Olive Park

 

Ideally situated half way between Pafos and Limassol, gazing the pick of Troodos mountain to the north and overlooking the Episkopi bay to the south, the Olive Park – ‘Oleastro’ is 3 km past the picturesque village of Anogyra, famous for its unspoiled traditional character. Standing alone on the hill of ‘Mosfilovounos’, amidst the olive trees in the organic olive grove Oleastro, the building is in full harmony with its environment. Its stonewalls, wooden balconies and tiled roofs transport visitors to a village of yesteryear.

The Olive Park – ‘Oleastro’ is unique as its representations feature various aspects of the 60,000 years of the civilization of the olive. These include various extraction methods (from pressing olives with one’s feet –like pressing grapes- to the latest sate-of-the-art ecological pressing method), various farming activities related to the olive tree (such as harvesting, (organic) cultivation, ploughing etc.), professions related to the olive (e.g. the soap maker, woodwork with the olive tree, the olive oil seller), excavations (e.g. at Kouklia), the role of the olive and olive oil in the Cyprus house and the Mediterranean diet, customs, traditions, history, mythology and much more. Some of these are activated with just the press of a button. All exhibits are accompanied by selected brief, interesting and educating texts in three languages (Greek, English, German ana French).

 

 

For our younger friends, there is a playground, an artists’ corner, pony rides and the park animals. An olive museum, an organic café/ restaurant with traditional home-made meals –mainly my grandma’s recipes- (Sunday buffet – on weekdays à la carte using mainly organic products), a gift shop specializing in olive products, a visitors’ center with a film on the story of olive oil (in Greek, English, German, French and Russian), and a state-of-the-art ecological olive mill (where people can watch the actual olive oil extraction between mid-October and February) complete the Olive Park.

 

 

A visit to the Olive Park – ‘ Oleastro’ is fun for the entire family giving visitors the opportunity to find out all there is to know about olives.

Restaurant

 

At the Olive Park ‘Oleastro’ Restaurant, we focus both on our visitors’ gastronomic satisfaction as well as their health. The Mediterranean Diet is the healthiest in the world, and we prepare the dishes with love and care. Using daily fresh organic products, we have recreated grandma’s forgotten recipes.

On weekdays we offer light bites and à la carte meals, whereas on Sundays we offer a full buffet with a large assortment of starters, hot dishes (options also for vegetarian) as well as sweets and fresh fruit.

Open: 7 days a week, 10.00-19.00. Closed on: Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Easter Sunday (Orthodox Easter).

Tickets
Day Tickets
Adults: € 3.00
Children: € 2.00
Children up to 2: free of charge
Groups (at least 12): € 2.00
Pony Rides: € 3.50

Visit the park on any day, keep the entrance tickets and come back for free any Sunday. Your entrance tickets are used against your Sunday buffet bill.

For reservations: 99525093, 99565758



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