Here comes Mount Athos Area Gourmet 2013!
Sealed by the organisational signature of chef Dina Nikolaou, more than 15 chefs create menus and tastes which highlight the local tradition, the culinary backgrounds and influences, but the local products as well. Gastronomic contests, cooking lessons, traditional nature’s celebrations, pastry demonstrations…all dance for a whole month around a tourism maypole, which attracts thousands of visitors to the region.
One of the most particular characteristics is the Aristotelian Walk, a route of 17km, protected by the European Treaty Natura 2000, the mountain of Aristotle, ie where hundreds of rare plants and herbs are hosted, which- according to ancient writings- the philosopher advised Great Alexander to use as medication during battles or his disease. Following on the steps of Aristotle you can also collect these plants viewing to Acanthios Gulf and head to Ancient Stageira, where Aristotle was born and gaze the most beautiful view you have ever imagined. Between history and nature’s majesty!
More information about Mount Athos Area Gourmet on: www.Mountathosarea.org