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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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).