Millenary Olive trees of Luras
Considered among the oldest trees in the world with its 4000 years
Among the oldest in the world, experts estimate its age at between 3000 and 4000 years. The “Great Patriarch” is considered the oldest Millenary Olive tree in Europe.
In 1991 it was declared Natural Monument and included in the Ministerial Decree for the Region of Sardinia among the 20 secular trees.
It is located in the locality of Karana, near Lake Liscia, not far from the Church of Santu Baltolu.
This site is one of the favorite destinations for tourists who over the decades have made the majesty of the wild olive known throughout the world.
S’Ozzastru, is the typical name given by the inhabitants of Luras themselves. The wild olive tree was born from seed, today it measures 14 meters in height, 18 meters and 60 centimeters of circumference of the trunk at the base, 11 meters and 16 centimeters of circumference of the trunk at breast height and the foliage covers 600 square meters of surface.
From the gnarled heart of the trunk spring several long emerged roots, which secure the green giant firmly to the ground. The irregular foliage laps the ground on one side and rises on the other, as if looking at the wonderful panorama of Lake Liscia.
A second olive tree, over 2000 years old, measures 8 meters high, 1315 centimeters at the collar, 820 centimeters of the trunk at breast height. Closing the group of centenarians is another plant over 5 centuries old.
Choose between different routes, you can visit the Millenary Olive Tree, sail on Lake Liscia aboard the Pollux Boat and travel on the Trenino Verde.
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Taste the typical local products of our territory.
Fresh cheese and cream of pecorino, goat cheese, sausage, bacon, bacon cheek and ham, olives, and bread…all laid and offered on our chestnut cutting board to enhance even more the scents.
Immersed in uncontaminated nature.
A journey through time of 4000 years to discover the Millenary Olive trees of Luras, you can also navigate the waters of Lake Liscia aboard the Pollux Boat and you can also travel comfortably in the carriage of the Trenino Verde retracing the old railway route Palau-Tempio.
The olive trees are majestic, they deserve the trip. The staff of the center is friendly and prepared. Recommended for everyone.
When you are dealing with a millennial organism, the feeling of admiration is great. It must be seen and tasted.
Unthinkable, unimaginable that those oleasters have lived for millennia and will still be there for more millennia and finally that man has taken to heart their existence.
Nice place. We wanted to spend a couple of hours in nature with our daughter. We saw the olive trees, there is a nice view of the Liscia Dam. There are also tables to sit and eat if one brought lunch, or just admire the scenery. Unfortunately for us, it started to rain. I greatly recommend this trip.
Isolated and quiet place to disconnect for a moment from the crowds of beaches and villages. Entrance fee. The place may not be impressive, but it is difficult to remain indifferent to the majesty of these ancient trees. The area includes a picnic area with bathrooms and a terrace overlooking the lake.
If you love nature, you can’t miss the power of this place.
The site of the Millenary Olive tree is open from April 1 until November 2 from 10:00 onwards. Guided tours are held daily from 10:30 am until 7:00 pm.
On Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays there is a combined tour with the Liscia Lake Boat Tour.
On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday is available the combination with the tour with the Lake Liscia Boat Tour and the trip on the Trenino Verde on the route Palau-Tempio.
For more information you can call from Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00 at 3393668478
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