There are displays to show how Cyprus olive oil has long been used in the private home for lighting, and olive wood has been used for furniture and heating. In a special cave visitors will be able to watch olive soap being made. Olive soap has long been popular for its moisturising qualities. A second craft area will show what beautiful objects can be carved in olive wood. Other displays show how the olive harvest has changed over the years from the olives being gathered by hand to the latest combs and tree shakers! There is still the chance to watch the oil making process in the olive oil season which begins in October. The first organic restaurant in Cyprus is also located at Oleastro Olive Park * The House of the Olive- Oleastro is open seven days a week between 09.00 and 6.00 Trake the turning from the Limassol-Paphos highway marked Avdhimou. Anoyira and Pachna. Anoyira is about seven kilometres inland and the route to Oleastro is very clearly signed. Why not visit the Oleastro Olive Mill website directly for more information. The Oleastro Olive Mill a great day out whilst on your Cyprus Holiday. You can also find out more about Cypriot Food and drink here,
Oleastro Olive Mill & Park! Oleastro Olive Park in Anoyira village midway between Paphos and Limassol is great if your are looking for things to do on your Cyprus holiday. Oleastro was the first olive oil museum in Cyprus and is certainly a museum with a difference as it produces its own ecological olive oil made using a combination of ancient and modern techniques that produce an excellent oil. Part of the tradition is that millstones are still used, but no water is used in the process, important due to the scarce nature of water on the island of Cyprus. Olive Oil made at Oleastro olive park has an impressive colour, excellent taste and good smell. The bottling stage of the process is definitely modern as standards meet those required by HACCP. Oleastro has been sensitively developed to really reflect the 60,000 year story of the olive and how the secret of its oil was first discovered by accident when man stepped on a ripe olive. Since then olives and olive oil have become and intrinsic part of the Mediterranean diet as well as gaining a role in health and beauty care and local folklore and traditions. Visitors to Oleastro see how the process of olive oil production has changed over the centuries from olive treading by foot to the use of watermills with millstones turned by donkeys.