The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) announced this week that it would be supporting and promoting four leading Greek gastronomy events to take place this month.
Placing the promotion of Greek cuisine and culinary traditions high on its agenda and aiming to make it an integral part of the tourist experience, the GNTO will be sponsoring the “1st Elia Lesvos ConFest”, the “Piraeus Taste Festival – Seafood and More”, the “Feta and Gastronomy – Elassona 2022 Festival” and the “Heraklion Gastronomy Days 2022” – all events featuring Greek food products.
1st ELIA Lesvos Confest
The “ELIA Lesvos Confest”, the first event dedicated to the olive, is set to run on September 23-25 at the Municipal Theater of Mytilini and will focus on the olive as well as on gastrotourism experiences focusing on the olive and olive oil.
Piraeus Taste Festival
The “Piraeus Taste Festival-Seafood and More” is scheduled to take place on the same weekend (September 23-25) throughout Piraeus with tastings, concerts and screenings aimed at showcasing the country’s largest port.
Feta and Gastronomy festival
The “Feta and Gastronomy – Elassona 2022 Festival” will also be held on the same weekend (September 23-25) in Elassona at the foot of Mt Olympus showcasing the region’s most famous product: feta cheese with dozens of events, workshops and happenings.
Heraklion Gastronomy Days
The “Heraklion Gastronomy Days” will take place between September 23-27 at the Cretan town’s Venetian Fortress and will feature longstanding Cretan culinary traditions, products and recipes. Award-winning Greek chefs will present Cretan cuisine at its best. The aim of the event is to get Heraklion included on UNESCO’s Creative Cities of Gastronomy listing.
Launched in 2004, UNESCO’s Creative Cities of Gastronomy hopes to foster cooperation between cities worldwide through creativity in areas such as handicrafts and folk arts, design, cinema, gastronomy, literature, media, and music. Thessaloniki is the only Greek city included in the network.
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