The ancient olive tree in Crete

olive tree vouvon
Photo By OliveMuseumVouves
The impressive olive tree (ελιά) of Vouves is located in Ano Vouves, a village near Chania, Crete. Its age is estimated over 3,000 years old and is the oldest one in Greece and probably one of the oldest trees in the world. 
olive tree of vouves
Photo By oleajuice

This ancient olive tree has huge roots and it is 12.5 meters in perimeter and 4,5 meters in diameter. Near the tree is located the Olive Tree Museum of Vouves with free entrance. A great place to spend sometime and explore the Cretan culture through the beautiful displays. 

museum of vouves
Photo By Olive Tree Museum of Vouves
museum-of vouves
Photo By Tripadvisor

In the museum you can also see the Old Olive Oil Factory. If you travel in Crete we highly recommend visiting this peaceful spot.

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