Olympus – The Legend – History – Flora

Olympus – The Legend – History – Flora

Olympus is a major symbol of the myth of history and culture of Hellenism with worldwide recognition.

The nature and uniqueness of the divine mountain makes it a universal heritage monument.

The legends that surround it under the watchful, fulminant look of Xenios Zeus, still maintain today this fascination praised mountain.

It is no coincidence that these quorum tops were chosen by   Gods. Surrounded by steep slopes, snow that never melts, crystal clear waters and the green of nature, they lived their eternity isolated from difficulties and sufferings of ordinary people. They feed on nectar which were collecting by the unspoilt nature of Olympus, ambrosia and drank tea, bathed by Thermaikos’ salts and essential oils, able to maintain their everlasting and inexhaustible strength, well-being and immortality.

Beyond the legends, however, Olympus is also a real floristic paradise with over 6500 species of plants and herbs, either topically or Greek or wider Balkan endemic, which ranks Olympus among the world's most valuable areas in terms of flora.

Since ancient times, herbs were evaluated for analgesic and healing abilities. Today a rate of approximately 75% of our medicines is based on the therapeutic properties of herbs. Our societies, throughout the centuries, have developed their own traditions to manage to understand medicinal herbs and their uses. Some of these traditions and medical practices may strike us as bizarre and magical, while some reasonable and rational, but they are all efforts to overcome the disease and the pain and at the very end to improve the quality of life and offer being necessary. These few words lay the herb