Honey gathering in Holy Mount Athos during autumn is not always sure, since the weather is variable. Arbutus and ivy honey is a very rare honey collected in the forests of Holy Mount Athos, that are protected by NATURA 2000. It is a unique and delicate product rich in nutrient and healing properties. It has a characteristic bitter taste in combination with a touch of caramel and vanilla, while ivy smoothens the rough bitterness of arbutus. It is rich in micro-elements, enzymes, vitamins and antioxidants, which are beneficial in stimulating the body. It also contains less calories than other honeys due to its low percentage in fructose and glucose. This honey is completely natural with no artificial processing or filtering and as a result it may contain pollen or wax particles. A natural crystallization which will soon appear is common in honeys of its kind.