Greek Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis on Tuesday inaugurated the "1st Greek Gastronomy Festival" at the downtown Westin hotel in Paris.

It is an "operation of charm" towards the French public that will last until the end of March, combined with the International Tourism exhibition which will take place in the French capital from the 17th until the 20th of the month.

Four Greek regions are participating in the Festival: the Ionian with Kerkyra, the north with Halkidiki and the region before Athos, the Dodecannese with Rhodes and the southern Aegean with Crete.