Ikarian Honey

Ikarian Honey

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Honey from the Greek island of Ikaria contains anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, says Dan Buettner, author of Blue Zones. Ikarian honey, rich in antioxidants, may be one reason the inhabitants of this island live longer and healthier lives.

In 2009, Dan Buettner brought a research team of doctors and scientists to the island of Ikaria, sponsored by BBC, National Geographic, and AARP to find why the Ikarians live so long. “He came away naming Ikaria as one of the 5 ‘Blue Zones’ in the world for longevity.” The NY Times had an eight page article on the wonders of Ikaria and National Geographic featured Ikaria in the November/December 2012 issue.

“The honey produced by the bees on Ikaria, a Greek island in the northeastern Aegean Sea, is of particularly high quality due to the unique geographical and topographical attributes found on the island. Since ancient times Ikaria has been known as the ‘healing island.’ Ikaria is even mentioned in Homer’s ‘Iliad.’ Ikaria is a place that in many ways, time has forgotten. The native Ikarians do many things the same way their ancestors have done for 7,000 years.” – Matt Barrett’s Travel Guide
 



 

 
There is no industrialization on the island of Ikaria. There is no large commercial mass-produced bee-hive product enterprise there. However, if the matter really interests you, use the email form below. Vasiliki Papalas can let you know more about ikaria’s annual honey production and prices:

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