Kythera’s honey is probably the best in Greece. Tourists leave the thyme-clad island with jars of honey in their luggage. It is believed that it had been the Minoans who taught bee-keeping to the Kytherians. Apart from the prevailing type of thyme tea, erica (white heath) tea is made here too.

Kythera’s Melba toast is produced from cereals and is one of the island’s best-known products throughout Greece. The unique taste of the local olive oil gives the toast a touch of divine.