Eggares Olive Press

When I left you we had rented a sweet ride and were cruising around the Greek island of Naxos. After a brief stop and a few refreshments (it’s important to stay hydrated when working on your tan!), we had a few hours left on the rental.

On the advice of our well traveled friends (thanks Jay & Sylvie) we headed to the Eggares Olive Press.

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Along the drive we admired the beautiful coastal views.

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And this beautiful building which we assumed was a church.

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After about 30 minutes of driving – when it should have taken a quick 10 – we realized we must have made a wrong turn and headed back down the road.

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Finally, we saw the Olive Press sign, and guess what it was standing in front of…

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All feeling a bit silly, we hurried in before it closed.

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A few historic pieces greeted us, such as this massive olive press.

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But on to the real stuff – the food tasting.

We chowed down on biscuits and lemon olive oil loaf.

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Loading each piece up with olive marmalade, fig jam, and olive pastes.

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Although tiny, the store had every olive based product you could think of! It was an absolute blast and a must-see if you’re in the area.

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