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    Application Deadline
  • 21 days


Upon completion of the Herbs and Honey course at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, participants will have acquainted themselves with:

  •  the terms herb and herbal medicine
  • the importance of herbs and honey from antiquity to the present day,
  • the cultural history of herbs and honey,
  • myths, legends, traditions about herbs and honey,
  • the way our ancestors used them.

Key facts:

Honey, food for Gods, medicine for people! What about honey? Is it a superfood? Over the centuries, honey has intrigued philosophers intellectuals, poets, authors, and scientists. It was incorporated into the diet and contained in the remedies of ancient Greeks, while it also played a major role in important social occasions such as feasts, sacrifices and athletic games.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The History of Herbs
  • Greek herbs
  • The History of Honey

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

This programme concerns everyone who would like to:  

  • identify Greek herbs
  • appreciate the significance of their role in human life
  • understand how they are used in various occasions
  • understand the characteristic properties of herbs
  • know how to incorporate them into their everyday lives
  • know the history of honey from antiquity to the present
  • understand how honey was incorporated into the daily lives and diet of ancient Greeks
  • narrate myths and traditions about honey
  • describe how a beehive is organized
  • describe bee products (honey, pollen, royal jelly, propolis, bee bread, bee venom, beeswax)
  • understand how honey and bee products were used for their beneficial properties from the time of Hippocrates and Galen until today

Tuition Fee

  • International

    100 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 100 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
  • EU/EEA

    100 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 100 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
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