive and Oil Museum is located approximately 15 km southwest of Chania, in the village of Vatolakkos.

 

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