Bougatsa Iordanis

In Chania, at the bougatsa shop of Iordanis, tables are populated since dawn with Chaniots and people who have just arrived from near-by villages to feast on their favourite bougatsa served on small zinc dishes.

Inspired rhyming verse inscriptions on the walls (sometimes even Cretan couplets) testify that this joint is one of people’s favourites.

“Whenever I come to Chania, I get those sugar cravings.
Eating one whole baking pan of bougatsa Iordanis is the only way to tame them (one baking pan though won’t do the trick)”.

Have a look at this one:

“Expensive labels mean nothing to me, even if it’s an Armani;
but the bougatsa I eat, must always come from Iordanis”.

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Posts about Chania

Stalos Rema beach

  • Jul 20,2017

Stalos is an excellent sandy beach located in the coastal settlement of Kato Stalos, seven kilometers west of Chania, between Kalamaki and Agia Marina. Stalos is a developed area and attracts a large number of visitors every summer, because it is so close to Chania and you can get there by regular bus service. The beach is very well organized and it offers all possible tourist services. Pano Stalos,... Read more

Nea Chora beach

  • Jul 20,2017

The sandy beach of Nea Chora is close to Chania – just one kilometer away from the city center – and you can get there on foot in 15 minutes. The beach of Nea Chora is long, with golden sand, a few rocks and blue shallow waters and it is very well organized. Due to its proximity to Chania, the suburb of Nea Chora beach has facilities for accommodation and food. There you will find restaurants,... Read more

Marathi beach

  • Jul 20,2017

The coast in Marathi consists of two wonderful beaches, side by side, with white sand and shallow turquoise waters. There are two fully organized beaches, which are almost always windless, unlike other beaches of northern Crete. The beaches of Marathi are separated by a small port and its pier. Marathi is located at the southeastern part of the peninsula of Akrotiri and is 5 kilometers away from the military... Read more

Loutraki beach

  • Jul 20,2017

The beach of Loutraki is located in the homonymous seaside resort 16 km east of Chania town, near the military base at Souda. Loutraki is a closed bay between hills, surrounded by rocky coasts. The sandy beach of Loutraki has clear water and is very well organized, as it has all the necessary tourist facilities. You can rent umbrellas, eat and drink in the taverns and bars of the area and do water... Read more

Kalamaki beach

  • Jul 20,2017

Kalamaki Beach lies in the homonymous seaside resort that is part of the village of Galatas located six kilometers west of the city of Chania. Kalamaki has fine sand and shallow waters. It is a very well organized beach and there you will find umbrellas, showers, lifeguard services, accommodation, food and everything else you need for a relaxing day at the sea. Locals call Kalamaki the area located... Read more

Kalathas Akrotiriou beach

  • Jul 20,2017

Kalathas is a small natural bay on the Akrotiri peninsula, northwest of Chania. The settlement of Kalathas is located 14 kilometers away from the city and 10 km away from Chania International Airport. Kalathas is actually a new settlement created mainly by those who wanted to live a little outside of Chania. Beach of Kalathas is sandy with palm trees, and within 200 meters of the coast there is a small... Read more

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Dishes of Crete

Maggiri

The Cretan maggiri is a fresh pasta that resembles a very wide noddle. The pasta dough is rolled out and cut into small squares. Half the pasta is boiled in lamb broth and half pan-fried. Pasta pieces are mixed together and served with anthotyros cheese. This is an exquisite combination of a crunchy and juicy pasta.

I tasted maggiri at the Kritamon Restaurant of Dimitris Mavrakis in the village of Archanes in Crete.

Cretan mezedes, the accompaniment to raki

Mezedes (pl. for mezes) are savoury appetizers offered in small helpings in the traditional cafés (kafeneia) of Greece as an accompaniment to an alcoholic drink. Mezedes, an integral part of Greek cuisine, hold a prominent place in Greek culture, incorporating a deeply rooted tradition, that of sharing food and drink with friends in a no-frills environment.

The word meze comes from the East; it is a Turkish word. In Greece, mezedes are served to accompany ouzo (an aniseed-flavored distilled spirit, the famous drink that turns white when water or ice is added to it), tsipouro (a strong distilled spirit with an alcohol content of 45% made from the residue of crushed grapes) and sometimes, wine, retsina (wine with a delicate aroma of pine on the nose and a pale to golden-yellow colour) and beer. The best place to savour a meze is at the kafeneia. There, mezedes are always served in small plates, since they are not meant to satisfy one’s hunger but rather to prevent the side-effects of drinking on an empty stomach.

