The University of Maryland in Peloponnese
The University of Maryland in Peloponnese –For the second year they chose Grecopaths
Study of gastronomic destinations based on the Greek-Mediterranean diet
In between 600 worldwide study programs, Grecopaths 15 days suggestions based on the Greek Diet won a place for the second year in student’s and teacher’s hearts.Department of food sciences and Mediterranean diet of the University of Maryland chose for the second year to experience authentic gastronomic program all over Peloponnese and Athens organized exclusive from Grecopaths and Grecofood Teams.The group of 13 students & 2 teachers met not only the beautiful nature of Peloponnese and its monuments but they visited the small producers as well who produce products of high nutritional value. So the students they had the chance to experience all those information that they learned theoretically . Methods of production, cultivation, raw materials, product tasting directly from the producer’s field on their plate. Their detailed 15 days gastronomic program included:
In Athens and its surroundings , the group had food tasting of Greek traditional products and dishes in restaurants and delicatessen .
Furthermore scientific speeches were held in cooperation with the Kapodstrian University and the Hellenic Health foundation.
In addition they visited a thematic, cultural center with herbs & panoramic views a really gem for Athens and for Greece & one of the largest green areas in Athens, covering 21 hectares.
Continue on with a base the city of Nafplio, were held one day excursions in the following places:
Corinth, Epidaurus, Argos, Tolo, Mycenae, Maladreni, Nemea, Arachneo, Sparta, Kalamata, Kefalovriso.
The students of the department of Food science and Nutrition learned and tasted the following Greek products:
Olive oil, olives, wine, feta cheese, gruyere, handmade pasta, salmon, brown trout, sturgeon, tomatoes, cucumbers, honey, vineyard and more.
The olive oil museum of Sparta it was the hot spot of the olive oil tour . The founding group of Piraeus bank they offered a deep knowledgeable guided tour to their museum.
Walking tours, theatrical games, dance, herbs, Greek diet-cuisine they became one with history, culture and folklore
The bishop of Argolis prefecture, honorable Nektarios bind the visit of the students giving them their certifications for this experiential program specialized in the Greek- Mediterranean diet.
We really want to thanks all our partners-sponsors such as : Mallios Anastasios, George Rozis, Thodoris Yiannaras, Ilias Yianakopoulos, George Tzamalis, Omorfo Tavernaki, Yiannis Gerodidis, Mavroidis Yiannis, Theodora Kalogerakou, www.grecofood.gr, grecopaths.org, Patrikon (ENENHNTA S.A.) Company, www.grecopaths.gr