Why Greek honey...

Greece is a country with unique characteristics regarding the layout of its terrain as well as plant biodiversity.

We even employ fishing boats to transport both modern and traditional reed hives.

Within only a few kilometers, one can find coastal, plain, hilly, mountainous and alpine areas. As a result of this geographic variety, Greece is characterized by climate diversity and by the regional microclimates, even between areas in close proximity to one another, as well as by 430 biotopes (CORINE Biotopes Database).

On the world map, Greece is located near the union of three continents, thereby making the transfer of seeds and plants quite easy (movements of migratory birds, animals, goods and people) in the absence of large obstacles (an ocean, for example). However, there are certain geographically isolated areas in Greece, such as some Aegean islands.

As a result of the factors mentioned above as well as of the bright Greek sunlight, the countrys plant life is characterized by a rich biodiversity (6308 species and subspecies, Flora Hellenica) with respect to the area of the country. Of all the plant species, 936 ("Chloris"-, 1997) are native, and are not self-sown anywhere else in the world. Of all plants in Greece, 15% are native, an overwhelmingly large percentage!

Getting ready to transport.

It is easy to understand that Greek honey is the cooperative product of the bees with one of the riches floras in the world, comprised of many aromatic-pharmaceutical plants and herbs. The DOC Menalo Fir honey (Vanilla) and the Pine Honey, produced by the "Marhalina Hellenica" insect solely in Greece and the Turkish coast, as its name denotes, are both characteristic examples of Greek honey. Honey from Labietae species, with well-known expectorant and cooling activity, and Honey from Erica multipolyflora (thanks to its varied origins) are known for their beneficial effects on human health.

The plant biodiversity found in Greece, however, hides two important points:

After reading the presentation above, we hope that you can now clearly answer our initial question: "Why Greek honey?"