The program includes a presentation by an English-speaking producer/agriculturalist on site (2 different herb gardens). During this visit you will have the opportunity to touch, feel and learn a lot about the various plants, and finally to taste dishes made with the herbs from the gardens in an idyllic place under a historic Venetian village (region of Sitia, eastern of Crete). With an light meal with products coming directly from the garden of the producers.
Aromatic plants make part of an important tradition in Crete.
Cretan producers of spices today offer the market a multitude of aromatic herbs, such as oregano (Origanum onites), basil (Ocimum basilicum L.), linden (Tilia cordate mill.), Marjoram (origanum majorana), thyme (thymus sibthorpii benth.), mint (mentha), rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis), laurel (laurus nobilis L.), chamomile (matricaria chamomilla L.), sage (salvia officinalis) etc. All of them have always been used since the ancient times as medicinal plants and many are mentioned in the texts of ancient authors who attribute to them exceptional therapeutic properties. Several of these remarkable Cretan plants (including dittany) grow on the steep mountains of the island and are picked by experienced herbalists and then dried in natural conditions. They are then taken to the modern facilities of local firms, where they are packaged without any use of chemicals or other treatment.
It is now easy to find these plants. You can drink them as infusions or use them to flavor your dishes made according to the recipes of the Cretan diet. Current units with the latest technology ensure that they retain their natural flavor and all their therapeutic properties