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Mount Athos Area Kouzina 2017 It will as always last a whole month: from 15 May 2017 until 15 June 2017 and will focus on local tradition, which wants the people of the Athos region to honour their land at every chance, thanking it for the gifts it offers. However, it will marry this tradition with gourmet creations, always based on local organic produce. Celebrations of nature, the sea, the land and its products, contests and traditional cooking lessons, flavours that highlight our organic products and rich produce, flavours from Asia Minor, ancient, traditional, monastic, Mediterranean, and gourmet dishes - created by local and celebrity chefs. Consult your activities program and arrange your vacation where you prefer, in the hotels that host kouzina activities or in those in the list attached to the program. Be assured that whatever you choose, you will be completely satisfied with our renowned hospitality. Enjoy!

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Activities Program S/N

Day

Time

Place / Reservations*

Subject / Menu Title

Ancient Greek Cuisine 1

15.5

20:00

Arnea, Traditional CafĂŠ "Lanara" iro.ig36@gmail.com

The feast of the forest fruits

2

16.5

20:00

Paleochori, Central Sqaure info@mountathosarea.org

The feast of the "louvidia"

3

17.5

20:00

Stanos, Central Square info@mountathosarea.org

The feast of the honey

4

18.5.

20:00

Cholomontas, restaurant Viraggas info@viraggas.gr

The feast of mushrooms

5

19.5

20:00

Varvara, Central Square info@mountathosarea.org

From Pindos to Aristoteles Mountain

6

20.5

20:00

Olympiada, restaurant Akroyiali hotel.liotopi@gmail.com

Dinner for Aristoteles

7

21.5

20:00

Olympiada, Central pier info@mountathosarea.org

From Pindos to Aristoteles Mountain


Mount Athos Area Kouzina 2017 Description

Traditional pastry lesson , where Angelos and Fotini Gagani will prepare unique sweets and homemade liqueurs, using the rarest fruits from the forest Holomontas and many herbs from the Aristotelian flora . The course will end in celebration, where local choirs will accompany dinner in the stone squares of Arnaia . Do not miss it! Book it now! Traditional cooking class which will be delivered by housewives - members of the Women's Association of Palaiochori, promoting the famous "louvidia" recipes. "Louvidia" are traditional beans grown in the region of Neochori - Palaiochori and they are famous for their excellent quality. The feast will end up in a "May Day" celebration, to show the way in which elders celebrated the importance of every day of the year "Traditional pastry lesson, based on Stanos honey production. The feast will end up in a children celebration, who will sing and dance reviving old traditions, while a summer ""gourounochara custom"" will consist a contemporary symposium and the best tasty epilogue of the event! Do not miss it for any reason. Book a place now! A menu with ancient Greek origins and inspiration from the local mushroom culture of Cholomontas. An excellent spring night with chef Dimitris Pamporis from Ekies All Senses Resort and Vasilis Chairistanidis creating magical recipes and distilling strong tsipouro, offering it to those who booked on time a seat at his ancient Greek table! Traditional pie demonstration : the famous "meat pie" of Epirus will be presented by members of the Brotherhood of Kalama and the delicious Varvara "trachana pie" will be prepared by members of the Women 's Agricultural Association "Dryades". The feast will end up in songs and dances! With herbs, plants and fruits from the Aristotelian Mountain, Louloudia Alexiadou creates dishes that combine the flavours of fresh forest fruit with sea products! A feast of scents and colours makes up a sea menu, inspired by the Aristotelian writings. Don't miss it for anything in the world! Book your participation now! "Milk pie" demonstration : members of Kalama Association will show us how to make the famous Epirus "milk pie", using local goat milk from the Aristotelian Mountain pasturages, while members of the "Ancient Stagira" Cultural Association will present the "Asia Minor milk pie", made by the same milk and organic products. Since the ancient town of Stagira is the background, you will love the quality and the content of the event!

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Activities Program S/N

Day

Time

Place / Reservations*

Subject / Menu Title

Sea Food 8

22.5.

20:00

Stratoni, main port info@mountathosarea.org

The fist of fisheren

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23.5.

