Food & Beverage

The Food and Beverage industry is one of the leading manufacturing sectors and has a fundamental role in the Greek economy, while contributing in GDP growth. This sector has remained solid and flexible over the years, showing its resilience. Greece has a long tradition of producing and improving oil and flour products, honey, meats and dairy products, as well as distillation products, resulting in a competitive and powerful presence in local and global markets. The sector has maintained its levels of high quality by ensuring that all products safe, innovative, at the best possible price and always taking into account the latest needs and requirements of the consumer.

Greek Food and Beverage companies developed an extensive production and distribution network, driven by the fact that the Mediterranean diet is widely known as one of the options for a healthy diet. Greek specialty foods have Protected Designation of Origin Status (PDO) and include a big variety of high-value niche products, such as Chios Masticha and Kalamata olives, to widely available products, for example Greek yoghurt, which are characteristic of the Greek diet.

The quality and uniqueness of Greek drinks was recognized in the markets of Greece and abroad. Fruits, aromatic herbs and seeds formed the basis for the production of beverages such as ouzo, tsipouro, liquor and wine and a host of other beverages that one encounters while traveling in Greece. There are about 61.500 hectares of vineyards in Greece which makes the average annual wine production 2.5 million hl. The major centers of wine industry are found in Crete, the Peloponnese, Macedonia and the area of Central Greece that is close to Athens.

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