botanaThe seemingly arid areas and mountains of Mani hide incredible varieties of aromatic herbs and delicious wild edible greens. Thrive predominantly in the higher parts of Taygetos, tea, with unique and distinctive flavor, oregano, mint, pennyroyal. At lower sage, chamomile, saffron and many other less known like Lapato, the plantain, the myrtle and laurel. Wild greens are abundant from November to May and harvested to prepare chortosalatas, pickles, cake or omelet.