How is Real Honey Made in Crete?
In our facility close to Kissamos, you will learn how bees make honey, the importance of honey bee pollination, various honey bee types, difficulties facing the modern beekeeper, how to inspect a hive. But the most fun thing to do will be tasting different honey samples.
Learn, Experience and Taste Honey
Many of you have tasted Greek honey, thus you should be familiar with its exquisite taste, color and variety. If not, don’t miss out on booking your honey tasting tour from a small family business in Crete!
Honey Fun Facts
Ηoney from Greece is considered to be some of the finest types of honey in the world. Specifically, botanists consider Greece a country with the richest flora in the Mediterranean, with over 7,500 different species of herbs, plants, wildflowers and trees. , with this magnificent array of nature’s blessings, the bees give us multiple types of Greek honey which are our claim to popularity and fame.
In Greece, 12,000 tonnes of honey are produced annually. The vast majority of forest honey production involves pine honey, thyme honey and oak honey. What is interesting to these types of honey is that they do not crystallize and that they have high nutritional value due to their high consistency in trace elements (potassium, sodium, magnesium, iron, etc).
Greek honey, in particular, is famous for its high vitamin, enzyme, amino acid and mineral content.
What you will do on this honey tasting tour in Crete?
This honey tasting tour delves into the biodiversity of the forest and the role of the bees in the sustainability of our ecosystem in Crete. In fact, honeybees are the blood of a healthy environment carrying pollen to a multitude of plants, vegetables and fruits which would otherwise perish.
Idiosmos, our ancestor’s family business and one of the most popular producers of honey in Crete, will provide you with a full package of knowledge regarding honey.
At first, we will let you know all about the life of a honeybee, the caste system in a hive, the division of labor and hive equipment. Secondly, you will have the chance to visit to the honey processing center and see all about how the honeycomb is processed to honey in a jar. Of course, we could not leave out a tasting with different types of honey fresh from our hives. Savor different types of honey and discover the differences in appearance, scent, and taste.
Book Your Honey Tasting Tour Experience
If you are a honey lover or would like to know more about honey in Crete, book your spot for your friends and family at Idiosmos and you will get the experience of a lifetime. Check out a sneak peek here.