Mastiha

Mastiha: The Unique Mastic Gum of Chios People Call ‘White Gold’

Mastic, often referred to as the "Tears of Chios" or the "White Gold of Chios," is a product produced only on that particular Greek island. Since antiquity, this sticky resin, which seeps from the bark of mastic trees, has...

Mastic Beer from Greece's Chios Eyes Global Market

A unique beer from Chios, featuring mastiha, the island's most famous product, is about to enter the global market and the company is hopeful that the rest of the world will love it, as do the locals. Stella Dimitriadou, who...

Quench Your Thirst with These Healthy Infused Water Drinks with a Greek Twist!

The craze of infused water has taken the world by storm, and we have the perfect way to add a Greek twist to your infused water concoctions. Recent studies have shown that there are many health benefits of drinking infused...

Greek Ingredients Revolutionizing Your Favorite Classic Cocktails

Greek ingredients are dressing up and revolutionizing the classic typical drinks that everyone has come to know and love. Let's take a look at some of the most popular innovative fusions of Greek ingredients shaking up the drink scene. A...

Government Explores Aid to Mastic Farmers Following Devastating Wildfire

On an official visit to the Aegean island of Chios, Rural Development and Foods Minister Vangelis Apostolou said the government will benchmark 500,000 euros to help promote and advertise mastic gum products following the devastating wildfire that swept through...

Two New Regional Museums – Chios Mastic and Ioannina Silversmithing

Greece's cultural heritage will be showcased with two new museums that promote the country's uniqueness by casting the spotlight on its products. The Chios Mastic Museum is to be launched in June, giving visitors a chance to learn about the...

Make a Mastiha Cocktail and Win a Trip to Chios!

Local growers on Chios, the fifth largest of the Greek islands, are famous for their mastiha production. The plant, that only grows there, has been nurtured by these people for thousands of years. Mastiha World -- the growers' mastiha...

The Unique and Exquisite Mastic of Chios

Mastiha is a unique product that is produced exclusively in southern Chios from the resin of the mastic tree (Pistacia lentiscus). The mastic trees of Chios produces the exquisite product, which is now highly regarded as a basic ingredient...

Traditional Know-How of Cultivating Mastic in Chios Enters UNESCO List

The know-how of cultivating mastic, which is produced solely on the northeastern Aegean island of Chios, has been inscribed by UNESCO on its Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (ICH). As UNESCO describes, mastic is cultivated on...