Why is Greek honey special?
Greece has more beehives per acre than any other country in Europe and Greek honey 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. The biodiversity of the Greek countryside means that there are multiple types of Greek honey, each with its own particular properties and flavours.
In Greece the majority of honey produced comes from honeydew, which the bees collect from Pine and Fir trees, with the rest coming from flower nectar.
Greek un-mixed floral varieties of honey come from plants such as thyme, orange blossom, heather and chestnut, with thyme honey being unique to Greece. While mixed flower varieties usually come from aromatic plants such as oregano, wild herbs and lavender.