Olive oil mill of G. Skarpalezou

In the Malta settlement of Stavropigiu you will find the Skarpalezou olive mill, which is probably the only traditional olive mill in operation in Greece where the processing of the olive fruit is done with millstones-stones!

It has been operating since the Turkish occupation, since 1765.

There, the first bey of Mani, Tzanetos Koutifaris, extracted his oil wherever the tax collector of the Turks, Mavrikos, came from the Tower of the adjacent hill to collect the “Tithe tax”, weighing the products with the scale that exists even today.

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