When it was first organized 10 years ago by the Cultural Association of Sifnos, on the occasion of its 25th birthday, it seemed like an ambitious project and a distant dream: to bring together people of Cyclades in connection with the food and to showcase the Cycladic cuisine and the name of “Nikolaos Tselementes” in both Greece and abroad.
During the first Festival, our efforts were backed by Associations and individuals from 5 islands.
Today, after many Festivals, numerous voyages of numerous people, much voluntary work, two Leader programs and with the support of the Prefecture of South Aegean and the Municipality of Sifnos, we have the biggest cultural event of Cyclades. Furthermore, the majority of islands send their representatives and most of Municipalities promote these participations, while representatives arrive from other Greek regions and abroad.
Traditional musicians and dancers, information meetings, books, customs and arts presentations, more than 300 guests and more than 100 volunteers render the distant dream a close reality.
Recipes are always in the center of the attention.
Traditional recipes, based on local ingredients, are willingly shared on paper, in three languages, but also at the table, thus creating an agreeable and festive atmosphere, one that characterizes the large family and friends tables in Greece.
The 10th Cycladic Gastronomy Festival “Nikolaos Tselementes”, continuing the tradition, is also ambitious. It is organized with love and meraki in order to welcome more visitors, volunteers and guests, to be more entertaining, to satisfy more participants and to be more inclusive and well organized.
On September 8-10, in Sifnos, a great Cycladic feast will take place, a feast that embraces all Greece and spreads its wings in order to greet regions from outside Greece.
We promise you real flavors and traditional music, artistic events and interesting discussions, traditional arts and customs, the usual hospitality and a lot of kefi as always.
And even more, since this year there is one more reason:
We celebrate the “10 years of Cycladic Gastronomy Festival Nikolaos Tselementes” !!!