20:00

Ierissos, hils of ancient Akanthos info@mountathosarea.org

The sea excursion of Ierissos and the "orkyni" corning

10

24.5

20:00

Ouranoupolis, restaurant Lemoniadis info@xenonasdioni.com

The feast of the sea

11

25.5

20:00

Ouranoupolis, cultural center info@mountathosarea.org

The gifts of the rain

12

26.5

20:00

Ammouliani, main port info@mountathosarea.org

The feast of the sea food recipes

13

27.5

20:00

Ammouliani, main port info@mountathosarea.org

The fishermen's feast

14

28.5

20:00

Ammouliani, fish restaurant Anemotrata taverna.anemotrata@gmail.com

The feast of the port


Mount Athos Area Kouzina 2017 Description

A fishing feast in the port of Stratoni, a joyful festival of the sea. The people of this particular corner of the peninsula before Mount Athos honor the gifts offered by sea and land and often organize such celebrations. Feasting, dancing, local wine and liquor and plenty of fish offered to attendees make up a wonderful tourist experience that will fascinate you. The background of Ierissos port inspires the members of the Ierissos Women's Association, who organize a gastronomical excursion on the green hills of the "old village" (Aroviglis), where they offer local diches with origin from the culinary tradition and the time. They corn "orkyni" (a type of tuna fish), they sing songs and the dance, luring the visitors into a tour in the time, where everything is turned into a dreamy trip. Follow them! Fresh fish and seafood, cooked in the most traditional way, highlight the pure taste of the local seafood (Mediterranean) cuisine. A wonderful mouth-watering menu to accompany ouzo gives the opportunity to Michalis Lemoniadis to apply once again his father's Iosif techniques, who created in Ouranoupoli the first tavern of the village that today is a gourmet trademark of the bustling beach. Cooking class, which teaches the way in which the wild snails can be cooked. The locals who came from Asia Minor considered that the snails were "the gifts of the rain". The cooking class will be delivered at the Cultural Center of Ouranoupolis' yard, attracting many visitors. Book now a place, to be among the lucky ones! The local housewives will cook seafood in front of the beautiful harbour of the island, delivering cooking classes one after the other: seafood orzo risotto, fried sea anemone, fricassee fish, pies with Athos Gulf herbs, etc. Then they will offer their culinary creations and close the culinary show with songs from their memorable homeland. Don't miss it for anything in the world! Ammouliani has the largest fishing fleet in central Macedonia. This means that the fish offered in the island's restaurants is caught on the same day. Besides, in Ammouliani if a fish was caught yesterday, it is not considered fresh! That is why the inhabitants welcome visitors to the fishing boats of the harbour, where they revive the traditional custom of "gripos", they teach them fishing techniques. The catch comes to the port, where it is grilled on the spot and, accompanied by Athonite tsipouro and wine, it becomes a joyful celebration of the sea! A genuine sea menu with the signature of Vangelis Tousios. Overlooking the harbour and the peninsula the taste of the dishes, based on local sea food will fascinate you. Book your participation now!

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Activities Program S/N

Day

Time

Place / Reservations*

Subject / Menu Title

Monastic Cuisine 15

29.5

20:00

Megali Panagia, Holy Virgin Pilgrimage info@mountathosarea.org

The feast of the monastic cuisine

16

30.5.

20:00

Ouranoupolis, AVATON educational experimental farm info@avatonfarm.gr

The feast of the monastic cosmetics

17

31.5

20:00

Stratoniki, Saint Nikolas of the Mountain (tou vounou) info@mountathosarea.org

The feast of the monastic cuisine

18

1.6

20:00

Ouranoupolis, Athos Bar Restaurant athos.taverna2013@gmail.com

The feast of the monastic cuisine

19

2.6

20:00

Ouranoupolis, Eating & Wandering info@mountathosarea.org

The feast of the monasti products

20

3.6

20:00

Ouranoupolis, Eating & Wandering info@mountathosarea.org

The feast of the monastic products

21

4.6

20:00

Ouranoupolis, Eating & Wandering info@mountathosarea.org

The feast of the monastic products

The Cuisine of the Unforgettable Homelands 22

5.6

20:00

Ouranoupolis, Ayia Marina Suites sales@ayiamarinasuites.com

The Asia Minor pie

23

6.6

20:00

Nea Roda, Costa Costa beach bar & mini restaurant kostassym@me.com

The feast of organic oriental desserts


Mount Athos Area Kouzina 2017 Description

Traditional religious kourbani, a practice of Christianized common dinners, based on recipes taken from the local religious tradition. It takes place in the courtyard of the Holy Shrine of Megali Panagia and it is combined with a pilgrimage to the Virgin and participation in the Great Vespers Herbal cosmetics class, which will be delivered by Chryssa Grigoriou at the green yard of Avaton just few meters away from the land border of Mount Athos. Organic products, wild herbs and athonian olive oil are turned into organic cosmetics, creams, soaps, wax creams and what you can think about. Do not miss the opportunity to gain this fantastic experience! Book your participation and live the moment! A monastic dinner, which takes place on the slopes of the Aristotelian Mountain, cooked by chef Giota Polychronidou and representatives of local women's associations. Held in the magical courtyard of the Church Agios Nikolaos tou Vounou with incredible views of the bay and Mount Athos, combined with participation in the Great Vespers. Don't miss it! Book your participation now! Original Mount Athos dinner by Miranda Gkioura, which will be followed by Athonite wine tasting. Indeed Metochi of Chromitsa presents original Mount Athos wines, made from the fruit of the vineyards of Mount Athos and by the hands of the monks. Among the many varieties, "Kormilitsa", the official wine of the Cremlin, stands out! Wandering among the blessed products of Mount Athos and Byzantine, religious monuments, that will create the most beautiful gastro-cultural summer memory. An exceptional tour to the cultural monuments of Mount Athos and the culinary habits of its monks! Book your participation now! Your choice will prove you right! Wandering among the blessed products of Mount Athos and Byzantine, religious monuments, that will create the most beautiful gastro-cultural summer memory. An exceptional tour to the cultural monuments of Mount Athos and the culinary habits of its monks! Book your participation now! Your choice will prove you right! Wandering among the blessed products of Mount Athos and Byzantine, religious monuments, that will create the most beautiful gastro-cultural summer memory. An exceptional tour to the cultural monuments of Mount Athos and the culinary habits of its monks! Book your participation now! Your choice will prove you right!

