Thyme is a popular herb that is used in Greek cooking. Many households grow their own in pots and in their gardens, and both the fresh and dried versions of this herb can be purchased in the markets. Those Greek cooks who use thyme regularly say that it gives the dishes a special “touch” that can’t be achieved with any other herb. It’s most often used as a way to complement other herbs in the dish. Thyme has been used in Greece in both food and medicine since ancient times.