Aromatic Plants and Herbs

The area of Kalamata and especially mount Taygetos, with the great variety of indigenous plants and herbs, offer visitors the opportunity to get to know one of the richest and most interesting ecosystems in Europe.

There are herbs like mountain tea, oregano, savory, thyme, mint, sage, chamomile, lemon balm, calendula, valerian, burning bush, flaxseed, marjoram, lavender, peppermint.

In order to enhance the fluid intakes per day, such beverages can contribute significantly. Different combinations of herbs not only can produce tasty and sedative beverages, but also they can be used as flavorings for enhancing flavor in a variety of recipes.

The mountain tea is particularly aromatic, relaxing and delicious with or without honey. It contributes to the digestion of food and to the regulation of gastrointestinal disorders.

Oregano, aromatic with intense flavor can be an integral part of all messinians’ food and beyond. It has digestive, antiseptic and tonic actions and its combination with red meat enhances the absorption of nutritional components. Origanum = joy of the mountain.

Chamomile with its distinctive flavor has relaxing and soothing qualities, while invigorates the body (when cold, etc.). It is suitable for skin diseases because of its antiseptic action.


Municipality of Kalamata

Kalamata Gastronomy

Athinon 99, Kalamata

+(30) 27213 60700