From the Melissomandra to the Jar at Aristaios

Kea / Tzia,
Aegean Islands


~ 30m

Overnight Stay

Not provided

Guided Tour

Up to 12 persons

Active Months

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb


Up to 12 persons


In the fertile ravine of Mylopotamos on the island of Kea, also called Tzia, our family cultivates and produces a large variety of delicious handmade products using traditional recipes. At the Aristaios store customers will find fresh fruit and vegetables from our gardens, wild capers, and caper leaves, local olive oil and olives, the local wine of mavroudi variety and tsipouro, as well as handmade trahana and pasta from acorn flour. You will also find a variety of traditional liqueurs such as the liqueur of basil, as well as many kinds of fruit in syrup and marmalades. Do not miss the ‘on-the-spoon sweets’, especially the one made with “ampourkouna” figs. Also not to be missed are our sun-dried tomatoes and sun-dried figs, wild island herbs, spatholado, and its wax cream (for burns and injuries) and, of course, thyme honey and pasteli. You can also find local cheeses like kopanisti, xerotyri, and xinotiri, handmade sausages, and louza, fresh wood-oven baked paximadia and pita, as well as books about the island’s history and folklore.


At the Aristaios farm, visitors can acquire first-hand knowledge of the incredible world of bees. During the tour to the “melissomandra”, the traditional type of beehive, visitors will witness how honey is collected and packed in jars.


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Honey, pasteli, marmalades, hilopites, trahana, capers in vinegar, sundried tomato, processed meat products, louza, wine
Tour Languages
Greek, English
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