HERBS OF PELION

GET TO KNOW THE HERBS & HERBAL TRADITIONS OF PELION

herbs of pelion

Get to know the herbs and herbal tradition of Pelion

Since antiquity,Pelion was considered the mountain of the flowers and medicinal plants, related to the myth of the Centaur Cheiron, who taught Asclepius the arts of medicine, and to the  lifestyle and health of the inhabitants, since their medicinal use,  continues until the modern era. Moreover, today the trade in herbs is a means for subsistence for a large number of the the region’s inhabitants.

These herbs have even been connected to popular culture with a large number of myths and traditions. According to Mr. Kyriakos Nisiotis,  a leading scholar of the flora of Pelion ,“Pelion has 3000 herbs, most of which are known from the old days and the Centaurea cyanus was used by the Centaur Cheiron for medicinal purposes.

” Mr. Nisiotis also notes that ” the wise doctor, the Centaur Cheiron,  taught medicine to his supposed son, Apollo, and Coronis, queen of Trikki.” Hercules, Achilles and Jason also, learnt alongside him.  Come and discover important medicinal and culinary herbs of our precious tradition!

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Our Program

Day 1

Day 1

Discover the herbs and the botanical tradition of Pelion. After a rich breakfast with local products from the land of Pelion, we will have a tour in the village of Tsagarada and visit a garden with cultivations of herbs and aromatic plants. We will learn about the long tradition of Pelion in herbal medicine and the use of herbs in cooking, while we will taste herbal teas. In the afternoon we return to our hotel in Agios Ioannis. Overnight at Boutique Kentrikon Hotel.
Day 2

Day 2

Discover the herbs of Pelion and botanical walk. After a rich breakfast with local products from the land of Pelion, we will have a tour in the village of Tsagarada and visit a garden with cultivations of herbs and aromatic plants. We will carry out a botanical walk with cognitive object the recognition of wild herbs and medicinal plants in the region. We will learn about the long tradition of Pelion in herbal medicine and the use of herbs in cooking, while we will taste herbal teas. In the afternoon we return to our hotel in Agios Ioannis. Overnight at Boutique Kentrikon Hotel.
Day 3

Day 3

Use of herbs in the culinary tradition of Pelion. After a rich breakfast with local products from the land of Pelion, we will have a tour in the village of Tsagarada and visit a garden with cultivations of herbs and aromatic plants. We will learn about the use of herbs in local cuisine. We will prepare and taste dishes with Pelion herbs. In the afternoon we return to our hotel in Agios Ioannis. Overnight at Boutique Kentrikon Hotel.
Day 4

Day 4

Departure or extend our stay in Agios Ioannis.

The services included in the program:
1. Transfer by bus/mini bus from hotel to Tsagarada and return (days 1, 2 & 3).

Three (3) nights in double standard room.
3. Three (3) breakfasts.
4. Participation in botany programs-seminars with activities (days 1, 2, 3).