HomeRoutesPlaces of interest


Landscape element


Source: Pascal Brackman

This type of bush in Greece is called "phryagana". The French would call it "garrigue". Phrygana is a type of low, soft-leaved scrubland ecoregion and plant community in the Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub biome. It is found around the Mediterranean Basin, generally near the seacoast where the moderated Mediterranean climate provides annual summer drought. Because this type of shrubs produce great herbs to flavour foor, the term "garrigue" has also found its way into haute cuisine, suggestive of the resinous flavours. It is also a great source of flowers for bees to collect honey. It will be no surprise that with such an amount of phyrgana areas around the island, you get great honey on Lemnos. The phrygana is very frequently linked to the flysch outcrops which are dominant in the northern half of the island.



More about this place of interest

Routes nearby

Related channels

Just like any other website, RouteYou makes use of cookies and similar technology to collect information about your preferences and your usage of the website. Only by doing so can we offer you an optimal user experience.

We also use cookies to serve you with personalised advertisements. Advertisements are necessary in order to offer you this service for free. If you prefer to use the website ad free, then you have the option to upgrade to a paid MyRouteYou Plus account, which also offers some advanced functionality.

Whatever you choose, we will always respect the privacy and security of your information in accordance with our privacy and cookie policy.

How do you want to continue?

I agree with the privacy and cookie policy and

© 2006-2018 RouteYou - www.routeyou.com