There are numerous fascinating places to visit in the Mediterranean region with a wonderfully rich culture and history. Countries located in the Mediterranean region are culturally similar, yet very different, with their cultural activities and rituals that make them unique. The region’s ancient cultures played a key role in the origin and development of many cultures over the years. Picturesque places where ancient meets modern, unique beaches and impressive landscapes will make you come back to this fascinating part of the world. Explore Mediterranean with us and find a perfect place for your next vacation or bring a part of Mediterranean to your home by preparing some delicious healthy Mediterranean food. Explore numerous places, recipes, events, interesting facts and find out lots of useful information about lovely Mediterranean countries.
Facts Lavender or Lavandula is a flowering plant in the mint family. Its derives from the Latin word ‘lavare’, which means ‘to wash’. It has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antiseptic properties. In Ancient Egypt, lavender was used for the process of mummification. Ancient Romans used it for cooking and bathing. Island of Hvar (Croatia) is…Details
Olive oil Facts It is the main cooking oil in the Mediterranean countries. The oldest olive oil amphorae dates back to around 3500 BC. Olive tree on average can live between 400 and 600 years. The olive tree of Vouves (Crete, Greece) is the oldest olive tree in the world, aged around 3000 years and…Details
Facts Garlic is also called a “Stinking Rose”. In ancient Rome and Greece, brides carried bouquets of garlic instead of flowers. There are more than 400 varieties of garlic and they are all member of the Lily family. China is the world’s biggest garlic producer, they produce about 70% of the world’s garlic. The key…Details
Facts Europeans used to call coffee “Arabian Wine”. The global spread of coffee cultivation and consumption in Ethiopia. The word “coffee” came from the Arabic “qahhwat al-bun” which means “wine of the bean”. Coffee trees produce red berries and coffee beans are actually green seeds inside the berries. In ancient Arab culture, if men did not provide…Details
Facts Vinegar is the only food that doesn’t have an expiration date. Its name comes from French “vin aigre” which means sour wine. Vinegar is produced from a great variety of raw food like grapes, apples, potatoes, honey etc. Hippocrates, the father medicine used apple cider vinegar to heal his patients. Apple cider vinegar can lower…Details