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HCR interview on the 2nd Program of the Hellenic Radio (Audio)


George Loverdos, HCR Route Manager, talked about the Historic Cafes Route after its certification by the Council of Europe at ERT’s Second Program (radio).

The radio show by the name #NaMaste was held on the morning of Saturday 4/6/2022 on the Second Program 103.7fm, and is presented by the journalist Ioanna Niaoti. At the show George Loverdos referred to the course of coffee (as a product) from the 16th-17th century, its appearance in Ethiopia but also its course through Yemen and the Ottoman Empire to reach Europe. At Europe, given the context of social, economic and political conditions, the Cafes were transformed into places of social ferment and cultural development. In other words, they become places of free dialogue, ideas and creation.

George Loverdos also referred to the prospect of international recognition of the Historic Cafes as places of intangible cultural heritage and explained to the listeners that these unique places remain largely unchanged, to this day emphasizing the role of the European cultural heritage.

Both Mrs. Niaoti and George Loverdos, who is also a journalist, set a new appointment in the future for a more in-depth discussion about the importance of the Historic Cafes.

You can listen to the radio show in the audio that follows.

HCR thanks ERT and the journalist Ioanna Niaoti for the hosting.

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