The honey of Leros and more generally of Greece is exceptional. Greece is the third largest honey-producing country in Europe. Honey in Greece comes mainly from fruit trees. An absolutely wonderful natural and ancestral product for the well-being of the family.
Greece is the third largest honey-producing country in Europe after Spain and Italy. Its geographical position between 3 continents (Europe, Asia and Africa), its wide variety of aromatic and medicinal plants and the sun have been an ideal environment for bees for thousands of years.
Starting in April, Greek beekeepers lay their hives on the steepest slopes of the mountains trying to secure the best microclimate and the best food quantity of bees. Given these difficulties, Greek honey is preferred for its quality, aroma and richflavour.
Honey in Greece comes mainly from fruit trees such as lemon, orange, bigaradier (bitter orange) or thyme and pines. The main producing regions are North Evia, Chalcidic and the islands of Thassos, Skopelos, Zakynthos and Rhodes but local honey can be found throughout Greece.
The only Greek honey in the world is Mainalou Vanilia Fir Honey,a product of Protected Origin Calling. Honey from trees such as chestnut, acacia and eucalyptus are also found. Thyme honey, Erica heath honey and cotton honey are also grown.
The honey from citrus fruits is clear transparent and light-flavoured. Vanilia honey has a blonde color and it never crystallizes (because less sweet). The pine honey highly produced in Greece has a dark color and a more characteristic taste.
Honey preserves all its nutrients and vitamins when it is not heated or diluted in water. It contains calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin B which promotes the absorption of iron in the body. Don’t think crystallized honey is no longer good…
Organic honey is produced in hives by bees from meadows in the wild and not from fields grown intensely with the use of pesticides. No additive material is added, neither in honeynes, honey, or in the diet of working bees (like sugar during their work requiring a lot of carbohydrates). This type of organic honey is produced with difficulty and in small quantities due to the diversity of the country’s geomorphology. Indeed, or find places without crops 3 kms all around the facilities? Okay, several, but only in the mountains.
Or buy Greek honey? A SWEET LEROS in PANDELI between EL GRECO and TZOUMAS with several different types of thyme honey, bruyere honey,
Buying honey. Honey in Greece costs between 8 and 20 Euros per kilo. The most expensive honey is found in the islands that produce little thyme honey but this honey deserves every penny of its price since it is the purest that can be served at the table.