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May 2021

The feast of monastic cuisine

May 29, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stratoni Central Port, Stratoni Hills
Stratoni, 63082 Greece
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A small chapel located between the Aristotelian Mountain and Mount Athos cordially opens its doors to press representatives. Then, a culinary event takes place in the romantic courtyard. Fish with wild artichokes are cooked together, constituting the most representative dish of the Athonite cuisine.

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The feast of the unforgettable homeland

May 30, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Eirinikos GlassBottom Cruises, Ouranoupolis
Halkidiki, Χαλκιδικής 63075 Greece
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A caravan of people from Cyprus is transforming the heritage of the enslaved homeland into a way of remembering. Their lives continued in other lands than the ancestral ones, but the habits, the way of behaving and living reflects in the experiences of that - the (forever) wounded land. The divided Island presents the gastronomy of the occupied territory and Despo Charalambous from Kofinou, Larnaca opens a lace phyllo to make the famous chipopita, a traditional, twisted pie originating from…

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The feast of the zucchini blossom

May 31, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Varvara Central Sqaure, Varvara Center
Varvara, Halkidiki 63074 Greece
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The Ionians used to fill the vine leaves, the cabbage leaves and the greenery with rice, creating delicious dolmades, which accompanied the daily and the festive tables of Asia Minor. A special place in it was occupied by the stuffed zucchini flowers with rice and spring herbs, which the housewives collected early on the May mornings and stuffed them almost on the spot, creating imaginative, colourful and, above all, delicious dishes. Zucchini flowers from Varvara have been stuffed with chives…

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June 2021

The feast of the Asia Minor “Mnadi” (Ravioli)

June 1, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Ouranoupolis Cultural Centre, Ouranoupolis Central Coast
Ouranoupolis, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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Paying tribute to Katina Kritikou of Kritikos Gallery & Restaurants, who created a gastronomic school and an identity in Ouranoupolis, because ""when you devote a part of your soul in your native soil"", then this place owes its recognition. We will see her prepare manti, ""the ravioli of the East"", filling the silk dough with minced meat and spices, which she opens with mastery, making an incredibly difficult cooking style look like a technical “convenience""! We will continue our dinner…

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The fish feast

June 2, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Fish Restaurant “Kokkinos”, Ouranoupolis
Halkidiki, 63075 Greece
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Upper Class Seafood Dinner, based on our local organic produce. The executive Chef Akis Stefanidis mixes earthly and marine ingredients with mastery and boldness, creating gastronomically inspirational, futuristic dishes! We invite you to read the menu and join us! Read the menu!

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The feast of the Paleochorian Potatoes and the pontiac piroshky

June 3, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Paleochori Central Square, Paleochori, Halkidiki 63074 Greece + Google Map

Potato feast in Paleochori? Yes! Because potatoes from Paleochori are going to be the main ingredient of the traditional piroshky, which will be fried in the hot olive oil from Megali Panagia by Pontian housewives from Amphipolis and the surrounding area. The matching of Amphipolis as an honored Greek destination with the local element is expected to provoke sensations and emotions. In addition to the housewives, dancers from Paleochori, Drama, Amphipolis and Tsarevo - Bulgaria frame the celebration and offer…

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The feast of the Pontiac Pie and the pastries

June 4, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Akrathos Beach Hotel, Ouranoupolis Coast
Ouranoupolis, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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It is held every year to honor Pontian Hellenism, which in such a barbaric and inhuman way was dishonoured by the conqueror, to reach Greek territory with the known human and mental losses. The land of Pontus, the fertile, the blessed, the divine favoured, was left behind to mourn the separation, but the people proudly lifted their spirits through the doom and started again their life in our land. Their gastronomic tradition / essence is a sample of their housekeeping…

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The carefree feast of the street food

June 5, 2021 @ 12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Karagatsia Street Food Cantin, Karagatsia Beach
Ammouliani Island, Halkidki 63075 Greece
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It will take place in Ammouliani, Where else? In the white, sandy beach of Karagatsia, the professor of IEK DELTA 360, chef Giannis Aggeloudas for the second consecutive year, offers to the public healthy, fishy street food inspired by Asia Minor and the Sea that surrounds the island. A proposal with daily duration. Organize the Saturday's trip to Ammouliani, hurry to Karagatsia and ask for Giannis's street food. Believe us! You will keep looking for it!

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The feast of the Mediterranean breakfast

June 6, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Nea Roda, pedestrian area, Nea Roda pedestrian area
Nea Roda, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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The head chef of KOUZINA Dina Nikolaou visits Ammouliani on the border of Mount Athos. She meets the local housewives and collects with them herbs from the green Athonite hills, fruits from the fruit trees of the island and the flowering bushes, local produce from the fertile gardens and then they knead bread and dough for homemade pies. Together they set a festive table on the sandy beach and offer the public a delicious breakfast like the one served every…

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The feast of the Ierissos cuisine

June 7, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Ierissos Central Port, Ierissos Port
Ierissos, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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Ierissos sets a table in its port and is waiting for you! Overlooking the Akantian Gulf, tightly enclosed on the green arms of Mount Aristotle and Mount Athos, the housewives of Ierissos set a large, hospitable and rich table and treat you to what defines the cuisine of Ierissos. The main protagonists are the wild artichokes and the orkyni, which is the gastronomic trademark of Ierissos. Pies and seafood delicacies steal the show, music from the local community resounds until…

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The feast of the Croatian Cuisine

June 8, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Mount Athos Resort, Ierissos Port
Ierissos, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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The executive chef of the luxurious Mount Athos Resort Tasos Paraskevaidis present to the public Mediterranean creations. With him the Croatian 3 Gault&Millau toques chef Stjepan Vukadin from Zrno Soli, one of the best restaurants in Split known for its Mediterranean cuisine. Seafood, Wild Artichokes, Shellfish, Greens of Mount Athos, Kritama from the rocks of Ierissos, local pure virgin Athonite olive oil, all in a historic gastronomic symphony, which will connect the Croatian seafood cuisine with that of Ierissos. Book…

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The feast of Mediterranean catch

June 9, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Eagles Resort, Skala
Ouranoupolis, Halkidiki 53075 Greece
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The Croatian 3 Gault&Millau toques chef Stjepan Vukadin ""comb"" the beaches of the pre-Athonian peninsula, to collect wild herbs and kritama. He visits the hills of Ierissos, in the "old village" in order to find wild artichokes, which will accompany the fish at tonight's Croatian dinner. In essence, they will connect Croatian cuisine with local products, creating a spectacular dinner, which will be hosted at the luxurious Eagles Resort. It is the dinner that demonstrates the gastronomic similarities of Dalmatia…

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The feast of the Mediterranean Croatians & Athonians

