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
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, 10.00-18.30. Closed on: Christmas Day, New
Year’s Day, and Easter Sunday (Orthodox Easter).
Adults: € 3.00
Children: € 2.00
Children up to 2: free of charge
Groups (at least 12): € 2.00
Pony Rides: € 3.00
Have the experience of feeding the camel!
Camel Food: € 1.00
Visit the park, come back for free any day for the rest of your life. Just show your ticket at the entrance.