The Clear Blue of the Aegean

Onboard a small fishing boat, this year’s Sympossio will carry us across the Aegean Sea –beneath a glorious sun–through the thousand large and small islands peppering the peaceful waterscape with rare colours, flavours and aromas

For Greek islanders, eating patterns and habits have always been directly related to livelihood and sustainability, and it is these eating rituals that account for the islanders’ healthy and long life. In our journey, we will discover hidden treasure chests –on fertile plains or mountainous terrains, underneath the water surface or alongside the shores– filled with rare ingredients and centuries-old recipes and possibly get a chance to unveil the islands’ secrets to longevity and wellbeing.

The majority of the Greek islands are found in the Aegean Sea, an area of 240,000km2 which reaches a maximum depth of 2,249M. The Aegean comprises 2 major islands and 6 island complexes:Crete (the largest Greek island and the 5th largest island of the Mediterranean), Evia, the Cyclades, the Northeast Aegean Islands, the Sporades,the Argo-Saronic Islands, the Dodecanese and the Ionian Islands.