In Crete, mezedes accompany raki.

Sfakiani pita (pie)

What about pies? Should you expect to savour delicious pies in Crete? The answer is positive. Certainly! Just like in the rest of Greece, pies occupy a significant part in Cretan cuisine.

Here pies are made with dough, dairy produce – mostly soft white cheeses (myzithra – a whey cheese made from either sheep’s or cow’s whey to which whole milk is sometimes added, xynomizithra – a soft, sour cheese, anthotyro – a soft, young cheese made with the residual whey left over after the production of graviera and the addition of whole milk, pichtogalo Chanion – a soft spreadable cheese made from sheep’s milk or from a combination of sheep’s and goat’s milk. Pichtogalo has a sour taste and a smooth texture and has been granted PDO status), wild herbs (fennel, etc.) and other aromatic herbs growing on the Cretan earth, such as mastic, cumin, bay leaves, cinnamon.

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Source: www.greekgastronomyguide.gr

Posts about Crete

The heart of wine beats in the heart of Crete

  • Oct 18,2018

Rethymno is celebrating the award of European Wine City 2018! Great news for wine-lovers! Rethymno is celebrating the award of European Wine City 2018 by RECEVIN European Network, opening thus a new page for wine experience and wine-tourism. Wine has always been a very important part of the daily life and the culture of Cretan people. It is the signature and seal of friendship in social gatherings... Read more

The Rethymno Carnival 2018 BEGINS!!

  • Jan 30,2018

Rethymno’s Carnival 2018 has just begun, calling everyone to "Be your Best Self"!! On Saturday, January 27th, 2018, the Carnival events of 2018 have officially started with a magnificent ceremony, followed by an unforgettable party at the Unknown Soldier Square, with thousands of people from all over Crete and other places around the world. All Carnival participants, as well as the Rethymnians... Read more

9th International Games Psiloritis Race

  • Nov 3,2017

The race trail covers the distance that pilgrims of the sacred city of Minoan Knossos used to walk in order to climb Psiloritis mountain and honor their god, Zeus Cretagenes, who according to Ancient Greek Mythology was brought up in the cave of Ideon Andron, worship center and sanctum during the Minoan and Roman times. Today, Psiloritis Race links the myth with contemporary history as the runners... Read more

Cheeses of Crete

  • Jul 20,2017

Cretan Dairy Products Crete leads the word in cheese consumption. Cretans love cheese rather than milk. Many dishes of the traditional Cretan cuisine are based on local dairy products; however, in Crete cheese is eaten alone throughout the day either as accompaniment or as appetizer, main meze or desert, while the Cretan graviera topped with honey is everyone’s favourite breakfast or supper. Traditional... Read more

Elouda beach

  • Jul 20,2017

The nice sandy beach northern to the small port of Elounda is situated at a distance of 11 kilometers far from Aghios Nicolaos at the North, and 70 -77 kilometers eastern to the International Airport of Heraklion, via the New or the Old National road respectively. Protected by the Spinalonga peninsula, the beach is not affected by the winds. Fully organised, the beach offers a wide range of accommodation,... Read more

Voulisma beach

  • Jul 20,2017

Voulisma is the second of the three bays in the beautiful village Istron, about 12km east of Agios Nikolaos and 22km north of Ierapetra. The Voulisma Beach or Golden Sands is located approximately 500m from the village (east). Its length is about 700m and is the largest municipal beach of Kalo Chorio.Voulisma is a very well-organized beach, with rare beauty for a beach located in the Northern part... Read more

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Vavourakis Farm

On the island of Crete, apaki (cured pork), a unique Cretan delicacy, is produced by butchers and many well-known processed meat factories, such as Lambrakis, Markakis and Antonakis. Out of those significant local producers, I chose to meet Michalis Vavourakis, a mechanical engineer from Rethymno. Driven by his love for nature and this faith on organic farming and livestock, Michalis Vavourakis, a man that has adopted a philosophical approach to life, decided to dedicate himself to organic pig raising in his own Vavourakis Farm.

Located on a hilltop in the village of Koksare, in the municipality of Rethymno, Vavourakis Farm stretches over an expanse of 170 square meters. In an unspoiled natural landscape, 20 sows and a population of 200 pigs are raised and bred naturally without the use of hormones or medicaments, fed exclusively with the farm’s crops, grains and roots, wild herbs, thyme and certified cereals.

