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Crete ‘Big Meet’ Casts Spotlight on Greek Cuisine, Products

Producers from Crete and across Greece, favorite products including honey, olive oil, cheese and wine take center stage during the “Crete: The Big Meet – Local Flavors of Greece” show which kicks off on Saturday at 7pm and runs through to May 6, at Thessaloniki’s Helexpo Center.

Besides select products from Crete, as well as culinary practices and traditions, the nine-day exhibition will also feature producers from Thessaloniki, Athens, Evros, Serres, Kastoria, Kavala, Xanthi, Imathia, Viotia and Achaia, who will be presenting a wide variety of local products, including everything from olive oil and olive-related products, cheese, nuts, pastries and honey to herbs, sweets, spirts and much more.

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The aim of the show is to introduce visitors to the wide variety of Greece-produced food products available on the market. Participants will have the chance to sample items of interest, talk with producers and order directly.

The aim of the annual event is to promote Cretan products to more selling points across Greece and abroad, bring Cretan producers in contact with local and international distribution networks and boost synergies in that direction.

Music and dance events will run on the sidelines of the meeting with troupes and bands from Crete and Northern Greece.

Helexpo Center, Thessaloniki

Admission and parking to “Crete: The Big Meet – Local Flavors of Greece” at booth 12 are free. Opening hours: 10:30am-9:30pm on weekends, noon-9:30pm on other week days.

The show is organized by Crete Communications – Nektarios Sermakis with the support of the Crete Region and TIF-Helexpo, under the auspices of the interior ministry and the Greek National Tourism Organization.

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