A mild climate and wide variety of flora have encouraged the growth of a quality honey industry in the municipality of Monemvasia.
Three main types of honey are produced:
- Thyme honey: Harvested in July and August from the thyme-clad slopes of mountains from Zarakas in the north to Cape Maleas in the south. Valued for its attractive aroma and pleasant flavour.
- Heather honey: Honey made from the pollen of the heather that flowers in October and November. The most nutritious of all honeys, it is rich in trace elements, minerals and antioxidants, among others .
- Flower honey: Harvested and produced from the pollen of spring blossoms, including a wide variety of citrus blossoms on the plain of Asopos. Very nutrutious due to the wide variety of nectar available at this time of year.
The munciipality’s honey producers also offer other products such as pollen, propolis, beeswax and honey wine
These products are available from local stores or directly from the following producers:
Sotiralis Farm, Kambos, tel: 2734047625 www.sotirali.gr
''Zarakas Beekeeping'', Driva Eugenia, Reichia, 2732051282