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Sustainable Food Destination:
Greece

With its organic produce markets, prolific wild herbs and island seafood hauls, Greece is an unintentional leader of the world’s most sustainable food locales. Kalí orexí! (bon appétit!) Greece may not be known worldwide for implementing formal initiatives surrounding sustainable practices, but informally, Greeks have been green for centuries. The age-old habit of growing vegetables, harvesting olives and preparing silky […]

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Outlook Positive for Greek Tourism in 2021, Experts Say

There are already indications that the summer of 2021 will see a relatively high number of travelers return to Greek destinations. Despite an early end to this year’s tourism season due to the resurgence in coronavirus cases, as a destination Greece has won the safe operation challenge, which bodes well for a much better 2021. Provisional estimates by large hoteliers […]

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Why Greece can become the worldwide leader in Gastronomy Tourism

In recent years, gastronomy tourism has become increasingly popular among tourists from all over the world. When we speak about food travellers, we refer to visitors who travel with the aim of participating in food tourism activities. According to a recent survey, 93% of tourists from all over the world over the last two years, participated in at least one […]

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Greece Prepares Agrotourism Strategy

In efforts to diversify the tourist product on offer, the Greek tourism ministry announced this week that it was drafting a new agrotourism plan aimed among others at channeling revenues into local communities as well as creating new jobs. Speaking during the AgriBusiness Forum 2020 held in Athens on Wednesday, focusing on “Food Safety, Security & Resilience: Pressing Challenges in […]

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2,600-year-old wine ‘factory’ unearthed in Lebanon

The oldest press found in the country was used by ancient Phoenicians to manufacture vintages once adored around the Mediterranean.   ARCHAEOLOGISTS HAVE UNEARTHED new evidence of the extensive overseas trade in wine by the ancient Phoenicians, with the discovery of the oldest wine press in Lebanon. The find sheds new light on winemaking by the Phoenicians, the seafaring merchants […]

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Gastronomic trips and why you should take one

Culinary experiences are becoming increasingly important when traveling. How many times have you taken pictures of your favorite dish to share it on your social networks? Or how many places you remember thanks to its cuisine, probably a lot. Gastronomic trips are so fashionable now that they have become a business model. For some countries, like Spain, food is one […]

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Gastronomy key to supporting hard-hit tourism industry

With the lifting on many COVID-19 restrictions in Europe, people are finally able to share a meal with friends and family, indulging one of life’s most pleasurable activities: eating food. During the height of lockdowns, with some of our favourite restaurants and food services unavailable, many of us turned to social media to learn how to make our favourite dishes […]

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Mole Expert Hub – the future of food tourism after Covid-19

Food tourism is all about a shared experience, meeting like-minded foodies, or breaking bread with locals in a street-side eatery. Like much of the travel and tourism industry, food-focused businesses have been heavily impacted. Food is an important part of cultural heritage, keeping destinations vibrant and authentic. With social distancing norms and a stricter focus on health and hygiene, how […]

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Greece ‘has what it takes to be number 1 food tourism destination’

Gastronomy tourism is estimated at some $1 trillion globally, according to the founder of the World Food Travel Association, Erik Wolf, while the association’s ambassador in Greece, Maria Athanasopoulou, says that “our country has got what it takes to be the world’s number 1 food tourism destination in the next decade, provided we step up to conquer that and work […]

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Amorgos Sends Message of Optimism Through Gastronomy

The Greek island of Amorgos, located in the Cyclades, is sending a message of optimism, through gastronomy, to potential travelers from around the world. At the same time, the island is preparing for the upcoming summer season by constantly adjusting its tourism policy to the post-Covid-19 protocols. The Municipality of Amorgos recently released a video featuring some of the island’s […]

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