Herbs were used for the first time in food by the ancient Greeks. The texts and documents which have remained in history, definitely confirm the knowledge and multiple uses of numerous plants in ancient Greece.
The tablets discovered at Knossos, Mycenae, Pylos and Kos Island dating form the 13th and 14th century BC, mention among other food provisions a number of aromatic herbs, spices, and plants. By this time the use of herbs and spices in food was expanded to the rest of the known world, and very soon it became necessary in food preparation.
Most Greek food is quite healthy due to the wide range of herbs used in every dish. The secret to a long life amongst the Greeks is based on herbs and olive oil.