Votania Pure Herbs of Crete, Agios Nikolaos

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Located in a scenic coastal village, Votania Pure Herbs of Crete is an organic farm that preserves and showcases Cretan biodiversity. Some of the herbs you'll see here are endemic to Crete--and only found on the island. All are fragrant and full of unique aromas that make them ideal ingredients in teas and bath products. Many are also used as spices--think rosemary, thyme, and lavender. During the spring and summer, visitors can take part in harvesting and planting activities, ideal for anyone looking for a useful way to spend some time outdoors. Call or e-mail the farm prior to your visit, and remember that you can buy all kinds of gifts here, like aromatic oils, soaps, teas, and dried herbs. With our world travel planner, Agios Nikolaos attractions like Votania Pure Herbs of Crete can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This farm located above Tholos Beach, about 4 km from the village of Kavousi, specializes in organic horticulture. Very good phone contact with Serena, the owner of the premises. Welcome with a glass of lavender Rosemary herbal tea. Lavender stoechades, romarins, the Thymes, and especially the dictamne, plant endemic to the island, grow on steep terrain. Views of the sea, the beach and the Islands. Plants, and balms, massage oils and flavored salt pepper are also for sale. Overall a great experience.
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  • Tea (a treat), aromatic herbs, oils... The essence of the Ridge met to Votania. It is warmly welcomed with tea and biscuits followed by a tour of the production of aromatic herbs (plus a great view of the coast). I highly recommend this place
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  • I visited Votania last week on the recommendation of a friend in the town... Valerie who runs Bits and Bobs... I had no idea where I was going and admit to getting a bit lost. There are a couple of ve...  more »

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