Tuesday, July 16 2024

Michelin guide will promote Greek gastronomy worldwide, said Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias

Greek Tourism Minister, Vassilis Kikilias, praised Greek chefs, restaurants and taverns as well as to the people of the primary production sector, for the unique culinary experience that the country offers.

"I want to thank the excellent Greek Chefs and the entire food service industry for the very good work they do", emphasized Mr. Kikilias, noting that "the country is a unique culinary destination, thus extending the tourist season".

"Thus, the agreement we signed with the Michelin guide maximizes the possibilities of promoting Greek gastronomy all over the world," noted the Greek Tourism Minister from Stockholm.

Regarding the effort to extend the tourist season, Mr. Kikilias, who in September has successively visited Berlin, Vienna, Paris and Stockholm, pointed out that the incentives given by the Prime Minister from the Thessaloniki International Exhibition to the airlines and tour operators, are an opportunity for the country to have a strong presence in the off season, for the first time.

"All together, hoteliers, restaurateurs, merchants, tourism people, we are making a concerted effort to extend the tourist season, bringing additional income to the Greek economy," said Mr. Kikilias, stressing that "one more flight, one more week, one more still a destination is a profit for the country".