The authorities have now embarked on an effort to further promote local products already famous and appreciated in Greece and abroad, such as wine, cherry tomatoes, yellow split peas called fava in Greece- and capers. An event for the presentation of the initiative was held at the Acropolis Museum in Athens on January 16.
It was attended by Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni, Rural Development and Food Minister Athanasios Tsaftaris, officials, and academics.
Addressing the event, Kefalogianni referred to the promotion of Greek gastronomy as one of the ministry's immediate priorities in its effort to add to the tourism product and extend the tourist season in Greece. The official inauguration of Santorini’s Year of Gastronomy will be held at the Bellonio Culrural Foundation in Fira on February 3.