Cretan Lifestyle: Mediterranean Tradition & Modern Applications

Experiential Conference with American and Mediterranean Scholars
November 7-11, 2022 - Creta Palace Resort, Rethymno, Crete, Greece


Travel to Crete with leading international experts and Harvard University faculty for a handson, mouth-watering immersion course on the health benefits of the traditional Mediterranean Lifestyle, right where it was born and first-shown to be number one in the famous 7-countries study (The Seven Countries Study - The first epidemiological nutrition study, since 1958). With world-renowned scholars as your instructors and Crete as your classroom, enjoy interactive learning combined with a once-in a lifetime experience of legendary Cretan GRECOTEL hospitality, healthy & delicious food and wine, warmed by the autumn sun and surrounded by the famed sights, sounds and flavors of Crete, old and new (Region of Crete), including the experiences of AGRECO Farms.

About our experiential conference


A unique opportunity to “live like a Greek,” enjoying the azure waters surrounding Crete, natural reserves, and the amazing flavors of the renowned Mediterranean cuisine! Learn from the experts the scientific base and train on the field (literally) to advance your culinary acumen and palate. Memorable activities will be secured for the conference’s participants including hands on experiences in wineries, walks in luscious olive groves, visits to cheese-makers, and many other surprises. Exclusive VIP treatments will be available at Grecotel, a gem of Greek hospitality and an award-winning destination. The Mediterranean lifestyle will come to life in all its amazing colors and flavors: join us for this

Team 2022

Stefanos N. Kales MD, MPH, FACP, FACOEM

arvard Medical School & Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

Greg Drescher

Senior Advisor, Strategic Initiatives The Culinary Institute of America NY, USA

Frank Hu, MD, PhD

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Phil Kafarakis

President & CEO, International Foodservice Manufacturers Association

Prof. Prokopios Magiatis, Ph.D., M.Sc.

Associate Professor of Pharmacognosy and Natural Products Chemistry at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Athens

Miguel Ángel Martínez-González

Professor and Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Navarra Medical School

Dr. Eleni Melliou

Laboratory Teaching Personnel

Rafi Taherian

Associate Vice President, Yale Hospitality, Yale University

Prof. Antonia Trichopoulou, MD, PhD

President of the
Hellenic Health Foundation

Ken Toong

U-Mass Dining

Dr. Walter Willett

Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dan Flynn

UC Davis Olive Center

Dr. Nikos Scarmeas

University of Athens

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