Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil
Potamia village at Kymi-Evia island is a beautiful area full of olive trees, so in this place is the home of the Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil.
Olive oil is strongly related to the Greek culture and economy since the ancient times, a very important ingredient is part of Greeks daily lives like no other.
The Museum aims to highlight the culture and technology of the olive and olive production.
In the Museum you can find the first testimonies about the olive in Greece, all about its contribution to the economy from the prehistoric times up to now, its body care uses, its role in nutrition and the mentions of its symbolic dimension in mythology, customs and religion.
The benefits of using olive oil and its nutrition value you will find in a separate unit, a series of long forgotten uses of oil are also revealed by exhibits.
The Museum is devoted to the development of olive oil production, the post Byzantine technology and machinery are presented.