Based on gastronomy, there is an opportunity to organise a lot of excursions to farms and local businesses, where visitors get to know the people who produce Greek local products.
The British who choose Nielson hotel in Greece have several stories to tell when they go back home…
At Neilson Buca Beach club we had the opportunity to meet the executives of the company and taste specials flavours with products from the field nearby and straight from the fishermen's nets.
CEO of Neilson Greece
... part of this experience of course is the gastronomy
‘The local food and the local products we provide are a major parts of the whole holiday experience we make available and it’s important to be in an area that is famous for its local dishes.
I’ve heard so many times that people from the UK have forgotten what the tomato tastes like and they want to come back to Greece for these kinds of things; and they really appreciate the fact that we buy the majority of the products from local farmers, as close as we can to our hotel.
The 70% of our guests come back every year, which means they like what we do and the whole experience we offer.’
Director of Neilson Buca Beach club hotel
‘Our goal is the guest of our hotel to be able to live in this place, to gain some more experience. Basically we want when he goes back home to have something to talk about; we invest on this. For this reason, we cooperate with local producers, with traditional olive oil mills, with wineries, or with other businesses related to agritourism… we make trips, organise tasting, visit farms…’
Executive Chef Neilson in Buca Beach club
We take something local and turn it into something special!
‘It is all chefs’ duty who work in Greece, each one individually, to promote Greek products, to advertise Greece in a nice and proper way and mainly the local products of the place he works for. It is our duty’.
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