The cradle of democracy and philosophy, Greece has roots that feed deep in the earth of history. Here turquoise seas stretch out as a shining backdrop behind white island houses, and marble monuments embrace with nature in simple sunlit primeval beauty.
Greek history, myths and legends together tell a tale of harmony with nature, and today Olympian mountains, hills, plains, woodlands, islands and the glimmering wine-dark sea together frame the classical beauty of monuments and archaeological sites. Art and culture intertwine everywhere in timeless images brought to life by the warmth and hospitality of the Greek people. The cradle of Western civilization is also the heart of the Mediterranean, its history pulsing proudly as it gazes into the future.
Millennial flavors alive in simple and genuine ingredients
Greece’s millennial gastronomic traditions are based above all on simplicity, with intense, unfussy ingredients from the land and sea: black olives, anchovies, vegetables, fish, fruit and nuts and honey. Its classic dishes include Moussaka, a kind of pie with minced meat, eggplant, white sauce and cheese, Souvlaki, spicy meat skewers, Greek Salad, with tomatoes, olives and cucumber, a summer specialty above all. Omnipresent at table, Tzatziki, an intense sauce based on yogurt, cucumber and garlic, and Gyros kebab with pita bread.
Purity, through interactive images and sounds
The Greek Pavilion is highly interactive, demonstrating to visitors the purity, nutritional value, tradition and efficiency of the country’s products and commerce. Technological installations, plus the use of simple traditional objects, are cleverly used to implement a creative visual and acoustic approach, offering visitors a poetically explorative journey through the country’s marvels.