THE BASIL has a special place in the life of DODEKANISOS. Indeed, you will see everywhere, all the windows, in front of all the restaurants, in all the terraces, but never on your plate. While basil grows everywhere, it is not used in local cuisine. It is a decorative plant, which is offered as a gift, to thank someone for their hospitality.

If you are invited somewhere, you will not be next to the plate if you bring no chocolate or flowers, but a basil plant.