Peloponnese Food Stories: Stories of Tastes, People, Culture

The 1st Peloponnese Gastronomy Festival “Peloponnese Food Stories: Stories of tastes, people and culture“, organized by the Peloponnese Region was held with great success, in Koroni on August 7, 2022.

It was a culinary festival event with authentic experience that focused on history, cooking, local products, tradition, folklore, culture and ecotourism.

The successful evening that placed the culinary development of Koroni (the Greek Emblematic Community for the Mediterranean Diet) and the wider Messinia in the foreground, left visitors with delightful impressions, ultimately forming beautiful and special memories.

The event was welcomed by the regional governor of Peloponnese, Panagiotis Nikas, who referred to the emblematic character of Koroni, the mayor of Pylos–Nestoras, Panagiotis Karvelas, who talked about the importance of the Mediterranean Diet as a way of life, and the chairman of the Maniatakeion Foundation, Dimitris Maniatakis, who stressed out the collaboration of the Mediterranean Diet Network in order to further highlight and promote the principles and values expressed by the Mediterranean Diet and strengthening cooperation and intercultural dialogue.

All visitors had the chance to enjoy the exhibition of local products and watch live cooking demonstrations, additionally wine and extra virgin olive oil tasting as well as empirical activities for children and live music on board. It is also worth mentioning that journalists from print and electronic media of national scope as well as three lucky visitors of the 1st Peloponnese Gastronomy Festival had the opportunity to experience fishing tourism in the clear blue and magical waters of Koroni.