Food & Relaxation
ASGATA OLIVE AND FLOUR MILL MUSEUM
The Asgata Olive and Flour Mill Museum building, which is located in the centre of the community, was originally used, in 1920, as a factory.
There are five halls which guests can visit.
Installed inside the largest hall of the museum is the olive mill with all the machineries and relevant equipment. Inside the engine room is the engine that powered all the machineries using gears and conveyor belts. The flourmill and the tools used during wheat grinding are displayed in a separated hall. Shown in the projection hall are two documentaries on olives and wheat, while at the reception hall one can see various pictures related to the museum and its former function as an olive and flour mill.
At the Museum there are also audio representations which explain how the engine of the olive and flour mill worked.
Free guided 30-minute-long tours are offered both to groups or individual visitors, during which the operation of the olive and flour mill are explained. Tours can also be offered outside working hours upon request which can be arranged over the phone.
Working Days and Hours
Visits outside working hours upon request
Exhibitions are permanent
In 1945-46 the villagers worked voluntarily and using government funding they constructed the irrigation system in “Chartzi”, that is a network of channels which irrigated a large part of the fields during the spring and winter months, when there was river flow. The irrigation system covered an expanse of 400 square kilometres.
The system channeling river water towards the network using a large spigot which would open and close the irrigation system’s gates is still preserved. Up until today, this part of the river is called “steering wheel”, after the spigot existing in the area.
In Asgata there are beautiful trails and rural roads where one can take a walk or go for a bicycle ride and enjoy nature. An interesting route is the one through the canyon of the Asgata River starting from the location called “Potamia” and terminating at the location “Chartzin”. While walking along this route one will pass by some points of interest such as the “kourvellorotsos”, the waterfall formed by the Marsineri River at the old church area, the “kokkinokremos” and the old bridge. Another beautiful route is the one starting at the downhill road leading to Asgata, at the location “Stavri”. To enjoy this route one can take the earthen road towards “Teratsotos”, which leads to the highest point offering hikers the opportunity to admire a panoramic view of the sea all the way from Zygi to Limassol.