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Mount Athos Area Kouzina 2018 It will as always last a whole month: from 15 May 2018 until 15 June 2018 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, Geogianneon Square / Traditional cafe "I Lanara" iro.ig36@gmail.com

The feast of the Arnea homemade sausages

2

16.5

20:00

Paleochori, Central Square info@mountathosarea.org

The feast of the Paleochori potatoes and the presentation of the Cypriot "kolokasi"

3

17.5

20:00

Neochori, Cantral Square info@mountathosarea.org

The feast of "louvidia"

4

18.5

20:00

Stanos, Pigadi Sqaure info@mountathosarea.org

The feast of the honey, of the bread and of the dough

5

19.5

20:00

Varvara, Central Square info@mountathosarea.org

From Psiloritis to the Aristotelian Mountain

Sea Food 6

20.5

20:00

Olympiada, restaurant Ακρογιάλι hotel.liotopi@gmail.com

The feast of the Aristotelian Sea

7

21.5

20:00

Ouranoupolis, Prosforiou Tower info@mountathosarea.org

The feast of Saint Constantine & Helen

8

22.5

20:00

Olympiada, central pier info@mountathosarea.org

The feast of the mussels

9

23.5

20:00

Olympiada, Fish Restaurant "Thea Thalassa" saxxx4@yahoo.gr

The feast of the fish


Mount Athos Area Kouzina 2018 Description

It is the feast of the opening ceremony, which will be accompanied by songs and dances, presented by members of local choirs and local dance groups. Arnaia of tradition welcomes KOUZINA 2018 with joyful events where participation and joy dominate! The famous local sausages are baked around the square, the smell floods the city center, and the “moundovina” is abundant! Residents and visitors enjoy the spring and the local gastronomy opens its gates to the public for a whole month! Traditional cooking course, which will be delivered by housewives - members of the Palaiochori Women's Association and will promote the local potato production. Also Cypriot housewives - members of the Larnaca Country Women Association will present recipes based on the Cypriot potato - "kolokasi" (PDO of Cyprus). The lesson will end on a celebration and the celebration in a genuine local folk feast, a Greek-Cypriot meeting of friendship and cooperation. Members of the Macedonian - Thracian Chef Club will present the event! Do not miss it! A traditional cooking course, which will be delivered by housewives - members of the Neohori Women Association who will teach us how they cook "louvidia". It is the traditional bean that has been cultivated for years and years between the area of Neochori and Paleochori and it is famous for the excellent quality. The lesson will end in a "local feast" to show us how the older ones celebrated the importance of each day of the year. Members of the Macedonian - Thracian Chef Club "Alexander the Great" will present the event! Do you think you can miss it? "A lesson of traditional pastry, based on the honey production of Stanos. The course will evolve into a demonstration of cooking techniques and will culminate in a celebration of the children, who will sing and dance, reviving the tradition. At the same time, members of the ERGANI Women's Association of Episkopi, Heraklion, Crete (Chersonesos Municipality) will present Cretan desserts, made by Arnea and Stanos honey! Traditional pies and the opening of trachana «filo» are expected to impress! Traditional pie demonstration: famous pies of Crete are presented by members of the ERGANI Women's Association of Episkopi, Heraklion, Crete, while the delicious Varvara “trachanopita” is prepared by members of the Varvara Women's Agritourist Association “Dryades”. The feast ends finding children singing and dancing!

With herbs, plants and fruits collected from the Aristotelian Mountain, Louloudia Alexiadou and the awarded chef of Grand Hotel Thessaloniki, Vassilis Tsontzos, create dishes that combine the cool flavors of the organic herbs with local seafood! A feast of scents and colors that make up a seafood menu, inspired by the Aristotelian writings. Do not miss this dinner. Book a place now! A Greek feast, a joyful celebration, a religious and cultural event where members of the Cultural Association of Ouranoupolis turn into a musical feast of the sea and history. We are waiting for you to dance together! Chef Dina Nikolaou delivers cooking lessons, based on the rich local mussel’s production. Herbs and aromas from the Aristotelian Mountain blend with iodine of the sea while spicy spices, “moundovina” and pure olive oil “take off” the taste of the famous mussels, which are the gastronomic brand name of the historic settlement. The tasting trials give place to the Asia Minor “sea dances” and the feast… begins! Menu - Ode to the fish-production of Olympiada, created and presented by Elpida Kritikou and Chef Dina Nikolaou. A gastronomic pallet, which “takes off” the tasting sensor, challenges and invites you! Book now a place in the gorgeous fish table of the excellent fish restaurant and enjoy!

