1. Loukoumadomania
How many loukoumades can you eat in 60 seconds? If the answer is a lot, then make sure you enter the loukoumadomania competition.

2. Check out the cooking demonstrations
Apart from the celebrity factor, the cooking demonstrations are a chance to build up your recipe repertoire. Most of the chefs will hand out special recipe cards and take questions from the audience, so don’t miss your chance.
Saturday 14 February:
1.00 pm – Phil Vakos (Bahari Restaurant)
2.30 pm – Kathy Tsaples (The Sweet Greek)
4.00 pm – My Kitchen Rules contestants
Sunday 15 February
1.00 pm – Phil Vakos (Bahari Restaurant)
2.30 pm – Angie Giannakodakis (Elyros & Epocha)
4.00 pm – 2014 MKR contestants (Helena & Vikki)

3. Try a Hellenic Hot Dog
Meat in tube form, what’s not to love? You can be boring and try the horiatiko loukaniko or go over to the dark side and sample the vegetarian saganaki dog.

4. St Gerrys transforms the loukouma
St Gerry’s might already be a market institution in Melbourne, but don’t shy away. The team here make some of the strangest but best loukoumades in town. They even use the Greek version of nutella, Merenda.

5. Barbaresso Ouzeri pop-up bar
The festival’s pop-up bar is normally where all the cool kids end up. Based on the hundreds of beachside Greek bars, you’ll be able to sip on some of Greece’s best beers, wines and soft drinks while bopping along to Euro-house summer hits. There will even be backgammon to pass the hours away.