Best time to travel to Greece

Chios Mastiha (Mastic)

A Greek elixir that cures diseases and complements desserts

Chios Mastiha (Mastic) in Greece 2019 - Best Time
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Chios island, particularly its southern part, is famous for its “tears of forest”, which have been used since Greek antiquity in medicine to prevent digestive problems and to freshen one's breath. Besides its medical advantages, Chios Mastiha is a component of various sweets and the well-known Chios Mastiha Liqueur.

Chios Mastiha (Mastic) in Greece - Best Season 2019

July to September is when the mastiha passes through a long harvesting process where anyone can observe how the precious resin appears on trees of the island.

 Mastiha trees 2019
Mastiha trees
 Mastiha trees 2019
Mastiha trees