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Day

Time

Place / Reservations*

Subject / Menu Title

10

24.5

20:00

Stratoni, Central Pier info@mountathosarea.org

The feast of the sea

11

25.5

20:00

Coastal Zone info@mountathosarea.org

The feast of the coastal zone

12

26.5

20:00

Coastal Zone info@mountathosarea.org

The feast of the coastal zone

13

27.5.

20:00

Coastal Zone info@mountathosarea.org

The feast of the coastal zone

Monastic Cuisine 14

28.5

20:00

Arnea, Traditional Restaurant Bakatsianos info@mountathosarea.org

The feast of the monastic cuisine

15

29.5

20:00

Megali Panagia, Holy Pilgrimage of Virgin Mary info@mountathosarea.org

The feast of the monastic cuisine

16

30.5

20:00

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

The feast of the monastic cuisine

17

31.5

20:00

Stratoniki, Chapel of Mountainous Saint Nickolas info@mountathosarea.org

The feast of the monastic cuisine

18

1.6

20:00

Gomati, Chapel of Saint Panteleimon info@mountathosarea.org

The feast of the monastic cuisine

19

2.6.

20:00

Ouranoupolis, The Golden Hook info@toxrisoagkistri.com

The feast of the monastic cuisine

20

3.6

20:00

Ouranoupolis, Eating & Wandering info@mountathosarea.org

The feast of the monastic products


Mount Athos Area Kouzina 2018 Description Fish event, organized by the Stratoni Sports Club, which excels in fishing competitions and marine events! The show of fish-culinary techniques and recipes ends in a musical event. After that chef Dina Nickolaou offers seafood dinner at the historic Lesxi restaurant of Stratoni. Come therefore to Stratoni and join our group! You will be enthusiasm! Three days celebration of the “Holy Spirit” and all the fish restaurants in the coastal zone welcome you, offering seafood dishes cooked with the freshest ingredients. Ask without fear, dare the proposed combinations, follow our gastronomic streets and enjoy the most beautiful summer excursion! Have a good time! Three days celebration of the “Holy Spirit” and all the fish restaurants in the coastal zone welcome you, offering seafood dishes cooked with the freshest ingredients. Ask without fear, dare the proposed combinations, follow our gastronomic streets and enjoy the most beautiful summer excursion! Have a good time! Three days celebration of the “Holy Spirit” and all the fish restaurants in the coastal zone welcome you, offering seafood dishes cooked with the freshest ingredients. Ask without fear, dare the proposed combinations, follow our gastronomic streets and enjoy the most beautiful summer excursion! Have a good time!

Monastery dinner, based on products produced by the monks at the Monastery of Virgin Mary "the joy of the sad people" Paleochori and are famous for their purity and quality. Chef Dimitris Polyzos prepares monastic dishes and travels visitors to the Athonian State, introducing them to the gastronomic habits of the monks! Traditional religious “kourbani”, based on recipes taken from the local religious tradition. It takes place at the yard of the Holy Pilgrimage of the Virgin Mary, promoting the local monastic production and it is always accompanied by participation in the evening prayer "Original Mount Athos dinner served by Miranda Gkioura. It will be followed by athonian wine tasting. Indeed, “Metochi Chromitsa” presents original Mount Athos wines, made by the monks who use grapes collected from the Mount Athos vineyards. Among the many varieties, ""Kormilitsa"", the official wine of the Cremlin, stands out! Monastic dinner, which takes place on the slopes of the Aristotelian Mountain and it is prepared by representatives of local women's associations. It is served at the magical courtyard of the church of the Mountainous Saint Nikolaos with the incredible view to the athonite bay and it is combined with participation in the Evening Prayer. Do not miss this special event. Book a place now and enjoy! Classic monastic dinner, which takes place at the yard of the exceptional Gomati chapel, after the usual Great Prayer. The courtyard - decorated by the tall cypress, the old bell, the demonstration showing how the "turned" local traditional pie is cooked by the locals and the magical view to the village will turn the religious “kourbani” event into an enjoyment of all the sensations. We invite you and we are waiting for you! Chef Dina Nikolaou presents an “inspired” monastic menu, based on the athonian culinary heritage and on the Mount Athos organic produce. Overlooking the top of Mount Athos and the islets "Drenia" you will experience the gastronomic splendor of the seaside monastic cuisine, feeling the athonian breeze in every cell of your body! Wandering between the blessed products of Mount Athos and the Byzantine, religious monuments, that create the most beautiful gastro-cultural summer memory. An exceptional tour to the cultural monuments of Mount Athos and to the culinary habits of the monks! Book your participation now! Your choice will prove you right! MOUNT ATHOS AREA ORGANISATION

