Taste of Lesvos at a big Greek Breakfast.
Greek island hotels are to promote the 'Greek Breakfast' to help promote local products to tourists. It follows a successful events on the third largest Greek Island of Lesvos in the eastern Aegean and on Corfu in the western Ionian island chain. Hotel chefs have served up local foods to guests in a bid to give them a real taste of Greek life.
Promoting the flavours of a Greek breakfast is the idea of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels that has even created its own website www.greekbreakfast.gr to tempt as many hotel chains as possible to join the venture.
The website has details of the program, activities, members which, it says, "is nothing more than the association of hoteliers with gastronomic riches of our country."
Topics of the website include the philosophy of the Greek breakfast and the thoughts that led to the development of the idea; application form for hotels to sign up and, most useful to the Greek Island holiday visitors, a list of the local products of the regions of Greece with their respective principal producers
Hotels are encouraged to serve up regional dishes in order to introduce holidaymakers to the local specialities.
A Greek Corfiot breakfast served up by Corfu hotel owners at the Corfu Palace Hotel, in collaboration with the Chefs Club of Corfu was a notable success and this year, more hotels are expected to join the scheme.
Also involved in the Corfu initiative were the Hotel Managers' Association, the Producers Network Corfu Produces, the Biological Products Cooperative and the UNESCO Centre of the Ionian Islands.
The Hoteliers Association Lesvos was behind the 'Greek Breakfast' on Lesbos in collaboration with the Region of North Aegean and the Chamber of Lesvos.