Greek honey originating from fir trees and pine treesHoney serves food, health and energy“, that is what the ancient Greek physician, Hippocrates, used to say back in the ancient times. It has also been found in old Greek poems that the Greeks valued their honey as giving the power of wisdom and eloquence. It is no wonder why the famous classic Greek philosopher Plato loved honey himself. This past greatly contributed to the reputation of Greek honey and until today, it is considered to be one of the finest honeys in the world.

Greece has very rich wild flora and a temperate climate that benefits of long sunshine periods. The climate and geography of the country contribute to the its plant diversity, which counts more than 7,600 different species with over 10% of them only found on Greek territory. This makes Greece’s honey unique in matter of taste and diversity. Many Greek honey types come from various conifers, such as fir trees and pine trees and these usually has a darker colour and a thicker texture. Among them, the fir tree honey coming from the forests of Peloponnese in South Greece has a golden colour and a uniquely creamy texture and fine taste. Other types of honey come from blossoms of aromatic or other plants. Thyme honey is a very good example of honey coming from aromatic plants and one valued much in Greece because of its unique and delicious taste. Thyme honey usually has dark or medium brown colour and clear texture, while blossom honey is usually lighter in colour slightly runnier.

Beekeeping or apiculture, which means the maintenance of honey bee colonies in bee hives by humans, is well developed in Greece and an important part of the country’s agriculture with a long-lasting tradition. Greece has the 7th position in the world’s biggest honey producers giving it one of the top positions.

As a result, Greek honey is a traditional and high-quality product, such as you may know from feta cheese, olive oil or pistachio nuts, and it is exported and appreciated all around the world. You will be able to find genuine Greek honey among other groceries on the Hellas Holiday online shop for Greek products under the category “Food”.