June 10, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Avaton Luxury Hotel & Villas – Relais & Chateaux, Komitsa Bay
Nea Roda, 63075 Greece
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It is the celebration that ""entangles"" the mosaics of Mediterranean cuisine, inviting Gault & Milleau Croatia in Eastern Chalkidiki. Indeed, the 3 Gault&Millau toques guest chef Stjepan Vukadin from restaurant Zrno Soli collaborates in perfect harmony with the executive chef of Avaton Luxury Hotel & Villas - Relais & Chateaux, Panos Papadopoulos and prepare a menu of four (4) authentic Croatian dishes inspired by the Mediterranean Dalmatian shores. On the green hill of Akti Komitsa, just 500 meters from the…

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The feast of the louvidia and the Croatian Pie

June 11, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Neochori Central Square, Neochori
Neochori, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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In the stone square full of colorful woven carpets in Neochori, the members of the local Women's Association welcome guests from Croatia and musicians from Goumenissa, doing the traditional patinada of dancing in the streets of the village, ending at its most central point, in order for the cooking workshop to begin. Locals and Croatians watch ""how the dry louvidia are cooked in Neochori and the surrounding area with pork"". They learn how to grow them from the local bean…

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The Mediterranean feast in Eastern Halkidiki

June 12, 2021 @ 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Eastern Halkidiki, Halkidiki 63075 Greece + Google Map

It's Saturday and you are in a gastronomic destination with so many recruits! Visit the restaurants that hosted KOUZINA activities, but also those that you will find in the section “WHERE TO EAT - OUR RESTAURANTS” and leave yourself in the hands and inspiration of our chefs and cooks. Ask for dishes of KOUZINA that just finished and dishes from the card of our local restaurants! You will become their fans! Eastern Chalkidiki is a gastronomically ""worked"" destination. Its reputation…

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The closing ceremony “EVANGELIA ILIA – SAMARA”

June 13, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arnea Central Square, Arnea, Halkidiki 63074 Greece + Google Map

And the feast ends ceremoniously, dedicated as always to the memory of KOUZINA volunteer, Evangelia Ilia-Samara. Croatian and Greek dancers dance in the stone squares of the Macedonian Arnea - as a Mediterranean encounter! They end up in the main square, under the centenarian plane tree and pass the baton of KOUZINA 2022 to Montenegro, which will be the next honored Mediterranean destination! We are waiting for you to experience it, to celebrate and to rejoice with us!

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We plant the tree of Maria Valodimou

June 14, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alexandros Palace Hotel & Suites, Skala Tryriti
Nea Roda, Halkidiki 63075
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KOUZINA, honouring the memory of the volunteers who ""left"", every year, as part of the event will plant a tree in emblematic or tourist spots of the area in memory of their selfless offer. Today the members of the Women's Association of Neochori plant an olive tree at Alexandros Palace Hotel & Suites, to remind that Ms. Mary ""fought"" hard to reposition the dry louvidia on the table of the people of Neochori!

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We plant the tree of Evangelia Samara – Ilia

June 15, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Aristotles Holidays Resort & Spa, Ouranoupolis
Halkidiki, Χαλκιδικής 63075 Greece
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KOUZINA, honouring the memory of the volunteers who ""left"", every year, as part of the event will plant a tree in emblematic or tourist spots of the area in memory of their selfless offer. Today the members of the Varvara Women Agritourism Association plant a cherry tree at Aristotles Holidays Resort, to remind visitors of the ""fight"" of our Vangelitsa to promote the sweets and deserts of Varvara of Mount Aristotle to the world!"

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August 2021

The feast of the monastic cuisine

August 1, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Eagles Resort, Skala
Halkidiki, Χαλκιδικής 63075 Greece
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Υπόκλιση και επίκληση στην αγιορείτικη διατροφή. Ψάρι & Λαχανικά, Χταπόδι μαγειρεμένο μαζί με τον ευλογημένο οίνο, Ταραμοκεφτέδες και Λαχανοκεφτέδες, Θαλασσινά & Χόρτα, Ψαρόσουπες και ταπεινά χαλβαδένια επιδόρπια συνθέτουν το μενού μιας βραδιάς, όπου ο Αθωνικός Κόλπος και Ιερή Κορυφή διαμορφώνουν τις συνήθειες και τη συμπεριφορά. Στους υπέροχους κήπους του Eagles Resort κορυφαίοι Έλληνες chef ανάβουν φωτιές για να ψήσουν το "λεμονάτο" χοντρό ψάρι, - "λίγα λεπτά σε δυνατή φωτιά ήταν το μυστικό του Γέροντα Επιφάνου" λένε... και μετά extra παρθένο…

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The KOUZINA 2022 presentation in Arnea

August 30, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arnea Town Hall Sqaure, Arnea
Arnea, Halkidiki 63074 Greece
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In a festive atmosphere, on Monday 30 August at 8 p.m., Mayor Aristotle Stylianos Valianos is expected to present the KOUZINA 2022 programme in Town Hall Square, after reviewing KOUZINA 2021. The feast will start earlier – with the Florina band and Lazaros Valkanis – diffused with Macedonian sounds the cobblestones of Arnaia. Dancers from the entire Municipality of Aristotle will frame the musicians, ending up in City Hall Square. After the presentation of KOUZINA, the musical performance will be…

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September 2021

KOUZINA says “goodbye” to the 2021 honored Greek destination

September 1, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Restaurant IDONES, Proti
Πρώτη, Greece
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Just before welcoming Drama as the honorary Greek destination of 2022, KOUZINA "set a table" at Magda's and Peter's – at Restaurant IDONES in Proti, in order to present us the cuisine of Amphipolis: dolmades with Serraic rice and herbs, grilled meats, delicious cheese pies, stuffed vegetables with tomato sauce, olives and local, extra vergin olive oil. Everything through a wine pairing menu, based on the local organic produce and the traditional recipies. Greek and Bulgarian mass media representatives and…

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May 2022

The feast of the traditional trahanas

May 15, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location Pigadi (Well), Stanos, Stanos
Stanos, Χαλκιδικής 63074 Greece
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Stanos welcomes KOUZINA 2022, celebrating the production of traditional trachanas, made from wheat and fresh goat's milk, or yogurt. Experienced and established women align the kitchen utensils, boil the wheat, stir the mixture in the copper pots, spread the hot material in the sun to dry, rub it on the sieves and cook soup, which is flavoured with goat cheese. Will you stay at home or live yesterday through the first event of KOUZINA 2022?

