Learn the botanical biodiversity of Kalymnos, collect therapeutic herbs and create pure essences and creams.
Kalymnos is where the experience will take place.
Kalliope Patelli is your hostess for the whole experience.
Kalliope is an expert chemist, specialising in botano-therapy. She is extensively involved in teaching people the principles of eco-friendly and fair extraction of herbs and producing various natural products that can be used for nutritional, therapeutic and cosmetic purposes.
- Place of origin: Kalymnos
- Lives in: Kalymnos
- Speaks: English
- Loves: nature, giving away her knowledge and experience, caring for people, strolling around the countryside, and diving
- Travelled to: Greece (throughout), Italy, Germany, Austria, Spain, England, Syria, China, USA
- Personal traits: friendly, hospitable, effective and loves sharing things and knowledge with others
Here’s how we’ll spend the day and what we’ll do together.
1. The basics of botano-therapy
Guests will learn the basic theoretical principles of botano-therapy and its extended reference to Hippocrates and his ancient healing and therapeutic system. This session will acquaint visitors with nature as a friend and ally.
2. Experiential walks in Nature
Visitors will be accompanied by an expert botanologist in long walks to little-known places of rich Kalymnian biodiversity. They will be taught how to distinguish between basic herbs and greens found in nature and collect them in an eco-friendly and fair manner. They will also learn how to dry and neutralise-stabilise them, so that they can be effectively employed in day-to-day life as food, drinks, cosmetics and therapeutic essences.
3. Create your own cosmetics
Extensive and detailed hands-on lab work will teach visitors how to create their own products, using herbs and greens that they themselves have collected. They will learn to produce shampoos, foam baths, body oils, facial creams and more. They will also receive detailed instructions on how to employ herbs at home, in the kitchen or in the bath. The end result is a thorough method of incorporating nature in one’s real life.
Group size is five to 10-person group.
Your adventure awaits!
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