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Kythira Local Products

Thyme Honey. It is the most famous product of Kythera and this is due to taste, as derived from thyme which gives a nicer flavor than other honeys. The Tsar of Russia Alexius chose only honey from Kythira! Generally, honey as human food is one of the most valuable, nutritious and healthier foods. Hippocrates and all the doctors of antiquity recommended it as a medicine in many cases. In Kythera among other things, there is the Beekeepers Association of Cythera to support producers, improve the product, proper standardization and increased production. You can buy honey from the Cooperative, or growers of the island. [spacer size="8"] Olive oil. Oil blessed fruit of the olive tree, symbol of peace is the main product in Kythera. The culture has a history of thousands of years throughout the Mediterranean basin. In Kythera will always see large areas of olive groves. The olive variety that thrives because of the good climate is Koroneiki. [spacer size="8"] Preserved olive fruit Bowl of olives (1450 eg), found in well in the palace of Zakros in eastern Crete shows the Minoan period were using the olive fruit in their diet. [spacer size="15"] Nuts Oil of Kythira. Anyone tried the first time becomes a fan, and this because of their taste and nutritional value. Impressed by the variety of foods that combine taste of the nuts from sop to beverages such as tea, sage, milk, up into the salad or even plain. On the island you will find anywhere, either from the ovens local products in Kythera who are the producers, either in grocery stores or Super Market on the island. [spacer size="15"] Semperevivas of Kythira Semprevivas, live forever! Semprevivas means living forever, called "amaranth of Cythera" Are perched on the cliffs, as if the difficulty to gather even rewarded with a sense of eternity which symbolize. Retain the color and texture for many decades without any care. Leaving the island do not forget to take some with you, so you can keep forever alive the memory of Kythera!
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