Museum of Industrial Olive Oil Production in Lesvos

The museum in Agia Paraskevi on the island of Lesvos,a site of the Museum Network of the Cultural Foundation of the Piraeus Bank Group (PIOP), is located in a former communal oil mill, in which both architectural features and the machines have been restored to their original condition. The principal theme of the displays is the changes that the introduction of mechanical power brought to the process of oil-production. The principal phases in oil production, crushing the olives, pressing the olive pulp and separating the oil from water, are clearly explained. The areas where the olive crop was stored before processing are used for displays that illustrate the unusual history of the communal mill and the development of mechanisation across the whole island. The subsidiary role of the mill, for grinding grain to produce flour, is also illustrated.

Museum of Industrial Olive Oil Production in Lesvos
Μουσείο Βιομηχανικής Ελαιουργίας Λέσβου
811 02 Agia Paraskevi
Island of Lesvos
+30 (0) 22530 - 32300

Recommended duration of visit:1 Hours
Duration of a guided tour:30-90 Minutes
Access for persons with disabilities:For details see website
Infrastructure for children:
Gift and book shop on site:yes

March to 15 October:
Wednesday - Monday 10am-6pm

16 October to February:
Wednesday - Monday 10am-5pm

  • Guided tours optional
  • Tours in other languages
  • Guided tours for children