A large variety of trees, wild flowers and herbs grow in the Mistra Estates olive groves. In this natural environment, the olive trees produce their blessed fruit in the company of blooming flowers and busy butterflies and bees. The annual ploughing of the fields, turn flowers and hers into natural fertilizer. The olive oil produced at the end of the year captures the aromas and the magic of the enchanted environment. A restored sheepshed (“Dizzy Bee Barn”) of the 19thy century provides shelter to those working on the farm. It echoes a basic architectural plan of great antiquity that was preserved in Greek countryside.
Theophrastos, an ancient writer, born in 370 B.C. , author of the Enquiry into Plants says that “Laconia”, where Mistra lies, “ is a land rich in medicinal herbs” (9.15.8).