Μore at Greek Gastronomy Guide…

Source: www.greekgastronomyguide.gr

Posts about Rethimno

The heart of wine beats in the heart of Crete

  • Oct 18,2018

Rethymno is celebrating the award of European Wine City 2018! Great news for wine-lovers! Rethymno is celebrating the award of European Wine City 2018 by RECEVIN European Network, opening thus a new page for wine experience and wine-tourism. Wine has always been a very important part of the daily life and the culture of Cretan people. It is the signature and seal of friendship in social gatherings... Read more

The Rethymno Carnival 2018 BEGINS!!

  • Jan 30,2018

Rethymno’s Carnival 2018 has just begun, calling everyone to "Be your Best Self"!! On Saturday, January 27th, 2018, the Carnival events of 2018 have officially started with a magnificent ceremony, followed by an unforgettable party at the Unknown Soldier Square, with thousands of people from all over Crete and other places around the world. All Carnival participants, as well as the Rethymnians... Read more

9th International Games Psiloritis Race

  • Nov 3,2017

The race trail covers the distance that pilgrims of the sacred city of Minoan Knossos used to walk in order to climb Psiloritis mountain and honor their god, Zeus Cretagenes, who according to Ancient Greek Mythology was brought up in the cave of Ideon Andron, worship center and sanctum during the Minoan and Roman times. Today, Psiloritis Race links the myth with contemporary history as the runners... Read more

Missiria beach

  • Jul 20,2017

Situated 3 kilometers far from Rethymnon at the East, the beach of Missiria is a beautiful long sandy beach, affected by the "meltemia"(northern summer winds). It is rather well organised with accommodation facilities, taverns and cafes. Some facilities for swimming and sunbathing (sunbeds, umbrellas) are also available. It is easily accessible on foot or by public bus and taxi from Rethymnon, as well... Read more

Episkopi beach

  • Jul 20,2017

Episkopi beach is located approximately 12 km to the west from Rethymno city and 2 km the south from the of Episkopi settlement in Rethymno prefecture. The Mousela River is the west border of Episkopi beach and the east border is a river that flows through the Petre gorge, next to the bridge of martens. Episkopi is a big sandy beach with shallow waters, affected by “meltemia” (northwestern daily... Read more

Adele beach

  • Jul 20,2017

The Adele beach is located in a homonym valley in Rethymno prefecture, approximately 8 km from Rethymno city. In front of the Adele valley there is a huge sanded beach of Adele extending to the Skaleta region. The Adele beach is shallow, but usually wavy enough, like all the northern beaches of Crete. Sea turtles lay their eggs on this beach; there are some points where you can see ropes and signs... Read more

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Dinapoja liqueur

Kaiti Dinapoja

Dinapoja cottage industry in Heraklion, Crete, produces liqueur and syrups.The story behind Dinapoja is the personal story of Kaiti Dinapoja whose life changed without a warning in her early fifties. It was two personal unfortunate events that urged Kaiti to make a drastic change in her life.

“If you are 50 years old facing serious health problems and you get a divorce, if you lose a prosperous life and all of a sudden you realize that you haven’t got a penny in your pocket, well, you definitively need to do something, you definitively need to move heaven and earth to stand on your own feet”.

Kaiti gave a literal meaning to this idiom. Indeed, Kaiti explored the Cretan land, its mountains and glens, and collected all the flowers, aromatic herbs offered by the Cretan nature reaping also the benefits of Cretan fruits. In the end, she set up a workshop, in order to offer everything she harvests ready to drink and enjoy in a glass!

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Source: www.greekgastronomyguide.gr

Posts about Heraklion

Heraklion Archaeological Museum

  • May 31,2017

The Heraklion Archaeological Museum in Crete is one of the biggest and most noteworthy museums in Greece and among the most significant museums in Europe. The museum houses representative artifacts from all the periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering a chronological span of over 5,500 years from the Neolithic to the Roman Period. Its Minoan antiquities collection on exhibit is the most... Read more

Dinapoja liqueur

  • May 31,2017

Kaiti Dinapoja Dinapoja cottage industry in Heraklion, Crete, produces liqueur and syrups.The story behind Dinapoja is the personal story of Kaiti Dinapoja whose life changed without a warning in her early fifties. It was two personal unfortunate events that urged Kaiti to make a drastic change in her life. “If you are 50 years old facing serious health problems and you get a divorce, if you lose... Read more

