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Saffron Harvest in Full Swing in Northern Greece

The yearly saffron harvest is in full swing in the rural areas outside of the northern Greek city of Kozani, where hundreds of farmers crouch over fields of blooming crocus flowers for hours, picking what has long been the...

Greek Saffron as Good as Gold

Alexander the Great used it to heal his battle wounds, Cleopatra used to bathe with it, while it makes most dishes tastier, makes skin shinier and enhances sex life. No wonder it is the most expensive spice in the...

Crete is a Mediterranean 'Treasure' of Aromatic Plants and Herbs

The promotion of Crete's endemic plants should be given a boost soon, says Cretan community's representatives. During this past weekend, as part of an event held to promote Crete's aromatic plants and herbs, local businessmen, producers and local members of...