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Thanks to the rare biodiversity of the island of Crete, the endemic vegetation and the sea that includes it, Cretan honey is a pure, natural product of high quality and great nutritional value. The honey of Fylladitaki Mill is rich in vitamins and trace elements, gathers many nutrients and is a fast source of energy for the body. Heather honey holds a prominent place among the various varieties that are circulating. Heather is an excellent plant for honey production, simply because it has some unique properties that are good for human health. It naturally passes these properties in honey as well. Ereki Melopioion Fylladitakis honey is a spring harvest, which makes it sweet compared to the rest of its category. It has a characteristic caramel taste, intense aroma of heather flowers and a red-copper color that turns into caramel after crystallization. It is an excellent honey for children with anemia but also for the elderly. It has the unique property of lowering cholesterol. It has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties with emphasis on the urinary and digestive systems. It is considered the honey that is preferred by those who exercise regularly due to its high protein content. It crystallizes within 6 to 18 months from its production, always depending on the quality and the conditions in which it is kept.
  • Net Weight
    900g
  • Gross Weight
    1.200kg
Product History
References of honey can be found in ancient times, where it seemed to hold a special place in daily diet. Ancient Greeks believed that honey was the food of the Gods of Olympus (Nectar of the Gods). According to Greek mythology, Zeus was brought up with honey, by nymph Melissa at Diktaion Andron cave. Also, during the Byzantine period, honey was one of the main parts of the diet in monasteries. Today, the world-acclaimed Mediterranean Diet and particularly the Cretan Diet consider honey to be the main and healthiest sweetener. A symbol of fertility and well-being, the nutritional value of honey is undeniably great. Honey contains simple sugars which are directly absorbed by the body, making it a quick source of energy. It also contains vitamins and precious micronutrients.
Meet the producer: Melopeion Fylladitakis
Melopeion Fylladitakis
Melopeion Fylladitakis is a Cretan beekeeping family company and production of organic certified thyme honey with a duration of almost 50 years. The company has a strong presence in the industry, thanks to the consistently excellent quality of products on the market. The timeless quality of the products is due to the raw material of the blessed Cretan land and the commitment of the producers to make the most of the wisdom of tradition with today's know-how. Pavlos Fylladitakis, a 2nd generation beekeeper, grew up with this non-negotiable philosophy and now at the helm of the family business, he aspires to continue producing excellent quality thyme honey, using only traditional production methods.
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Chania

The Prefecture of Chania is on the west end of Crete which is Greece’s largest island in the southern part of the country. The prefecture is divided into five provinces (Apokoronas, Kissamos, Kydonia, Selino, and Sfakia). Its capital, Chania, is a picturesque spellbinding city. The prefecture’s terrain is mostly mountainous as most of its surface is covered by the spectacular, awe-inspiring White Mountains which captivate visitors with their pristine beauty, snow-capped peaks, and spellbinding vistas.The entire prefecture Chania county is characterized by a rich variety of landscapes - inaccessible canyons, cliffs, caves, mountains and forests of exceptional natural beauty, streams and inviting beaches with crystal clear water.

For visitors, a tour around the villages of Chania is a once-in-a-lifetime experience: the prefecture is literally dotted with countless, traditional housing clusters which, untouched and unchanged by Time, retain most of the characteristics of yore, showcasing strongly those cultural elements that make Crete a land like no other. Cretan hospitality, Crete’s distinctive and vibrant cuisine, and traditions handed down from generation to generation, all promise an unforgettable experience. Chania’s history is a long and significant one, with a great number of archaeological monuments and extant structures corroborating to Chania’s absorbing and varied past. Chania enjoyed great economic power during the period of the Minoan civilization, followed by the Roman, Byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman occupation.The city of Chania is the capital of Greece and has preserved its centuries-old historical legacy almost intact. Many have been the scientists, philosophers, poets, and artists who, drawn by the city’s magical ambiance at one time or another, turned it into a cultural hub.

Just like the rest of Crete, Chania is inextricably linked to the celebrated Mediterranean Diet. It is a blessed, practically autonomous, land with a vast diversity in its flora and fauna. It is that very diversity which, extending its bounty to Chania, has turned into the very model of the Cretan diet. Wholesome products of the finest quality create the base of the area’s traditional cuisine where the flavors of the local dishes’ ingredients are not compromised by the excessive use of spices and condiments. The key elements of the Cretan diet are extra virgin olive oil, wild greens, vegetables, legumes, fish, meat, wine, and tsikoudia. To that, a bewildering variety of artisanal cheeses such as Cretan graviera yellow cheese, anthotyro soft white cheese, and mizithra are added. Yogurt and honey come to complete this health-oriented fare which, delicious and wholesome, calls out for visitors to sample it again and again

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Organic heather honey from Crete "Avgarto" 900g

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Product code: 010676 Gross Weight 1.200kg
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Ereki Melopioion Fylladitakis honey is a spring harvest, which makes it sweet compared to the rest of its category. It has a characteristic caramel taste, intense aroma of heather flowers and a red-copper color that turns into caramel after crystallization.
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