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The feast of the feta and honey of Arnaia

May 16, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
LANARA traditional cafe, Gerogianneon Square
Arnea, 63074 Greece
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A table in the heart of the traditional web of Arnaia. A scene in a stone square and a tavern with a yard - you would think it comes directly from yesterday and the past. A local story "from cheese" and a charismatic guest chef, Sofia Georgakaki of IEK DELTA 360, welcomes residents and visitors, offering a menu of "mezedakia" ("snacks"), inspired by the local cheese and honey production. Book it now and enjoy! [mk_button dimension="three" size="large" bg_color="#a4cf51" text_color="light" icon="moon-book"…

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The feast of the ancient Greek wine

May 17, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
Estate Tarazas, Megali Panagia Hills
Megali Panagia, 63076 Greece
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A wine feast in a "green" estate in Megali Panagia, with a view of the Athonite peak and the vine-covered slopes of the area. A celebration in the organic vineyard, according to the ancient Greek model. A large table with plenty of meat, unleavened bread, dried figs, legumes and of course wine - not watery, but authentically strong: brusco wine. Today's variation brings the dinner's company "in the mood", so that they can sing, dance, and raise their glasses to…

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The feast of the wine yards of Athos

May 18, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Domaine Agrovision, Xiropotami
Ierissos, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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With a fascinating view, the Agrovision table at the hills of Xiropotamos flirts with the ancient Greek but also with the Mediterranean banquets. The fine local wines are accompanied by seafood dishes, inspired by the tradition of Ancient Akanthos. Labels such as IERIS OINOS and AMMOULIANI add value to the local geographical and historical designation. The top of Mount Athos imposes its presence in the natural space. The hills are covered with vineyards. They ripen the fruit, accepting the Athonite…

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The bao bun feast of cabbage and vine leaves

May 19, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
Paleochori Central Square, Paleochori
Paleochori, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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Classic dolmades, "yaprakia" and local bao buns stuffed with cabbage from Palaiochori and other local goodies; Spicy pita burger with dolmadas; Falafel with local beans; Gastronomy eaten by hand; Fine Street Food? Everything in the central square of Palaiochori in a spectacular and thematic workshop of the local women association! Do not miss it for any reason!

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The feast of louvidia, dedicated to the memory of Maria Valodimou

May 20, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Neochori Central Square, Neochori
Neochori, 63075 Greece
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In the stone square full of colourful woven carpets of Neochori, the members of the local Women's Association welcome Slovenian beekeepers and dancers from Greek High Schools, organizing a patinada (walk) in the settlement, which ends at its most central point, to give the baton to the workshop. They all watch "how the dry louvidia are cooked in Neochori and the surrounding area with pork". They learn how to grow them from the local bean growers, watch how they are…

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The feast of the cuisine of Aristotelian philosophers

May 21, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
Restaurant Akroyiali, Olympiada Coast
Olympiada, 63074 Greece
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On the most festive Saturday night of May, chef Kostas Boviatsis & Vasilis Berberakis from Monasty Marriot International and a team of woman chef leave Thessaloniki, to create in Olympiada a menu inspired by the texts of the philosophers who left a legacy with their work, "Enquiry into Plants", "On Odours, etc. Inspired by the flora of Mount Aristotle: the fruits of trees and shrubs, the spring flowers of the hill, the smell of the slopes. They are combined with…

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The feast of fish and olives

May 22, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Gomati Hills, Gomati
Gomati, Halkidiki 63076 Greece
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Dance meeting of the Municipality of Aristotle, in a beautiful port in the heart of the Pre-Mount Athos Area land. Local dancers sing about the Spring and dance to traditional rhythms. Macedonian figures and music from Asia Minor fill the outdoor space with energy, which visually meets the top of Mount Athos. Fresh sardines are grilled, served with fresh bread and local olives. Greece in all its glory.

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The summer story of Ierissos

May 23, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Ierissos Central Port, Ierissos Port
Ierissos, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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A fishing boat in the shipyards of Ierissos, which Vassilis is invited to make. A little salted orkini for kolatsio (snack at work). A cafe in the square, where you meet the captains of local histories. Popi of Kolatsi that prepares food with lemon while spreading embroidered fabrics at her table. A bit of petroto goat cheese by Stathoris. Honey by Athonas. A salad with kritama. Gialisteres (oysters) from Komitsa. Tsipouro made with anise. Wild artichokes cooked with tomato jam,…

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The feast of anchovies and grains

May 24, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fish Restaurant MOLOS, Nea Roda Pier
Nea Roda, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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It takes place at the pier of "Molos" - overlooking the green arm of Mount Athos and the Holy Peak. The executive chef of the fish restaurant, Dimitris Hatzilidis, welcomes the head chef of KOUZINA, Dina Nikolaou, to create together a seafood menu, where the fish of the Athos Sea will dominate. Herbs of the Athonite slopes, vine leaves from the neighbouring organic vineyards, greens of the rocks and the coast, local olive oil, handmade breads from the grains of…

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The feast of fishermen and boatmen

May 25, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stratoni Central Port, Stratoni Port
Stratoni, Halkidiki 63074 Greece
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Today, Dina is in the port of Stratoni. She meets fishermen, boatmen, and sailors. They welcome her and set her a seafood table. Mezeklikia (snacks) of the Gulf of Akanthos and strong tsipouro are defined as the protagonists of the treat. The glasses are raised, the seafood is well fried, and the fish is grilled. The feast of fishermen and boatmen begins. Will you miss it?

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The feast of the ship makers

May 26, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ierissos Central Port, IERISSOS HALKIDIKI
IERISSOS, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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Our favorite chef Dina Nikolaou comes to Ierissos, in order to meet the famous ship makers and hear their stories. Indeed, the shipyards of Ierissos are inextricably linked to the memory of the locals. Located just a few meters from the bustling fishing port with intense activity, they smell of wood from the pine used to build the boats, resin, sweat from the human effort and iodine from the aroma of the sea. The shipyards are the very soul of…

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Cuisine of the Balearic Islands with local seafood

May 27, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
Eagles Palace Resort, Ouranoupolis
Ouranoupolis, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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The executive chef of Eagles Palace have studied the fish production of Athos and have delved into the way in which they approache fish in cooking. They decided to create - among all - Spanish dishes with fish from the local fishing boats. We are curious to spot the difference in taste. You?

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Green Mediterranean islands in the same geographical parallel

May 28, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
Avaton Relais & Chateaux, Akti Komitsa
Nea Roda, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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Today the executive chef from Avaton Relais & Chateuax, Panos Papadopoulos prepares a seafood Mediterranean menu: vegetable salads, paella with Athonite seafood, fish served with wild greens, creams with local milk for dessert. We look forward to tasting it. You?

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The feast of monastic products

May 29, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ouranoupolis Commercial Centre, Ouranoupolis
Halkidiki, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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A gastronomic walk between the Byzantine monuments and the gift / wine shops of the settlement. Book your Green Oliver tour now!

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The feast of monastic products

May 30, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ouranoupolis Commercial Centre, Ouranoupolis
Ouranoupolis, 63075 Greece
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A gastronomic walk between the Byzantine monuments and the gift / wine shops of the settlement. Book your Green Oliver tour now!

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The pilgrimage walk

May 31, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Eastern Halkidiki, Municipallity Aristotle
Arnea, Halkidiki 63074 Greece
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A walk from the chapels of Pyrgadikia to the Holy Pilgrimage of Megali Panagia and from there to the Holy Temples of Palaiochori and the chapels of Arnaia, ending at the Metropolitan Church of Saint Stefanos. What's next? In the magical multipurpose gastronomic business ARISTOTLE at the square, where you will taste flavours of the monastic cuisine, made by the golden hands of Evi!

