“The solution to the crisis is on our plates,” said Giorgos Pittas, Greek Gastronomy Guide founder and the man behind the Greek Breakfast initiative during the launch of the Sympossio Greek Gourmet Touring project last week at the St George Lycabettus Hotel.
In its eighth year running, the Sympossio Greek Gourmet Touring project begins its 2017 journey to more than 42 cities in 18 countries across Western and Eastern Europe, bringing the tastes of Aegean island cuisine into the spotlight.
“Today via our vision for the Sympossio we hope to convey the message that Greece exists and is reborn through synergies and collaborative efforts like this, and to underline that Greece is a leader on the global tourism map,” said the initiator of the project, Alexandros Angelopoulos, also vice president of Aldemar Resorts.
Jointly organized by the South Aegean Region, Aldemar Resorts, and Aegean Airlines, with the support of local entrepreneurs, the Sympossio team will this year travel and cook “Greek-style” in Slovakia, Romania, Poland, Czech Republic, Italy, Germany, France, Israel, Netherlands, Belgium, Russia, Ukraine and the UK, among others.
“The Sympossio initiative comes to promote the country’s cultural heritage and support tourism,” said South Aegean Region Prefect George Hatzimarkos, adding that combining forces helps maximize results.
To push the popularity of the event, this year famous athletes, Olympic champions and actors join in as “Sympossio Ambassadors”.