Organic Islands® is a small family firm which cultivates organic aromatic plants and herbs. We are based on the Cycladic island of Naxos, in Greece. The firm was founded in October 2010.
Our farm is located in a small village, Sangri, at the centre of the island 15km from the town of Naxos. We started out planting Melissa Officinalis and by the end of 2013 we were growing 8 different aromatic and medicinal plants and herbs.
An area of 12.000 m2 in total was initialy cultivated. During 2013 the total cultivated area will reach approximately 20.000m2, and our target is 100.000m2 by the end of 2015.
Organic Islands® is the first and still the only firm in the Cyclades that cultivates certified organic aromatic and medicinal plants and herbs. The climate and soil of this island are ideal for these plants. Sunshine and lack of water, along with traditional cultivation methods ensure that our organic and aromatic plants are of the highest quality. Our products are rich in essential oils and this is what gives them their distinct aroma and flavour.
We strongly believe in the practices and values of organic farming and one of our main aims is to persuade others on the island of Naxos as well as of the Cyclades to follow our example. Traditional practices together with today's knowledge and technology can protect the environment (air, soil, water, flora, fauna) and produce valuable, wholesome rich in aroma products.