Boutari Winery in Skalani

  • May 31,2017

The Boutari Winery in Crete is built outside Skalani village, on the Fantaxometocho Estate, at 8 km kilometers from the centre of Heraklion city. This winery is really the gem of the viticultural zone of Archanes. Fantaxometocho Estate or otherwise called “the settlement of the ghosts” (this second name explains the meaning of the word fantaxometocho) owes its name to the efforts made by the former... Read more

The Dikti Range

  • Nov 17,2016

THIS RANGE LIES BETWEEN HERAKLION AND LASSITHI. Its highest summit is Spathi (2.148 m) and there are two more peaks at an altitude of more than 2000m. Lassithi Plateau, the largest in Crete, lies at the heart of the range at an altitude of 850 m. It is surrounded by a series of smaller plateaus such as Katharo, Limnakaro, Mari, Lapathos, Omalos, Erganos and Nisimos. There is a mountain shelter at Limnakaro... Read more

The Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC)

  • Oct 6,2016

The Natural History Museum of Crete is housed in the renovated former premises of the Heraklion Public Power Corporation, on Dermatas’ Bay. With an area of 3,500 m2, it is the largest exhibition of its kind in the Mediterranean, showcasing the natural environment of Crete and the wider Mediterranean area in an innovative, original way. Visitors have the opportunity to explore Cretan ecosystems alongside... Read more

Archaeological Museum of Archanes

  • Oct 6,2016

In the Museum of Archanes are exhibited mainly stone and clay objects as well as exact copies of some of the most important archaeological finds of the area Archanes-Yuhtas, which is undoubtedly one of the most important archaeological sites of Crete. Most of the finds are in the archaeological museum of Heraklion but the successful way in which the finds and the copies are displayed, gives the visitor... Read more

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Sorros Dairy Farm

Located one breath away from Athens, the Saronic Golf Islands have become a popular holiday destination, mostly for the Athenians. Thus, except for tourism, there are hardly any other professional activities developed and namely in the primary sector. The Sorros dairy farm in Aegina, of a family with a long tradition in meat and dairy products, is a shining exception to this rule.

Nektarios, the father, is responsible for the cattle. Epistimi, the mother, runs the butcher shop that is located next to Aegina’s Fish Market. Recently, a new productive member has been added to the family, Sarantis, the son, who recently graduated from the Dairy School of Ioannina, a city at the north of Greece. Although novice on dairy farming, Sarantis produces traditional Aegina cheeses, such as gkeremezi (a soft cheese with a sour taste) and ladotyri (literally oil cheese), made according to his grandmother’s or local traditional recipes using local milk. The cheeses of Sarantis are in high demand, so now Sarantis is getting the extra milk quantities needed from two young milk producers on the island.

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Source: www.greekgastronomyguide.gr

Posts about Aegina

Fistiki Festival

  • May 29,2017

Under the imaginative title “Hold on my beloved pistachio tree” a daily workshop was held in 2008 on the initiative of the residents of Aegina. Serving as a stage for presenting inter alia the valuable experience of Bronte, a pistachio-producing town in Sicily, this event gave rise to the establishment of the famous Fistiki Fest (fistiki stands for pistachio in Greek). Since then, the Fistiki... Read more

Sorros Dairy Farm

  • May 29,2017

Located one breath away from Athens, the Saronic Golf Islands have become a popular holiday destination, mostly for the Athenians. Thus, except for tourism, there are hardly any other professional activities developed and namely in the primary sector. The Sorros dairy farm in Aegina, of a family with a long tradition in meat and dairy products, is a shining exception to this rule. Nektarios, the father,... Read more

Philippos Hellenic Goods

  • May 29,2017

What happens when a company brings together the Swiss rationalism and professionalism, the Greek way of looking at life – remaining unaltered for centuries -, the quality of life in Greece, fantasy and creativity? The answer is quite simple; a very successful business, a little gem – showcase of European entrepreneurship -, a company celebrating the successful synthesis of Greece’s long-term... Read more

Eleni Kypraiou

  • May 29,2017

I met Eleni Kypraiou during an event – actually during the filming of “Elliniko Proino” (Greek Breakfast) TV programme dedicated to the island of Aegina. Fascinated by Eleni’s interventions and her radiant personality, further to her invitation to visit her estate, next thing I knew, I found myself in Aegina early dawn on the very next day. At her mansion, over coffee served with delicious... Read more

