Thessaloniki, is the second largest city in Greece and one of the oldest cities in Europe. It is situated on the Thermaikos Gulf on the North Aegean Sea and has been on the cross roads for many cultures through the ages.
Thessaloniki has been an important economic, industrial, commercial and political center for south-eastern Europe for the past 4,000 years. Its unique geographical position between Eastern Europe and Asia has kept the city to the front line of historical developments throughout its history.
Thessaloniki, today, is a thriving modern city with an edge on culture and gastronomy. This beautiful port city with its impressive historical attractions, also offers renowned cuisine, featured in its many traditional taverns and gourmet restaurants, cafes, bars and nightlife. Home to “Koulouri Thessaloninki’s” and phylo pastries, among many other culinary experiences, Thessaloniki has been making the international news as a unique destination for the gourmet. The on-going “Thessaloniki Food Festival” and the many more seasonal gastronomy events have been there to support it.
The 1st Gourmet Olive Exhibition aspires to be part of this rich cultural and gastronomical agenda of the city attracting visitors from all over the world.
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