Fabbrica

A Historical Monument

FABBRICA

The Olive Museum

Fabbrica Olive Museum is located at Syvros, a picturesque village in south Lefkada.

The museum is housed in the building of the olive oil factory belonging to Tsarlambas family, one of the biggest and oldest families of the island.

The building was declared a historic monument by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in 1997. It is part of an architectural complex covering 1.200 square meters and comprising houses, horse stables, olive oil warehouse, old wood oven in a field of 8.000 square meter in the middle of the village.

The old olive oil factory was build in the early 1800’s by the ancestors of the current owner and was in operation untill the mid of the 70’s.

Several techniques of extracting olive oil were used in this place.

In the beginning it was horse powered, then by a diesel engine and finally by electric motor.

The old olive oil factory was restored and transformed into museum in order to offer to its visitor the option to come close to the underlying culture of the valuable olive oil product and to get acquainted with the old traditional techniques of its production as well.

FABBRICA

Taste & Experience

Visitors can sample in the tasting area, according to a special tasting ritual which reveals the secret of good olive oil.

Now it is open to the public as a visiting place where one can also buy high quality local products and souvenirs.

The museum with its equipment is an excellent example of

a) Agricultural tradition

b) Preindustrial technology and

c) Architectural tradition

Nature is something which needs a lot of respect.

Yuri Fedotov

Visit Us

OPENING HOURS

MAY

DAILY FROM 10:00 TO 15:00

JUNE

DAILY FROM 10:00 TO 17:00

JULY – AUGUST – SEPTEMBER

DAILY FROM 10:00 TO 21:00

1-15 OCTOBER

DAILY FROM 10:00 TO 15:00

You can also visit from 15th of October to 30th of April upon request.

Free entrance for children under 16 years old.