First Greek Festival in Lebanon commences in Byblos (videos)

The first ever Greek festival in Lebanon has kicked off in the popular coastal town of Byblos, which is one of the oldest cities in the world and for the next few days, there will be huge celebrations showcasing Greek music, dance, and food, reports. The idea of bringing Greece to Lebanon was always there for George Eid, a Lebanese broadcast reporter and university lecturer with Greek roots that go back to Smyrna before 1922. After producing the first documentary about the Greeks of Lebanon “Kalimera Men Beirut”, Eid thought that it was not enough to keep the Greek spirit alive in Lebanon, so he decided to create an event that would bring Greece to Lebanon in an original way. “He knew the deep respect and affection that a lot of Lebanese have for Greece and convinced a team of Broadcast journalists and Web developers to join him in organizing the first Greek Festival in Lebanon. The Greek ambassador to Lebanon Francescos Verros embraced the idea on the spot and vowed to offer his auspices and support to the event,”  noted Festival organisers. RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations , Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism report Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons License: CC-BY-SA Copyright: Orient  Let's block ads! (Why?)