A few words about the olive pressThe olive tree is a symbol of the Mediterranean culture. The olive tree's main product, olive oil, is often used in Mediterranean cuisine. Many other products are made from the olive tree such as soap, body oils, shampoo, and furniture from its wood. Olive oil also plays an important role in the rites of the Greek orthodox church. Hence, the olive tree was very important to the way of life on Naxos and in the Mediterranean region in general. The olive press is commonly known as "liotrivia" in Greek. However, on Naxos, the olive press has two names depending on its location. "Fabrika" or "tri(g)os". There are 90 manual olive presses on Naxos. There are currently no manual olive presses in operation. Many of the structures that contained the manual olive press have been converted into residences. The Lianou Olive Press is located in Eggares just off the main road. It was fully restored by the owner Nikoletta Antoniou Lianou with the help of her husband, Gianni Sp. Protonotarios, who is a civil engineer. The structure containing the olive press is made of stone and has two rooms that measure 100 m2. There is an audio-visual presentation of olive oil production and an exhibition of the numerous products made from the olive tree. Hours vary according to season.The original sign on the olive press dates it to 1884. However, according to the locals, this particular olive press probably began producing olive oil in the early 1800's.Inside the olive press, you can find an exhibition of olive products.