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June 2022

The feast of wine and the sea – in the honor of monk Epiphanios

June 1, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
Xenia Ouranoupolis, Ouranoupolis
Ouranoupolis, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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Italian monks welcome summer, speaking about Monk Epiphanios. They have come from the neighbouring country on the initiative of the Greek-Italian Chamber. Chef Irene Sdoukou from Xenia Ouranoupolis and the guest chef Yorgos Palisidis and Pasqualle Lempo, in cooperation with monks from Milopotamos, present monastic techniques which they combine with the famous wines of Milopotamos. In memory of Monk Epiphanios and in the work he bequeathed to us! [mk_button dimension="three" size="large" bg_color="#a4cf51" text_color="light" icon="moon-book" url="https://issuu.com/999126021/docs/1.6.22_xenia_en" target="_self" align="left" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="15" width="1/1"…

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The feast of the monastic cuisine

June 2, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Chapel Zoodochos Pigi., IERISSOS HALKIDIKI
IERISSOS, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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An Athonite dinner (trapeza), spread in the courtyard of the church of Zoodochos Pigi. An excellent Landscape. The lake, the chapel, the metochi, the people. All located with order and natural grandeur. The homonymous wine, produced in the wineries of the Holy Monastery (on Mount Athos) for over 1000 years, is offered in abundance. The feast of the monastic cuisine begins!

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The gastronomic Athonite boat trip around Mount Athos

June 3, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Eirinikos GlassBottom Cruises, Ouranoupolis
Halkidiki, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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A workshop of monastic confectionery at sea, overlooking the Mount Athos monasteries of the west shore. Chef George Palisidis presents the Mount Athos confectionery making excellent semolina halva, made with orange juice and drizzled with walnuts and Athonite fruits. What an experience!

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The religious kurbani (public dinner)

June 4, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Megali Panagia, Squares, Megali Panagia Hills
Megali Panagia, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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A representation of a local traditional kurbani, in the courtyard of the Holy Pilgrimage of Megali Panagia. Father Petros blesses the great pan, the faithful gather around the fire, Giannis mixes the food, chef George Palisidis creates. The big open-air dinner is waiting for us. The celebration of the monastic cuisine begins!

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The feast of street food of the Prikonissos

June 5, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Karagatsia Street Food Cantin, Karagatsia Beach
Ammouliani Island, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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It will take place in Ammouliani, Where else? On the white, sandy beach "Karagatsia" chef and professor of IEK DELTA 360 Sofia Georgakaki and chef Giannis Angeloudas for the third consecutive year offer to the public healthy, street food inspired by Asia Minor and the sea / land that surrounds the island. An invitation with daily duration. Organize the Sunday excursion to Ammouliani, hurry to Karagatsia and ask for the street food of Giannis. You will keep looking for it!…

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Confectionery Academy: the millefeuille of Ammouliani and the dance of the people of Asia Minor

June 6, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Ammouliani Central Port, Ammouliani Port
Ammouliani, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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What can connect the marine gastronomic culture of Ammouliani with the confectionery of Asia Minor? We will find out by watching how a creamy, light and fluffy millefeuille is prepared in a marine Aegean landscape. At the helm of the training is Maria Rodokalaki, a distinguished housewife and owner of a local hotel. The Confectionery Academy and the mental "journey to Prikonisos" end in a Asia Minor party. Dancers from the neighbouring Municipality of Propontida set up dances in the…

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The feast of the Pontian wine of Drama and the tomato jam

June 7, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
Ouranoupolis Cultural Centre, Pyrgos Prosforiou Sqaure
Halkidiki, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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Meeting of the people from Pontos and Asia Minor: a Dancing and Gastronomic meeting. Pontian dancers from Drama walk (patinada) in the streets of Ouranoupolis, enlivening the cultural tradition of their own unforgettable homeland. They end at the square of the Prosforiou Tower. Local dancers welcome them to treat them, while wine from Drama is offered to visitors as treat (peskesi). Before the dance begins again, the people of Asia Minor cook: they grind tomatoes, which they picked in the…

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The cellar of Arnaia

June 8, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arnea Central Square, Arnea
Arnea, 63074 Greece
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A great meeting of dancers of the Municipality of Aristotle and the Pontians of Drama. They start from the Claudia Papayianni Estate, honouring the cellar of Arnaia. They end at the central square of the settlement, stopping at Gerogiannaion Square and Horostasi. The streets are full of sounds, music, figures, costumes and voices! The party begins!

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Fill the vegetables

June 9, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Nea Roda Pier, Nea Roda Pier
Nea Roda, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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Competition for the best stuffed tomato and the most delicious stuffed greens. Recipes for "yomata" (filling), brought from Asia Minor - with rice from Serres, herbs from the local gardens, fresh tomatoes with their skin, plenty of onions for their added sweet flavour to the tomato jam, pine nuts from the pines of Komitsa, plenty of olive oil from Mount Athos. Nea Roda set the table at the pier, inviting you!

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Planting the trees of Mary Valodimou

June 10, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Xerxes Canal, Nea Roda
Halkidiki, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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We are creating the garden of Mary in an emblematic place in the Xerxes Canal. We remind everyone of her contribution to the promotion of the local gastronomic heritage and the repositioning of louvidia on the local daily and festive table.

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Planting the trees of Evangelia Elias Samara

June 11, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Xerxes Canal, Nea Roda
Halkidiki, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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We are creating the garden of the Evangelia in an emblematic place in the Xerxes Canal. We remind everyone of her contribution to the promotion of the local gastronomic heritage and the establishment of organic sweets as a must taste of Eastern Chalkidiki.

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The feast of the Mediterranean Sea in Eastern Chalkidiki

June 12, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
Eastern Halkidiki, Municipallity Aristotle
Arnea, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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It is Sunday, it is the tree-day national vacation of the Holy Spirit and you are in a gastronomic destination with so many choices! Visit the restaurants that hosted KOUZINA activities, but also those that you will find in the section WHERE TO EAT - OUR RESTAURANTS and be left in the hands and inspiration of our chefs and cooks. Ask for dishes of this year KOUZINA but also dishes from the menu of our local restaurants! You will become…

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The feast of the Mediterranean cuisine of Montenegro

June 13, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
Mount Athos Resort, IERISSOS HALKIDIKI
IERISSOS, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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Montenegrin cuisine is associated with its geographical location, as well as its long history and tradition. It has strong influences from the Mediterranean diet, the neighbouring countries (Serbia, Croatia, Italy), while it is distinct in the coastal areas in relation to the inland. Its coastal zone traditionally belongs to the Mediterranean cuisine, with seafood being a very common dish. The traditional dishes of the Adriatic coast of Montenegro, in contrast to its inland have significant Italian influences. Today the guest…

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The Mediterranean gastronomy of Montenegro

June 14, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
Eagles Palace Resort, IERISSOS HALKIDIKI
IERISSOS, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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A great dinner with high standards. The guest chef from Montenegro, executive chef from HILTON PODGORICA CRNA GORA, Sladana ŠOĆ, "meets" with the multi-talented gastronomic team of chefs of Eagles Palace and presents the delicious imprint of her country, as it is shaped by the use of local products. Fish and lots of seafood, all caught on the Athonite shores by the morning boats, turn the simple recipes into gourmet, because luxury is part of the local tourist activity. Offer…

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The closing ceremony

June 15, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Nea Roda Pier, Nea Roda Pier
Nea Roda, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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There is no more beautiful way to close the celebration of flavours and tradition than a Macedonian concert of traditional instruments (chalkina), at the Pier of Nea Roda. Opposite the Aristotelian Mountain and Mount Athos, the dancers follow the musicians and the participants are awarded for their contribution to the promotion of their place. It is their day and our day! We are waiting for you all!

