The Routes of the Olive tree are embracing the North of Greece (15 June- 19 July 2009)
Creative meetings & Business cooperation concerning the olive tree
This summer the Routes of the Olive Tree are ascending from Messinia and they meet the roads of Northern Greece: Igoumenitsa Ioannina Kalamata Kozani Grevena Thessaloniki Serres Veria Xanthi Drama Kavala Alexandropoulis Volos
In this year’s program, fewer kilometers but a lot of cultural events, business meetings and tours of acquaintance with the Northern Greece and it’s world. It’s a route of national range which aims to bring together the two edges of the Greek peninsula and promote Messinia and the world of the olive tree in Northern Greece…
THE JOURNEY COMES TO ITS END IN NORTHERN GREECE…
The Routes of the Ollive Tree 2009, a itinerary different from the others, ends sucesfully in a few days. Despite the adverse weather conditions, so far the itinerary was framed by many events in several cities : Igoumenitsa, Ioannina, Grevena, Kozani, Veroia, Thessaloniki, Serres, Drama, Ksanthi, Aleksandroupoli, Thasos, municipality of Elefthera… and will end in Volos on July 19, 2009.
Emphasising on the promotion of traditional olive products and the Messinian region, the events in every transit city consist of an entrepreneurs’ cycle and an entertainment/ information cycle. They include a photography exhibition, an open air workshop of children drawing, olive products tasting, a market and musical interludes with the band PANAGIOTIS DOVAS & ENALLAX BAND. At the same time, PARTNERSHIP round tables take place in order to promote commercial, touristic and cultural partnerships.
The initiative, has earned the public of Northern Greece and is covered by the media of the whole country, that support this attempt of joining the 2 ends of Greece thanks to the olive tree and the Routes opened…
The initiative is patronised by the Prefectural Administration of Messinia and is placed under the auspices of the Municipalities below : Igoumenitsa, Ioannina, Grevena, Kozani, Veroia, Thessaloniki, Serres, Drama, Ksanthi, Aleksandroupoli, Thasos, Elefthera, Volos, and the Chambers of Commerce of Thesprotia, Ioannina, Grevena, Kozani, Imathia, Thessaloniki, Serres, Drama, Ksanthi, Evros, Kavala and Magnisia.
Α. Business Cycle business meetings to stimulate business activities
B. Recreational / Information Cycle exhibitions, musical bridges, painting workshop for children on the theme of the olive tree, tasting of traditional products of Messinia, etc.
The Cultural Foundation “The Routes of the Olive Tree”
Messinian Chamber of Commerce &Industry
Prefecture of Messinia
Under the auspices of the Municipalities and Chambers of Commerce of Northern Greece