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Activities Program S/N

Day

Time

Place / Reservations*

Subject / Menu Title

The Cuisine of the Unforgettable Homelands 21

4.6

20:00

Ouranoupolis, Ayia Marina Suites sales@ayiamarinasuites.com

The feast of the pontic pie

22

5.6

20:00

Ouranoupolis, Fish Restaurant Lemoniadis lemonrestaurant@hotmail.com

The feast of the marine gastronony of Asia Minor

23

6.6

20:00

Ouranoupolis, Avaton Educational Farm info@avatonfarm.gr

The feast of the anatolian tradition

24

7.6

20:00

Stratoni, Chapel of Ajion Theodoron info@mountathosarea.org

The feast of Anatolian spicy tastes

25

8.6

20:00

Ammouliani, Fish Restaurant Anemotrata taverna.anemotrata@gmail.com

The feast of the Prikonissos

26

9.6

20:00

Ammouliani, Central Port info@mountathosarea.org

The feast of the sea

27

10.6

20:00

Ammouliani, The Roost cafezaf@yahoo.gr

The feast of Galimi


Mount Athos Area Kouzina 2018 Description

A stunning classical cooking lesson inspired by Pontos, delivered by Plaisir's exquisite pastry chef, Panayiotis Sakarakis, combined with musical Pontian songs. A historical glimpse into the taste, a wandering between the cuisines of those times, and a virtual trip to the homeland of gastronomic discoveries. Do not miss it! Inspired of the gastronomic heritage of the Asia Minor unforgettable lands, respecting the ancestors' habits - who remain unchanged in the course of the history, with love for the production of the Athonian Sea, chef Sotiris Evangelou from Makedonia Palace presents to the public a four-course menu, that seems to have "escaped" from the elegant dinners of Smyrni (Izmir) and it is re-recommended to the clients of the Fish Restaurant Lemoniadis. There is no reason to miss this dinner! Organic cosmetology lesson, which is delivered by Chryssa Grigoriou and always impresses all the participants. Herbs from Mount Athos, pure olive oil and essential oils are combined and create wonderful, organic cosmetics that seem to include all the athonian nature! The lesson ends to a dinner where the authentic homemade Asia Minor recipes create fantastic impressions. An activity for few and selected participants! Traditional cooking lesson, taken place at the picturesque Chapel of Agion Theodoron with the magic view on the Akanthios Gulf. Local housewives prepare a religious dinner, using mussels from Olympiada and teach the attendees how to prepare it. After the lesson, you will be offered hand-made appetizers! Do you think you should miss it? Recipes and dishes came from Prikonissos (Asia Minor region) and fresh seafood have been caught in the athonian sea inspire chef Stephanos Stamidis from Nikopolis Thessaloniki, who "escapes" from Dome Real Cuisine and travels to Ammouliani Island. He creates ecstatic and gastronomic flavors, presenting selected and special dishes. It is the "Feast of Prikonissos" and awaits you to honor it! 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! Menu for real gastronomic travelers, created by the chef of Daios Luxury Living, who "discovers" the tradition of Asia Minor through the Ammouliani’s production, the modern techniques and the historical routes. The products are the cause, since the reason is the creations of “The Roost”, which is the most delicious suggestion in Ammouliani Island. You should not miss this dinner! We are waiting for you!

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Activities Program S/N

Day

Time

Place / Reservations*

Subject / Menu Title

Mediterranean Cuisine 28

11.6

20:00

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

The feast of the Mediterrenean olive oil

29

12.6

20:00

Stageira, Park of Aristotles info@mountathosarea.org

The ottoman dinner

30

13.6

20:00

Komitsa Bay, Avaton Luxury Villas Resort natalia@chantzis.com

The feast of the Mediterrenean Sea

31

14.6

20:00

Pyrgadikai, Fish Restaurant Amalia theologisasterios@gmail.com

The feast of the Mediterrenean cuisine

32

15.6

20:00

Komitsa Bay, Athos Villas info@mountathosarea.org

The closing ceremony


Mount Athos Area Kouzina 2018 Description

This menu has been created by Chef Dina Nikolaou and it is based on “Mediterranean Oil & Olives”. It combines the oily tastes of the local products with those of the Mediterranean influence, creating dishes inspired of the Lebanese cuisine and the Mediterranean scents.

Chef Dina Nikolaou, the pastry chef Panagiotis Sakarakis from “Patisserie Plaisir” and housewives from Stagira and Stratoniki meet each other at the green garden of “Aristotle's Park" and cook "the sultan's dishes". They invite you into a virtual trip at the gastronomic history of the “Sidirokafsia Villages” and they “mix and match” it with the area’s Mediterranean influence. The singularized chef Panagiotis Papadopoulos from Avaton Luxury Villas Resort creates a prime Mediterranean menu, where the sea flavors and the fish production of Akanthios Gulf dominate and fascinate. A gastronomic trip to the Mediterranean coast of the Athonite State, overlooking the Avaton gardens. Initiative for few and truly exquisite! Kouzina 2018 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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