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May 2023

The feast of walnuts and the wild chestnuts – the opening ceremony

May 15, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Neochori Central Square, Neochori
Halkidiki, 63074 Greece
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This is the KOUZINA 2023 opening ceremony at wonderful Neochori. Its square is beautiful and decorated with colorful carpets. It welcomes Dutch and Belgian press representatives and travel agents. People are happy - celebrating. Spring nature at its best. Housewives offer a sweet spoonful of walnut and chestnut as a welcome treatment. They have collected the fresh fruit in time from Aristotelian forest and Mount Holomontas. The executive chef Tasos Paraskevaidis from the luxurious Mount Athos Resort presents a unique…

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The feast of the fir tree and the beans

May 16, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Neochori & Paleochor Fir Trees Fields, Paleochori, Halkidiki 63074 + Google Map

A table in the heart of the mountainous fir trees cultivations. Rich. Housed. Full of local delicacies. The main dish is the "luvidia with salted pork". The event is always organized in memory of Mary Valodimou. Before eating we plant one more tree for her. Local housewives lead. They show us how they cook local beans. The spring at its best. Nature is celebrating. So do we!

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The feast of the vineyard and the grapes

May 17, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Akrathos Newlands Winery, Megali Panagia
Megali panagia, 63076 Greece
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The Akrathos NewsLand Winery is covered with colorful weaves from Megali Panagia. The table is waiting for us. Grills smoke. Local sausages go into the fire. Bartzakis' cheese accompanies the culinary joy. The voices of the choirs sound up to the Athonian peak - opposite our view. Another symposium, taken from the ancient Greek cuisine begins. We enjoy. What about you?

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The feast of the Aristotelian Forest

May 18, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aristotles Park, Stageira
Halkidiki, Halkidiki 63083 Greece
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The executive chef of THE MET HOTEL, Dimitris Tsananas, presents a street food menu in Aristotle's Park, using aristotelian herbs, local tsipouro and meat: - black boar fillet, - wild goat meat and - tender local veal consist Dimitris's menu, which promises a lot. We are waiting for you at the Park, the event is for everybody! In cooperation with:

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Networking: celebration of Epirus and Arnea pie

May 19, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Arnea Town Hall Sqaure, Arnea
Arnea, Halkidiki 63074 Greece
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The municipal square of Arnea is filled with colors and costumes of the dancers and choirs. It is about the locals, who welcome the Epirotians from Zagoria. Villages. It has been preceded by a patinada in the streets of the village. In the square, the workbenches can be found. People of Epirus prepare the famous Epirus pies filled with our own products: feta Karagiannis, Antonis yogurt, trachana from Varvara, mushrooms from Holomonta Mount, milk from the goats and sheep of…

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Networking: the feast of the Stanos & Epirus pie

May 20, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Stanos, Central Square, 63074 Greece + Google Map

The pie feast continues in Stanos. First we skate with the dancers from Zagoria Villages, Arnea and Stanos. The village children have welcomed us, singing a welcome song. Then we learn to make pies: trachanopita (trichina pie), milk pies and cheese pies. We use traditional cheese from Stanos, wrapped in "touloumia", homemade yogurt and herbs picked from the Stanos plain. Grills smoke. The chops go into the fire. Musicians are there. The party begins!

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The feast of the salted / marinated fish and the local meze

May 21, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Alpe Luxury Accomodation, Olympiada
Halkidiki, 57014 Greece
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In the aristotelian land where fish abounds, locals use to salt or to marinate it. In the wonderful garden of the luxurious Alpe Luxury Accommodation, the guest chef Lefteris Koufadakis from the famous "Boukadoura", Akti Elia, offers salted orkyni and marinated anchovies, accompanied with seafood meze (mezekliki). Its a live cooking demonstration, delivered in the most joyful way! On the name day of Saint Constantine & Helen - in the wonderful Olympiad!

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The summer story of Ierissos

May 22, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Ierissos Central Port, Ierissos Port
Ierissos, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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A fishing boat in the shipyards of Ierissos, which Vassilis is invited to make. A little salted orkyni for kolatsio (snack at work). A cafe in the square, where you meet the captains of local histories. Popi of Kolatsi that prepares food with lemon while spreading embroidered fabrics at her table. A bit of petroto goat cheese by Stathoris. Honey by Athos. A salad with kritama. Gialisteres (oysters) from Komitsa. Tsipouro made with anise. Wild artichokes cooked with tomato jam,…

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Networking: the corsicanian cuisine and the local sea food

May 23, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Xenia Ouranoupolis, Ouranoupolis
Ouranoupolis, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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French guest chef Romuald Royer from Ajaccio, Corsica and the head chef of the KOUZINA feast Dina Nikolaou meet each other at XENIA central pier. In cooperation with the hostess chef Eirini Sdoukou present a cooking demonstration: seafood, like street food – in a first culinary pairing between Corsica and Eastern Halkidiki. Two Mediterranean destinations are culinary networking, promising that this first appearance in Greece will be a reason for strong tourism exchanges. Don’t miss this night!" [mk_button dimension="three" size="large"…

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Networking: the corsicanian cuisine and the Ierissos fish

May 24, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Mount Athos Resort, Ierissos Port
Ierissos, 63075 Greece
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The executive chef of Mount Athos Resort, Tasos Paraskevaidis welcomes the corsicanian guest chef Romuald Royer as well as Dina Nikolaou to create together a seafood menu, where the Mediterranean recipes of Corsica meet the fish of Ierissos, composing dishes that smell iodine and "earth". Three renowned chefs in a "dance" of a culinary creation! Come and "dance" with us. Book now a place at the Mount Athos Resort dining room! [mk_button dimension="three" size="large" bg_color="#a4cf51" text_color="light" icon="moon-book" url="https://issuu.com/999126021/docs/24.05.23_mount_athos_en" target="_self" align="left"…

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The feast of captains and the music

May 25, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Ierissos Central Pier, Mouragio Restaurant
Ierissos, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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Choirs procession in Ierissos, leading to the central pier, where the outdoor dining area is waiting. Seafood meze (mezekliki) has been made by the captains, freshly caught fish, salted orkyni (the ultimate local dish) and plenty of tsipouro become reasons for welcoming us to the most beautiful Spring evening! Let's all be there! Ierissos - the native - is waiting for us!

