Herbs from Crete

The island of Crete has been continuously inhabited for six thousand years. It was the centre of the Minoan culture, the first advanced civilisation in Europe.A special, species-rich flora has developed on the mountain slopes of the volcanic island. Many plants that are native to the entire Mediterranean region have developed regional subspecies on Crete, or even their own species that are native only here.The poor stony soils and the intense sunlight on the mountain fields provide intense aromas and a high content of secondary plant substances. This makes Cretan herbs economical to use and highly effective. The Flora Cretica herbs come from sustainable wild collections and are collected or cultivated by the village cooperatives