Cyclades Olive Museum - Andros: The place to warm the water. Cyclades Olive Museum - Andros: The place to warm the water.

The owner or one who worked the olive press on behalf of the owner was the «vidiatoras» or «vidatoras» or «liotriviaris» (Gavrio). 

Before commencing the operation of the olive press should be hot water. So the first thing we did was to «put hot water», to light the caldron. 

To «draw» One olive series win. Say how many had Kafkis olives knew and vidiatoras to calculate the time and arrange the order in the next few days, do not fall all the work furled. Each screw has its customers. This does not exclude others come from other villages. The customer was not once but many times, because the gathering of olives last few months, after collecting only fall when the soil. Put olives and 5 times and 7 times in the good oils. There were women who constantly collecting. It was «housewives» going «mazochtres» because they were olives. Came and gathered to take the oil home. The large landlord in Pitrofo the Baotardis, put women, and said in vidatora «put in Mrs. Marigo both oil» as payment for the masses. Payment in oil for this work was 2% of production. Every landlord collected after the olives, go to the roof of the house or on floors. Wait until the quantity is sufficient, Kafkis 20-25, to go to the screw. There were people who left the olives and 10 days «loss» in the threshing floor or epiane mold and the olive tree. 60 Kafkis olives was a «vada» Olives. 

When the customer brought olives to put the screw to hold when empty as its predecessor. The hold is a space made of stone slabs, open top. Fit a fairly large quantity of olives. In testimony coffee fit hold about 20 Kafkis but there were more of a hold in the volume oto olive press and reached more than 86 Kafkis. 

Holds were around the plate to be easy to get the olives and throw them in (vol. There were usually 2-3 on corners or in a place that would not prevent the animal to turn the vaccine. Apart from the sometimes hold to keep the sandbags. From the hold to go back to using the vaccine nteneke. 

The olive press for the need to work vidatoras and 2 people. It may take others, depending on the quantity of olives were. The customer had to be grinding to bring these two or three people and make them pay it. He turns to one and two went to the screw. Every landlord brought his son, his brother or any worker. These were previously «loans». This meant that «I had olives, olives and you had done an exchange». One helped the other without money, «today I helped you and you me Assistants tomorrow». 

«I remember that Sunday was three noikokyraioi who worked at the quarry. He makes the olives, which gathered the women throughout the week. Other days will chanan if came the day work. He makes them among their own olives. Others who were not their kind of takes workers ». He worked in the harness were usually worker. The boss will be carrying oil or nucleus. 

In the olive press working or xypolitoi or wore, apparently later, the «rustic shoe». These were made from old car tires to slip and the old years choirope-J. Their use will look to squeeze. 

Before you throw the olives in the other vaccines eplenan and others as the erichnan brought. «Direct to hold instruments. This does not wash but to wash. Should have a special place: It had not. Water we ». Grading was done though, it was done in the collection of on the ground, if «the good landlord». In the screws but with a lot of water when it came to wash the olives in barrels were «Voutes» small drums were perforated, oldest was made wooden iron. 5-6 kilos of olives take less than a Kafkis. Dived, wash and add the olives on the plate washed. Stou Agadaki glymmenous had large logs split in half that was washing. 

However because it was winter when the picker and went to the threshing floor or the roof spreader, it rained and washed themselves.