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The feast of the seafood meze (mezekliki)

May 26, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Molos SeaSide Restaurant, Nea Roda pier
Nea Roda, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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Sous chef Petros Damoulas coming from THE MET HOTEL and chef Dimitris Michailidis representing MOLOS SEASIDE RESTAURANT welcome Italian travel agents as well as you, → to present a Greek seafood menu of appetizers (meze) or (mezekliki), emphasizing to the combination between the sea products and the organic produse of Sea Roda: fish, seafood, wheat, herbs collected from the fields of Komitsa Bay, olives from the local olive trees, fruit from the trees and vegetables consists the menu of the…

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Networking: the Sicilian cuisine and the Aristotelian sea

May 27, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Restaurant Akroyiali, Olympiada Coast
Olympiada, 63074 Greece
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The prominent chef Panos Tziourtzioumis with origin from Paleochori excels in Greece and abroad. The tonight event is dedicated to him, since he leaves the expensive Athenian halls and kitchens to create "by the Aristotelian seafront" dishes that combine fresh seafood and the Sicilian flavors of the Mediterranean land. A culinary networking between Sicily and the Aristotelian sea that will fascinate you! Book a place at Restaurant Akroyiali and enjoy the fantastic dinner with us! [mk_button dimension="three" size="large" bg_color="#a4cf51" text_color="light"…

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Networking: the sicilian cuisine and the monastic cuisine

May 28, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Avaton Luxury Hotel & Villas – Relais & Chateaux, Komitsa Bay
Nea Roda, 63075 Greece
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This is a great culinary meeting: the executive chef of Avaton Luxury Villas Resort Relais & Chateaux Panos Papadopoulos welcomes the multi-talented chef Panos Tziourtzioumis with origin from Paleochori, who excels in Greece and abroad. The two executives create a gourmet menu, exploiting the local fish production and the production of the Athonian land = ...adding Sicilian flavors from Palermo, Messina and Syracuse on our dishes. Will you taste it with us?

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The feast of the monastic products

May 29, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Ouranoupolis Commercial Centre, Ouranoupolis
Halkidiki, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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A gastronomic walk between the Byzantine monuments and the gift / wine shops of Ouranoupolis. Organize in with Trace your Eco!

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The feast of the monastic cuisine

May 30, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Chiliandari Metochi, Ierissos
Ierissos, 63075 Greece
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It's a real Athonian "trapeza" (dinner), given in the courtyard of the church of Zoodochos Pigi. Calm scenery. The lake, the chapel, the metochi, the people. All arranged in a natural grandeur. The Xilandar wine, which has been produced in the vineyards of the Holy Monastery Hilandar (in Mount Athos) since 1000 years!!!, is offered in abundance. The feast of the monastic cuisine begins!

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The feast of the monastic cuisine

May 31, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monastery ZYGOU, Land Border of Mount Athos
Ouranoupolis, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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Representation of an authentic monastic dinner, being held at the archaeological site of the Monastery Zygou, on the land border of Mount Athos. The monument is used for the first time in its history, so that the event can be held in memory of Monk Epiphanios Mylopotaminos. Popular Greek chefs create dishes of the authentic monastic cuisine, like those, they were taught to create by Monk, promoting Mount Athos. Hamble and untouched natural, but also Serbian religious music, from the…

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June 2023

The KOUZINA in ARISTOTELIAN EVENTS and into the memory

June 1, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Stratoni Central Port, Stratoni Hills
Stratoni, 63082 Greece
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Stratoni honors the memory of the most emblematic personality of local history: Alexandros Athanasiadis - Bodosakis. It names a main street in memory of the benefactor's contribution to the village / area. Two seafood tables can be found at the same time in the village to welcome those, who will attend the evening of honor: one on the hill of Saint Theodoros and one in the harbor - with natural view on Mount Athos and the Aristotelian Mountain. The church…

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The feast of the monastic products

June 2, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Ouranoupolis Commercial Centre, Ouranoupolis
Halkidiki, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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A gastronomic walk between the Byzantine monuments and the gift / wine shops of Ouranoupolis. Organize in with Trace your Eco!

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The pulgrimage route

June 3, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Eastern Halkidiki, Greece + Google Map

A walk from the chapels of Pyrgadikia → to the Holy Pilgrimage of Virgin Mary and from there → to the Holy Temples of Paleochori and → to the chapels of Arnea. The end of the route is the Metropolitan Church of Saint Stephanos. And then? → To the magical ARISTOTELOUS located in the Arnea central square, where you will taste the flavors of the monastic cuisine, made by Theodosis & Evie! Follow us! by trace your eco!

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The Mediterranean cuisine of the unforgettable homelands

June 4, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Eastern Halkidiki, Greece + Google Map

On the first Sunday of summer, the Sunday of the Holy Spirit, Eastern Halkidiki welcomes you to its restaurants, to treat you dishes of the Mediterranean Asia Minor and the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy lunch or dinner at the "LOCAL PRODUCT certified restaurants", as they consist a guarantee of quality and value. Happy Holidays!

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The feast of the Asia Minor kebab

June 5, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Kentrikon, Ouranoupolis
Halkidiki, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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Chef Theologis Kampouris with origin from Ierissos, who excels in Denmark, returns "home" and "sets up" his Greek Corner in Ouranoupolis. He meets Katerina and Elena at THE KENTRIKON. They create a group of young people: mashing meat, spices and peppers, grilling the kebab, making tzatziki, salads and "alifes salads", mixing sauces and marinades and cooking in the CENTRAL street of Ouranoupoli. They offer delicious kebab like the one that was offered at the unforgettable homeland! Come experience it, taste…

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The feast of the Asia Minor “tylichto” (wrapped souvlaki or pita gyros)

June 6, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Paraty All Day Beach Bar, Stratoni Beach
Stratoni, Halkidiki 63082 Greece
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This evening, chef Theologis Kambouris with origin from Ierissos and Alexandros Mineros from PARATY all day bar meet each other, preparing the grill: they offer pies made by Angeliki filled with souzoukakia (a recipe with origin from Asia Minor, "came" by grandmother Vangelio). They also wrap souvlaki. Tzatziki, fresh tomato, spices and herbs consist the ingredients of the "tylichto", taking all of us in a visual trip to those alleys of Asia Minor, where the smells defined the quality of…

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The feast of the sea food Pontiac meze (mezekliki)

June 7, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Fish Restaurant “Armyra”, Ierissos Beach
Ierissos, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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"You are kindly invited and welcomed to the “Armyra” in Ierissos, where Giorgos, the owner, prepares pontiac sea food meze (mezekliki). He is completed by chef Sofia Urganzidou and Nikos Kipsidis, who honor their Pontiac origin, referring to the Pontiac recipes and creating / offering Pontiac dishes to every dinner. What will the three chef cook? Read the menu card: Read the menu! Come, ask for Giorgos…

