Olive tree of Vouves: The oldest in the world

Published: September 10, 2019
Municipal Unit of Kissamos, Sights

In the village of Vouves, Kissamos, the famous olive tree of Vouves proudly dominates. It has a perimeter of 12.5 meters, its height reaches 3 meters while its age exceeds 3,000 years.

This olive tree has signed an immortality contract as it remains fruitful even though its trunk is hollow. Olive wood is age-old and has the property of renewing the heartwood. This phenomenon in the olive of Vouves takes place from the outside to the inside.

In 1990 the tree was declared a Monument of Nature and for this reason a stone wall has been built around it. It is also considered a world monument of nature and rightly so is a miracle of Cretan nature causing awe and admiration with what you see.

Thousands of tourists visit it from all over the world to see and admire up close the oldest olive tree in the world.