Fistiki Aiginis

  • May 29,2017

Fistiki (pistachio) is the fruit of the pistachio-tree, a small deciduous tree. Pistachio is native to Iran with the earliest traces of the fruit being eaten dating back to the 7th millennium BC. The pistachio-tree ranges among the trees known after the conquests of Alexander the Great. During the Byzantine Empire, pistachios used to be very popular and were offered in the eateries as appetizer to accompany... Read more

Fistiki Aiginis PDO – Nikos Tzitzis

  • May 29,2017

Aegina Dry Nuts The company “Fistiki Aiginis PDO” – Nikos Tzitzis, under the trading name “AIGINA® – Dry Nuts” is a family business that was founded in 1952, when Giannis Tzitzis decided to process and package himself the pistachios growing on his estates. To this end, the company’s field of activity is the production, processing (cleaning, sorting), roasting and packaging of this unique... Read more

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Philippos Hellenic Goods

What happens when a company brings together the Swiss rationalism and professionalism, the Greek way of looking at life – remaining unaltered for centuries -, the quality of life in Greece, fantasy and creativity?

The answer is quite simple; a very successful business, a little gem – showcase of European entrepreneurship -, a company celebrating the successful synthesis of Greece’s long-term legacy in producing olive oil- olive trees caressed by Greece’s ample sunlight and its unique climate offer generously this life-giving source – with state-of-the-art technology and the most advanced marketing strategies.

Μore at Greek Gastronomy Guide…

Source: www.greekgastronomyguide.gr

Posts about Aegina

Fistiki Festival

  • May 29,2017

Under the imaginative title “Hold on my beloved pistachio tree” a daily workshop was held in 2008 on the initiative of the residents of Aegina. Serving as a stage for presenting inter alia the valuable experience of Bronte, a pistachio-producing town in Sicily, this event gave rise to the establishment of the famous Fistiki Fest (fistiki stands for pistachio in Greek). Since then, the Fistiki... Read more

Sorros Dairy Farm

  • May 29,2017

Located one breath away from Athens, the Saronic Golf Islands have become a popular holiday destination, mostly for the Athenians. Thus, except for tourism, there are hardly any other professional activities developed and namely in the primary sector. The Sorros dairy farm in Aegina, of a family with a long tradition in meat and dairy products, is a shining exception to this rule. Nektarios, the father,... Read more

Philippos Hellenic Goods

  • May 29,2017

What happens when a company brings together the Swiss rationalism and professionalism, the Greek way of looking at life – remaining unaltered for centuries -, the quality of life in Greece, fantasy and creativity? The answer is quite simple; a very successful business, a little gem – showcase of European entrepreneurship -, a company celebrating the successful synthesis of Greece’s long-term... Read more

Eleni Kypraiou

  • May 29,2017

I met Eleni Kypraiou during an event – actually during the filming of “Elliniko Proino” (Greek Breakfast) TV programme dedicated to the island of Aegina. Fascinated by Eleni’s interventions and her radiant personality, further to her invitation to visit her estate, next thing I knew, I found myself in Aegina early dawn on the very next day. At her mansion, over coffee served with delicious... Read more

Fistiki Aiginis

  • May 29,2017

Fistiki (pistachio) is the fruit of the pistachio-tree, a small deciduous tree. Pistachio is native to Iran with the earliest traces of the fruit being eaten dating back to the 7th millennium BC. The pistachio-tree ranges among the trees known after the conquests of Alexander the Great. During the Byzantine Empire, pistachios used to be very popular and were offered in the eateries as appetizer to accompany... Read more

Fistiki Aiginis PDO – Nikos Tzitzis

  • May 29,2017

Aegina Dry Nuts The company “Fistiki Aiginis PDO” – Nikos Tzitzis, under the trading name “AIGINA® – Dry Nuts” is a family business that was founded in 1952, when Giannis Tzitzis decided to process and package himself the pistachios growing on his estates. To this end, the company’s field of activity is the production, processing (cleaning, sorting), roasting and packaging of this unique... Read more

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Eleni Kypraiou

I met Eleni Kypraiou during an event – actually during the filming of “Elliniko Proino” (Greek Breakfast) TV programme dedicated to the island of Aegina. Fascinated by Eleni’s interventions and her radiant personality, further to her invitation to visit her estate, next thing I knew, I found myself in Aegina early dawn on the very next day.

