Cyprus is a major tourist destination in the Mediterranean, which has been honoured with numerous prestigious awards including the sustainable Destinations Global Top 100. The island aims at expanding its “special interest tourism”, which includes cultural tourism, health and wellbeing, agro tourism and experiential tourism, and upgrading the overall tourism experience offered by providing an enhanced tourist product with significant value added, thus improving its competitiveness.
Herbs in Cyprus have always played a very important role in the life of people. They are used in gastronomy, healing and performing different rituals and feasts. Most people since ancient times grow their own herbs and plants especially mint, parsley, basil, roses, jasmine, lavender… Seasonal herbs are used in almost all recipes and are part of the culinary heritage of the island.