The President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou has visited the Historic Café “Kipos” during her recent visit to Chania.
The President was welcomed on Tuesday June 22, 2023, at the Historic Café by the host of the venue, Founder and Honorary President of Historic Cafés Route, Vasilis Stathakis.
The President was informed about the inclusion of the term “Historic Cafés” in the Hellenic National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the initiatives of the certified of the Council of Europe, Historic Cafés Route.
“It is an innovative idea that was rewarded with the highest honor by the Council of Europe and it is an honor that makes us proud as Greeks that Historic Cafés Route idea started from our country” stated Mrs. Sakellaropoulou.
Mr. Stathakis offered to the President carved in wood the logo of the Historic Cafés Route, and thanked her for her valuable contribution to the recent 11th Annual Advisory Forum of the Cultural Routes which was held under her auspices in Chania.
Source: Haniotika Nea
Photos: Τheodore Manolopoulos / Official Photographer of the Presidency of Hellenic Republic