Amazing traditional cooking class inspired of Cappadocia : it will be delivered by local housekeepers with origin from Asia Minor. The event will be accompanied by Asia Minor musical sounds. It's also a historical recursion to the tastes, a virtual trip to "those" kitchens and a wandering among the land of the gastronomical revelations. Do not miss it for any reason! A lesson in traditional confectionery by Ifigenia Manolouda, who creates preserves and jams, collecting fruits from the fertile land of Nea Roda. The recipes are based on techniques coming from Asia Minor, while her speciality is the "watermelon preserve" which highlights the rich production of the fields in Nea Roda. Later, famous bartenders will take the lead and create fragrant cocktails with these jams and mountovina and also present the signature KOUZINA cocktail. An event not to be missed! Fill out the entry form and join our gang!

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Activities Program S/N

Day

Time

Place / Reservations*

Subject / Menu Title

24

7.6

20:00

Stratoni, chapel of Saint Theodoron info@mountathosarea.org

The feast of the anatolian spicy tastes

25

8.6

20:00

Ouranoupolis, Alexandros Palace Resort & Spa alexh@otenet.gr

The Pontus celebration

26

9.6

20:00

Ouranoupolis, AVATON educational experimental farm info@avatonfarm.gr

The Asia Minor "sea meeting"

27

10.6

20:00

Ammouliani, fish restaurant Megali Ammos giotastudio@yahoo.gr

The feast of the Mount Athos sea

28

11.6

20:00

Ammouliani, The Roost

From Galimi to Ammouliani

Mediterranean Cuisine 29

12.6

20:00

Ouranoupolis, Eagles Palace Resort & Spa info@eaglespalace.gr

The feast of Mediterranean olive oil

30

13.6

20:00

Stagira, Aristoteles Park info@mountathosarea.org

The ottoman dinner

31

14.6

20:00

Komitsa Coast info@mountathosarea.org

The fishermen's dinner

32

14.6

20:00

Tripiti, Theoskepasti ship info@mountathosarea.org

The closing ceremony


Mount Athos Area Kouzina 2017 Description

Traditional cooking class entitled "Politiko Mydopilafo" will be delivered by local housekeepers nearby the romantic chapel of Saint Theodoron with the majestic view at Akantios Gulf. They will prepare religious dinner, using mussels of Olympiada and they will teach the way in which they cook. Handmade variety of meze will be offered after the lesson! Do you believe that you must miss it? A cultural and gastronomic meeting of Pontic Greeks of the region. Music, dance and flavour from their unforgettable homelands will end in the best way this special week.

Cooking class delivered by Chryssa Grigoriou. Fresh sea products are cooked according to the Asia Minor techniques, being ideally married with the gastronomy history and creating what is called "heritage". All these - only for few persons- will take place in the wonderful "Aegean Sea balcony" belongs to the wonderful farm. All flavours of the Athonite sea mingle, creating incredible combinations and matching cooking techniques and uses of fresh produce. The smell of the sea, the view on Mount Athos and the sandy Drenia islands inspire Giota Tsakni to create culinary works of art! A menu brought from the kitchens of Asia Minor and the fragrant ovens of the East, capturing memories, tastes and an aura of times bygone. The chefs enclose in their dishes the gastronomic history of an era!

Chefs Dina Nikolaou and Ilias Gkotsis prepared a menu based on "oil and olives from the Mediterranean", marrying oily flavours of local olive groves with Mediterranean products and influences, to create dishes inspired by the colours of Cypriot cuisine and the aromas of the Mediterranean. Chef Dina Nikolaou and housekeepers from Stagira and Stratoniki present "the dishes of the Sultan", combining the gastronomical history of the Sidirokafsia village with the Mediterranean influence of the sea. Do not miss it for any reason! Local fishermen are coming to the port after a tiring day, closing to their nets the richest haul. There, on the fishing boats, they prepare "kakavia" (traditional fish soup) and they offer the unique experience of their "hard everyday". Mount Athos Area Kouzina will close as spectacularly as it opened. The closing ceremony includes the famous awards, which are now a top annual local culinary institution.

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