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The feast of Asia Minor and the Greek hospitality

June 8, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Prosforiou Tower, Ouranoupolis, Ouranoupolis Beach
Ouranoupolis, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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How can a feast on the beach, at the Tower of Prosforiou / Ouranoupolis, be a reason to honor repeaters? The answer will be given by XENIOS ZEUS and the Asia Minor feast organized to honor an Austrian visitor, who has been choosing the destination for fifty years! Under the Athonian peak and close to Drenia Islets, the Municipality of Aristoteles rewards, honors and thanks, giving the stamp of Greek hospitality, which defines that the "foreign-guest" is a deeply respected…

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A sea food dinner from Asia Minor

June 9, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Restaurant OLYMPIC, Olympiada Coast
Olympiada, 63074 Greece
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At Fish Restaurant OLYMPIC, on the Aristotelian Sea, the guest chef Sofia Teftsi - from the emblematic Maiami Seafood Restauran Thessaloniki, connects the past with the present - Asia Minor with Olympiada. She uses products of the Aristotelian Sea and presents to the public a four-course menu inspired from the urban cuisine of Smyrna, where: ✔️the tasty, ✔️the meraklidiko, ✔️the deep flavor – till the bone – ✔️the clean and tidy composed the rich Smyrna dinners with the mezeklikia and…

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The feast of qualitative street food

June 10, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Karagatsia Beach, Ammouliani
Halkidiki, 63075 Greece
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It's a special day! It's the day that DELTA 360 and the teachers: ⇥ Sofia Georgakakis, ⇥ Yiannis Angeloudas and ⇥ Sofia Urgantzidou meet the Maltese guest chef Aldo Vella to create the most incredible street food menu of the summer. Ammouliani and Malta in a culinary networking to sense the culinary adrenaline! Don't miss it for any reason! Read the menu! In cooperation with:

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Networking: Malta’s Mediterranean cuisine feast

June 11, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Avaton Luxury Hotel & Villas – Relais & Chateaux, Komitsa Bay
Nea Roda, 63075 Greece
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The Maltese chef Eldo Vella and the executive chef of Avaton Luxury Villas Resort, Panos Papadopoulos invest knowledge and experience on this dinner. The sea around Mount Athos offers the inspiration. The athonian land gives the products. Relais Chateuax & Michelin in a magical combination. Skills at the highest level. Mediterranean cuisine at its best. Malta and Eastern Halkidiki in a sea Mediterranean feast.

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Networking: Portuguese feast of the Mediterranean cuisine

June 12, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Mount Athos Resort, Ierissos Port
Ierissos, 63075 Greece
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It's a special dinner. The charismatic executive chef Tasos Paraskevaidis of Mount Athos Resort welcomes the Portuguese guest chef Elisio Bernardes, to create dishes of traditional Portuguese cuisine, using ingredients produced in Akanthios Gulf and Ierissos. Fish, seafood and wild artichokes, local cheese, Athonian honey from the hills of Mavro Aloni, Akanthios wines and wines produced in Mount Athos, local beer from Stathori brewery, ... all structure special culinary creations, presenting the Portuguese version / use of our local products.…

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The Aristotelian Symposium

June 13, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Άλσος Αριστοτέλη, Stagira
Stagira, Halkidiki 63083 Greece
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This summer is the first one - after three (3) years of pandemic, which allows us to reciprocate and talk about culture. On the occasion of KOUZINA 2023, the Municipality of Aristotelis included in the cultural calendar of THE ARISTOTELIANS exceptional gastro-cultural activities, dedicated to the Aristotelian dimension of all. One of them with the title and theme THE ARISTOTELIAN SYMPOSIUM, where the executive chef of THE MET Dimitris Tsananas presents culinary topics of ancient Greek cuisine. Among texts about…

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Networking: Portuguese feast of the Mediterranean cuisine

June 14, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Finest Fish Restaurant Kokkinos, Ouranoupolis Halkidiki 63075 Greece + Google Map

A dinner full of Portuguese appetizers, tappas, hamon, codfish, oysters and fresh seafood delicacies is offered tonight by Savvas Kokkinos and the famous Portuguese guest chef Elisio Bernardes at Finest Fish Restaurant Kokkinos. We will be introduced to the Portuguese cuisine, as friends who enjoy drinking and having fun this summer afternoon in Ouranoupolis. Let's all taste together the culinary palette of the Portuguese Mediterranean cuisine, created by the chefs, using only our own (local) products! [mk_button dimension="three" size="large" bg_color="#a4cf51"…

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The closing ceremony

June 15, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Ierissos Central Pier, Ierissos Coast
Ierissos, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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More than 1000 volunteers - the KOUZINA heroes will be awarded at the central pier of Ierissos, in a magical musical evening - a trip to the Balkans. We are waiting for you all!

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May 2024

From Aristotle to Mount Athos

May 15 @ 6:00 pm
Mount Athos Resort, Ierissos Port
Ierissos, 63075 Greece
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International symposium of a pilgrimage and cultural flavor. Aristotle, the all-wise philosopher of the ancient world - our ancestor, fellow citizen - decisively changes the ideas, the education and the methodology of the sciences. He dominates to the reflection of the western world, since the system that explains in his documents also works in the Christian Middle Ages. The power of the Aristotelian universe infuses ecclesiastical thought, through Aristotle's influence on great theologians.

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From Aristotles to Mount Athos

May 16 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Ancient Stageora, Olympiada
Olympiada, Halkidiki 57014 Greece
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International symposium of a pilgrimage and cultural flavor. Aristotle, the all-wise philosopher of the ancient world - our ancestor, fellow citizen - decisively changes the ideas, the education and the methodology of the sciences. He dominates to the reflection of the western world, since the system that explains in his documents also works in the Christian Middle Ages. The power of the Aristotelian universe infuses ecclesiastical thought, through Aristotle's influence on great theologians.

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From Aristotles to Mount Athos

May 17 @ 2:00 am - 5:00 pm
Athonite Gulf, Mount Athos
Ouranoupolis, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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International symposium of a pilgrimage and cultural flavor. Aristotle, the all-wise philosopher of the ancient world - our ancestor, fellow citizen - decisively changes the ideas, the education and the methodology of the sciences. He dominates to the reflection of the western world, since the system that explains in his documents also works in the Christian Middle Ages. The power of the Aristotelian universe infuses ecclesiastical thought, through Aristotle's influence on great theologians.

