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ATHENA IOOC is a constantly growing international olive oil competition and the only one of its kind organized in Greece. It has gained the trust of hundreds of producers from all olive growing countries and the respect of the most renowned international olive oil judges. Some of them have even ranked it among the three most important international olive oil competitions in the world for several years. 

In 2023, its 8th edition will take place in the city of Kavala, which belongs administratively to the region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, a region where olive groves are developing significantly.

Judges

WHY
IN
GREECE.

Greece was the first country in the world to harness the potential of the olive tree and to elevate olive oil into a cultural product and it is the country with the highest per capita annual consumption of olive oil.

Just as long distance runners aspire to participate in the classic Marathon run or great actors dream of performing at the ancient theater of Epidaurus, dedicated olive oil producers dream of the opportunity to compete in the land where everything started.

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WHY
IN
KAVALA?.

The cultivation of olive trees in the region of Kavala has always existed.

References in the Odyssey attest to the cultivation of the olive tree since the Homeric years.

 

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Venue

Venue

The Great Clubhouse of Kavala was built in 1909 and was inaugurated the following year as a clubhouse of the city’s Greek community. It is built in the Austrian Baroque style, being an excellent example of it, evoking elements of the Vienna “Musikverein” Music Hall, especially in its honey-colored hues. In later years the building housed the banks of Athens and Ioniki, the latter having done its first renovation. Following that, it became an army officers’ club and then a club for the city’s tobacco merchants. More recently it was a public library and a social care center. Now days it is used by the City of Kavala as a venue for cultural events.

Organizers

 

Region of Eastern Macedonia Thrace Greece
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Under the aegis of

 

Υπουργείο Αγροτικής Ανάπτυξης και Τροφίμων

 

Institutional partner

 

piraeus bank group cultural foundation

Gold Partners

 

Eurobank
ΚΟΡΟΠΟΥΛΗΣ
BIOCOS

 

TEOFERT
K AND E EARTH MATTERS

 

Silver Partners

 

argyros
syngeta

 

Product Partners

Nespresso
korpi

 

Winterhalter
zagorin
multistick

 

Supported by

 

Perrotis
Konstantakopoulos Foundation

 

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Olive Oil
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