‘Sympossio Greek Gourmet Touring’, lasting from the 30th of January until the 17th of February, is a journey of Greek gastronomy in the big cities of Europe. The aim of the event is the promotion of Greece through cuisine, nutrition and local products, in a vivid, experiential way.
The ‘Sympossio’ brings together a host of experts, including trade partners, to take part in a multi-dimensional experience. These include tourism representatives and a wider social mass: bodies of state, transportation, travel agents and tour operators, Greek producers, as well as representatives of local and international media.
The new title ‘Sympossio’ adds to the event’s cultural and historic continuity, as it continues a tradition which began in ancient Greek Symposiums. The principles of hospitality, entertainment and food, will be combined in a joint participatory process; cooking, eating and drinking in unison. This year’s journey of Greek gastronomy to the big cities of Europe relies on the strength of collectivity.
The event has been expanded and the 3rd Greek Gourmet Touring will visit 7 European countries and 15 cities: Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich, Salzburg, Zurich, Geneva, Lausanne, Lyon, Toulouse, Rome, Florence, Brussels, London.