Cyprus has a long history with herbs. Not only have they been referenced in archaeological and historical records, they have also been traded on the island from as far back at 2000BC.
There are reportedly some 600-herb species found across Cyprus today which is said to be due to the geology, weather, and location of the island.
So popular are the herb varieties here, many are exported across the globe. These include mint, oregano, chamomile, and others. Cypriots are also known to incorporate the use of herbs into daily life, not only for cooking, but also in beverages or as essential oils utilised in a range of massage therapies.
The process of creating a well-known food journey, begins in the beautifully landscaped gardens situated in the expansive grounds of Aphrodite Hills Resort.
It is where the Resort Chefs start their day every morning, meandering through the locally grown patches of fresh herbs and spices, selecting those that are destined to be carefully and lovingly infused into each dish created and served at Aphrodite Hills Hotel and Village Square Restaurants by Atlantica.