Honey is considered one of the most valuable, nutritious and healthiest foods. Having it in our daily diet gives us vitality and contributes to a healthier and longer life. Hippocrates, the father of medicine as well as other important people of the past suggested honey as a medical treatment for various purposes.
This is a view widely expanded around the world and scientifically verified.
Greece has a long tradition in apiculture and has more beehives per acre than any other country in Europe. Greek honey is very distinctive and is considered to be some of the finest honey in the world. This is largely due to the rich variety of Greek flora and unlimited summer sun as well as the minor human intervention to nature.
The biodiversity of the Greek countryside means that there are multiple types of Greek honey, each with its own particular properties and flavors.
We travelled to Kythnos, a small traditional island of Cyclades at Aegean Sea. It is known for its warm mineral springs working as natural spas and its rich land. Kythnos has been considered by some people a “blessed” place, because since the ancient years the inhabitants of the island were known not only about taking care of their land, but also about their legitimacy and their love to arts and culture.
The nature in Kythnos gives one of the best honeys in the world, authentic thyme honey, since there is no other type of flora which intervenes in apiculture. Consequently, the island provides an excellent environment for organic honey production.
We found the treasure of honey in Kythnos. Certified organic, original thyme honey, produced by the most well taken care beehives by people who work with patience and love.
This organic thyme honey collects all the aromas and the flavors between the land and the sea of Kythnos, packed in a jar under all safety and hygiene contemporary needs.
We offer it in a packaging that this product deserves: top quality glass jar, hand-labelled with graphics which narrate its story and a lot of care and love up to the last detail.
“Stories of Greek Origins” Organic Thyme Honey from Kythnos Cyclades, is a distinguished honey with exceptional aroma and flavor , vivid golden color and taste of the highest quality. It is surely an ultra premium, special gift of nature.
Discover the story….enjoy the taste experience…
Apiculture, the art of bee keeping took place for the first time in early prehistoric times in Greece. The myth tells us that Nectar was the food of the Gods in Olympus and that Zeus was raised on honey.
Honey was the first sweetener used by the Greeks in their diet, and, along with olive and grape formed the beginning of Greek gastronomy.
The importance of honey for the humans is praised from Homer, Dioscuridis, Plato, Aristotle, Democritus and others who viewed honey as a mean to prolong life and give energy.
In ancient Greece, the bee, as well as its products, found itself in high place in the estimate of the people and the men in power. Honey has been valued by the Greeks since ancient times, both as a food and medicinal source and possessed an individual place as a natural and healthy product. Moreover, it played an important role in cookery as a basic ingredient. Centuries later, apiculture passed to Romans and then to the rest of the world, consisting one important nutritional source for the mankind.
Today, there is scientific support for the good properties of honey which confirm the findings of our ancestors.
Honey contains a large amount of different vitamins, minerals and other useful nutrients as well as amino acids which are the building blocks for protein and muscle. It also contains probiotics which are necessary by the body to help digest food. It is a good source of potassium , a very important mineral to help prevent heart disease.
It has antiseptic properties, it is a very good treatment for coughs and sore throat and helps skin rejuvenation and wrinkle prevention. It has been found to be beneficial for those suffering from: anemia, asthma, fatigue and exhaustion, hay fever, headaches, insect bites, insomnia and stress.
Finally, it is a great substitute for sugar, since its complex carbohydrates delay the release of energy over a longer period of time.
Honey, is primarily composed of fructose, glucose and water. It is an organic, natural sweetener, easy on the stomach with indefinite shelf-life.
Kythnos is a small island on the west part of Cyclades complex. Its natural beauties and its traditions give a sense of familiarity to everyone.
The island can claim to be one of the oldest known habitations in the Cycladic islands, between 10.000-8.000 b.C., since excavations found skeletons and stone artifacts indicate a long term settlement.
Findings at Skouries peak, timed around 3.000 b.C., suggest that Kythnos was a supplier of raw materials for metallurgy to other islands during the Bronze Age. Various findings of artifacts, jewels and gold from several periods confirm that the inhabitants of Kythnos were people with talent and love to arts and culture.
Later on, Aristotle had praised the government of Kyhtnos, in his “Constitution of Kythnos” as the inhabitants of the island were popular for their honesty and their legitimacy.
The place was also known as Thermia, a name derived from the hot mineral springs occurring on the northeastern coast at the village of Loutra (meaning “baths” in Greek). These medicinal baths were renowned at least since Roman times and were a fashionable spa and resort area.
The island boasts of 65 sandy beaches , most of them not easily accessible by road. The landscape is Cycladic and austere, but very interesting due to the endless miles of Kythnian stone hedges that criss cross the land and due to the more than 350 small churches that dot the slopes of the hills.
Today the island has about 1650 permanent inhabitants, who live off mainly fishing and agriculture and only lately tourism. Contrary to the most of Cyclades, Kythnos maintains sizable farming industry, mainly livestock and honey production. The island produces quality beef, lamb and baby goats, special local goat cheeses and excellent honey.
|Details||Organic Thyme Honey from Kythnos island, Cyclades- Product of Organic farming, Certified by DIO (Certification and Inspection Organisation of Organic Products). Superior Quality- Limited Production.|
|Quality attributes||Rich flavor, Ethereal aromas, Velvet texture. Thyme content >45%. Fructose 40%, Glucose 32,3%, Sucrose <0,5%, HMF 17,3mg/kg, Moisture 15,3% No preservatives- No additives.|
|Packaging||Luxury glass jar of 420g labelled by hand with a silver cap and a safety seal.|
|Expiry Date||Within 36 months after packing.|
|Storage||Heat, light and air can affect the quality attributes of honey, so please store in a dark, dry and cool place to enjoy it until the end.|
|Crystallization||Is a natural phenomenon, confirming the purity of the product.|
|Usage||A perfect spread on bread or rusks, ideal with yogurt, fruits, pancakes or cheese, a valuable ingredient in salads or in cooking meat and more…|