A spoonful of inspiration

The Cyclades that are the iconic Greek summer destination will be the honoured destination of this year’s culinary festival “Gastronomy Days, Destination of Origin: Greece“. It will take place between 9 May and 11 May in the building of the Benaki Museum on Pireos Street in Athens and in fact, it will be quite different from the traditional trade fairs of agricultural products, where visitors have the opportunity of just tasting and buying some traditional Greek products. “We decided to present the entire culture of Greek gastronomy through innovative ideas as well as to provide editors and bloggers in the field of good food with scope for exchange of views,” says Yiannis Gourdzelas, director of the organizing company Reason to.

During the three days of the festival, visitors can watch and participate in various events such as tastings, discussions and meetings with gastronomes who will present the age-old tradition in the food of the most famous group of the Mediterranean islands. Dozens of chefs, gastronomes, journalists, representatives from the islands, local businessmen, companies and networks will undertake to draw a culinary map and make famous the culinary tradition of the Aegean Sea.

In addition, the first edition of the first Greek film festival dedicated to taste, gastronomy and cuisine will start in parallel. Under the slogan “A Spoonful of Inspiration”, Athens International Culinary Film Festival will present a representative menu of delicious stories from around the world (Greece, USA, UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, France and China). The festival will feature the world premieres of the Spanish film by director Ivan Minambres “Nerua Guggenheim Bilbao – A Journey to the Essence” and of the new Greek black comedy by Dimitris Piatas “Pandemic – All in One”.


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