Festival of Taste and Tradition

The Festival of Taste and Tradition is a wine tasting trip to the Aegean blue, highlighting the culinary culture of Patmos and of other islands.

Patmos is the most important religious destination of our country and the Festival of Taste and Tradition hopes to develop and upgrade even more the local gastronomy and gain one more advantage, seeking to highlight and offer the treasures of the earth and the kitchen, to all of its guests during the summer months.

The Aegean Festival of Taste and Tradition is under the auspices of the Monastery and is held the third weekend of June by the newspaper PATMIAKA CHRONIA, with coorganizers the Municipality of Patmos, the Region of Southern Aegean and the non-profit company “REVELATION”. The organization is also supported by sponsors and associations of our island and of the surrounding islands.

Well known and famous chefs and gourmets like Vefa Alexiadou, Lefteris Lazarou, Eleni Psychouli, Georgia Kofina, Vicky Smyrli, Joseph Zisiadis, Sotiris Zacharias, Eftichis Bletsas, Nikos Christoforou, Dimitris Pamporis (winner of a Toque d’or) and many Patmians like George Grillis (winner of a Toque d’or), Eleni Travlou, Benetos Matthaiou and others have given a special reputation to the Festival. This year honorary gourmet will be Ms. Dina Nikolaou.

Like every year, this year, the special dishes of our islands will star, along with with their cooks and our local products. The gourmets will choose the 12 best dishes.

The 8th Festival that takes place on June 21, 2015 will be dedicated to local producers and will honor them with a special photography exhibition, which will point out COUNTRY LIFE. George Amyras and Aristides Miaoulis will be the presenters. Supporter of the feature on local producers will be the TV journalist of ALPHA, Vicky Chantzi.

As part of the Aegean Festival of Taste and Tradition and of the support of wider WELLNESS in our lives, a Cultural Cycling Event is also organized on June 20, comprising :

  • Cycling for Adults, symbolically uniting the monuments and cultural places on the island of Patmos, Monastery, Apocalypse, Baptistery, Campos and Kallikatsou and

  • JUNIOR cycling for children.

George Amyras is in charge

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