Known since prehistoric times, honey was the most precious commodity. A retrospect to the ancient Greece proved that honeybees were a sacred symbol of Artemis and an important design on Ephesian coins for almost 6 centuries. Also Hippocrates used it as restorative and ointment in various formulations. Moreover its divine characteristics have been mentioned many times by Homer and Pythagoras.
Nowadays, Greek honey is still considered one of the best. Greece has more bee hives than any other country in Europe. The history of honey production in Chalkidice and especially in Arnaia is an integral part of the region’s identity. Georgakas family, following their ancestral tradition is able to produce pure, high quality honey and has been awarded numerous international taste awards. Being clear, golden, delicious and rich in flavor, minerals and nutrients has classified the organic honey of Arnea as the most tasteful among all kinds.
The honey production in Arnaia has acquired an extrovert character through the creation of guided tours. "Network of honey routes” can introduce the visitor to the process of creating and producing the final product. Moreover, the Georgaka family offers the opportunity to participate in everyday beekeepers work being protected by the traditional uniform.