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The tsigarista (fried small pieces of pork meat) and the potatoes

May 18 @ 8:00 pm
Paleochori Central Square, Paleochori, Halkidiki 63074 Greece + Google Map

It's wonderful that in Paleochori locals still cook and fry delicious "tsigaridia" and potatoes in the extra virgin olive oil of Megali Panagia. It is a great value, a precious data for Greece - to fry in such an olive oil, like that of Eastern Halkidiki. In our country (of the olive tree), olive oil is the most important national product: its bitterness, the delicious spiciness of its taste and all its complex aromatic elements add up to a boon.…

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The traditional café (kafenedes) and the fried pies (pitadoudia)

May 19 @ 8:00 pm
Stanos, Central Square, 63074 Greece + Google Map

Today's story begins in a traditional cafe (kafenes) in Stanos: it is the old ""Dimitra's"" kafenes, which today serves delicious dishes of the local cuisine. Simple but hearty delicacies, made with few but local ingredients, dishes of very fresh and local raw materials, which deifies the products of the land at their most prime moment. In the Stanos kafenedes, people still cook with what is available, just like ""old people"" did. The ""table"" offered what the earth had - in…

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The sea litany, networking and dava dinner

May 20 @ 8:00 pm
Ouranoupolis Square Prosforiou, Ouranoupolis
Ouranoupolis, 63075 Greece
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Eve of Saints Constantine & Helen! Ouranoupolis. Where ➡️ they are protectors and Patron Saints. Vespers in the Church. Religious holiday. A band. A litany of religious people. Girls dressed in Asia Minor costumes. Procession. Spring at its best. The shopping center full of trinkets and goods. The tower is imposing. Its square, the gate of Mount Athos. Lights. A nice music. And then the twinning: between the Municipality of Aristotle and the Municipality of Banja Luka from Bosnia-Herzegovina. "I…

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The feast of Sain Constantine & Helen at Ouranoupolis

May 21 @ 8:00 pm
Ouranoupolis Square Prosforiou, Ouranoupolis
Ouranoupolis, 63075 Greece
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Dance in the Tower Prosforiou Square. Skater. Feast. Traditional music bands. Dancers dressed in colorful costumes. Musicals. The Macedonia of joy and the perpetuation of customs. All of Greece at the Gate of Mount Athos. We welcome Bosnians. Yesterday in the same square we became brothers. We dance with them. Smoke from roasts. Voices. We live it! Come too!

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4 seafood pastes: of Tuscany

May 23 @ 8:00 pm
Mount Athos Resort, Ierissos Port
Ierissos, 63075 Greece
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How could the culinary culture of Tuscany be networked with the local seafood cuisine in the destination of marine abundance, means the Athonian gulfs? Easily. In the Athonian Society, where all the sea products are divinely concentrated, local seafood production meets the Italian pastes and creates a new, authentic identity in the cosmopolitan confusion. In the place of true stories, culinary myths - between the delicious, the mystical, the mundane and the otherworldly. The Italian visiting chef Francesco Piparo meets…

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4 sea food pastes: of Puglia

May 24 @ 8:00 pm
Fish Restaurant Tzanis – TRINITY, Ammouliani
Halkidiki, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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There are destinations that spread an unadulterated charm, that say eternal stories, that tell unique myths, that turn descriptions into experience. All indelibly imprinted in calendars of travel and culinary memories. One such place is the Italian Puglia, which is lazily lost in the Adriatic and the Ionian - on the same geographical parallel as Ammouliani. There (in Ammouliani) - at the historic seafood tavern Tzanis - not far away of the Athonian peak, Puglia and Ammouliani meet each other's…

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4 sea food pastes: from Palermo

May 25 @ 8:00 pm
Restaurant Akroyiali, Olympiada Coast
Olympiada, 63074 Greece
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A traditional Sicilian recipe, pasta alla Norma owes its name to "Norma", the famous Sicilian melodrama by Vincenzo Bellini. Her godfather is Nino Martoglio. The legend finds the Sicilian author being excited by the taste of pasta (usually penne) and the eggplant Mediterranean sauce. Then he exclaimed "Norma!", likening their taste to his favorite opera. Today the Sicilian guest chef Francesco Piparo presents a Sicilian Norma cooked with local vegetables and flavored with aromatic herbs - collected by Andreas from…

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4 sea food pastes: of Messina

May 26 @ 8:00 pm
Ouranoupolis Commercial Road, Ouranoupolis
Ouranoupolis, Halkidiki 63075 Greece
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Pasta con le sarde is a typical dish of Sicilian cuisine. It is seasonal: it is enjoyed from March to September, when in Sicily freshly caught sardines and wild fennel can be found. There are many variations of this pasta. According to Sicilian tradition, pasta with sardines was invented by an Arab chef of Eufemio da Messina during the Arab military campaign in the area of Syracuse. The above mentioned chef had to prepare food for the numerous troops, but…

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June 2024

The Mediterranean Malta

June 12 @ 8:00 pm
Avaton Luxury Hotel & Villas – Relais & Chateaux, Komitsa Bay
Nea Roda, 63075 Greece
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A dinner coming from Valletta, which is "transported" to the Komitsa Coast. Guest chef Emie Briefa and the executive chef of Avaton Relais & Chateaux, Panos Papadopoulos, collaborate, offering to the travelers an amazing Maltese menu with a Mediterranean flavor. Main course is the famous rabbit - singature recipe of Malta. A magical dinner, in a mythical landscape - Mount Athos and Akanthios Bay as the background.

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Green Mediterranean Islands in the same parallel

June 13 @ 8:00 pm
Camino Club, Xiropotami
Ierissos, 63075 Greece
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Malta and Eastern Halkidiki, are "bathed" in the red sun's light, which sets in Xiropotami. A "paradise" beach. The white sand. The peak of Mount Athos in the crazy dance, set up by nature around the Camino Club. We welcome Maltese guest chefs. Local ones cook with them, culinaryly deifying the Mediterranean. Music is intoxicating. Dishes are based on our own products - of the sea. The "green Mediterranean islands on the same geographical parallel" promote two destinations. Sun falls…

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Only grilled sea food!

June 14 @ 8:00 pm
Restaurant OLYMPIC, Olympiada Coast
Olympiada, 63074 Greece
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A magical workbench is put on the pedestrian coastal street of Olympiada. The Aristotelian sea and the Ancient Stagira are the background. Fish of all kinds are grilled on site. Smoke billow and lick the air. The smell is fascinating. Mediterranean. Ripe tomatoes and vegetables collected from the local gardens are also grilled. Maltese chefs Emie Brieffa and Aldo Vera are introduced to the mentality of the locals. Walks. Smells. Sea music. The Mediterranean Sea. Malta learns Greece. All on…

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The mediterranean workshop

June 15 @ 8:00 pm
Finest Fish Restaurant Kokkinos, Ouranoupolis Halkidiki 63075 Greece + Google Map

Culinary workshop at Finest Fish Restaurant Kokkinos. Mediterranean dishes: local seafood and herbs. Maltese visiting chefs Emie Briefa and Aldo Vela present Maltese street food. Pies filled with all nature's treasure and Stathori goat and yellow cheeses! Seafood skewers, fish bruschettas, vegetables with various sauces, sun-dried tomatoes, pasta with delicious Mediterranean marinades, etc. - prepared by the magical team of chefs in Kokkinos' cozy yard - where bustling Ouranoupolis meets the culinary culture of Malta. We are definitely waiting for…

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