Old olive mills rare excursion in Rethymno

Old olive oil mills remains

Still visitable in various places in Crete island. Some in ghost villages, some amongst the traditional villages and some in the countryside.

Old olive mill machinery in CreteYes you can enjoy your Greek salad with virgin olive oil in front of the swimming pool of your Cretan villa, but do you know that you can still easily visit it’s places of production?

It seems certain that the olive tree as we know it today had its origin approximately 6,000 -7,000 years ago.

The ancient Greeks used to smear olive oil on their bodies and hair as a matter of grooming and good health.

Remains of the old machinery used to extract the olive oil from the olives are to be found in many areas of Crete island.

Check these properties in the area.


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