At her mansion, over coffee served with delicious goodies, I learned that Eleni’s grandparents came from the island of Hydra and that, as a compensation for their participation in the Greek Revolution of 1821-1828, they had been given a vast expanse of land in the area of Perivolla (where the estate of Eleni is currently located). Eleni suggested we visited the estate. We set off around 08.30. Driving in Eleni’s pickup truck through earth roads, narrow and stony as sheep paths, we finally reached our destination. This is where things got tricky for me; with her sabots on, Eleni was climbing cliffs and dry stone walls, exhibiting the excellent cliff-climbing skills of wild goats, to show me her new acquisition, her new beautiful estate at Katopides as she was explaining to me that she had to preserve the stone walls from falling, as well as how she performed a drilling, how she built a stone fence at the estate, etc. As for me, I was trying to catch my breath and, totally exhausted, I was struggling to keep up with her quick pace.

Μore at Greek Gastronomy Guide…

Source: www.greekgastronomyguide.gr

Posts about Aegina

Fistiki Festival

  • May 29,2017

Under the imaginative title “Hold on my beloved pistachio tree” a daily workshop was held in 2008 on the initiative of the residents of Aegina. Serving as a stage for presenting inter alia the valuable experience of Bronte, a pistachio-producing town in Sicily, this event gave rise to the establishment of the famous Fistiki Fest (fistiki stands for pistachio in Greek). Since then, the Fistiki... Read more

Sorros Dairy Farm

  • May 29,2017

Located one breath away from Athens, the Saronic Golf Islands have become a popular holiday destination, mostly for the Athenians. Thus, except for tourism, there are hardly any other professional activities developed and namely in the primary sector. The Sorros dairy farm in Aegina, of a family with a long tradition in meat and dairy products, is a shining exception to this rule. Nektarios, the father,... Read more

Philippos Hellenic Goods

  • May 29,2017

What happens when a company brings together the Swiss rationalism and professionalism, the Greek way of looking at life – remaining unaltered for centuries -, the quality of life in Greece, fantasy and creativity? The answer is quite simple; a very successful business, a little gem – showcase of European entrepreneurship -, a company celebrating the successful synthesis of Greece’s long-term... Read more

Eleni Kypraiou

  • May 29,2017

I met Eleni Kypraiou during an event – actually during the filming of “Elliniko Proino” (Greek Breakfast) TV programme dedicated to the island of Aegina. Fascinated by Eleni’s interventions and her radiant personality, further to her invitation to visit her estate, next thing I knew, I found myself in Aegina early dawn on the very next day. At her mansion, over coffee served with delicious... Read more

Fistiki Aiginis

  • May 29,2017

Fistiki (pistachio) is the fruit of the pistachio-tree, a small deciduous tree. Pistachio is native to Iran with the earliest traces of the fruit being eaten dating back to the 7th millennium BC. The pistachio-tree ranges among the trees known after the conquests of Alexander the Great. During the Byzantine Empire, pistachios used to be very popular and were offered in the eateries as appetizer to accompany... Read more

Fistiki Aiginis PDO – Nikos Tzitzis

  • May 29,2017

Aegina Dry Nuts The company “Fistiki Aiginis PDO” – Nikos Tzitzis, under the trading name “AIGINA® – Dry Nuts” is a family business that was founded in 1952, when Giannis Tzitzis decided to process and package himself the pistachios growing on his estates. To this end, the company’s field of activity is the production, processing (cleaning, sorting), roasting and packaging of this unique... Read more

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Fistiki Aiginis

Fistiki (pistachio) is the fruit of the pistachio-tree, a small deciduous tree. Pistachio is native to Iran with the earliest traces of the fruit being eaten dating back to the 7th millennium BC. The pistachio-tree ranges among the trees known after the conquests of Alexander the Great. During the Byzantine Empire, pistachios used to be very popular and were offered in the eateries as appetizer to accompany wine. Currently, pistachio-trees are widely cultivated in Asia, the Mediterranean and the United States.

In 1896, Nikolas Peroglou created the first organized pistachio-tree plantation in Aegina planting pistachio seeds that he had possibly brought from Syria. From Aegina, the cultivation of pistachio-trees expanded first to Attica and from there, to the rest of Greece. Growing on the poor, limestone soil of the island, the pistachio-tree of Aegina utilizes the properties of the soil to its fullest benefit. Enjoying a dry climate, limited irrigation and close proximity to the sea, the fruit of this tree is endowed with particular organoleptic properties, an exquisite taste and aroma that have justly attributed to the pistachio of Aegina a worldwide fame; the pistachio of Aegina is currently considered to be the best in the world.

Μore at Greek Gastronomy Guide…

Source: www.greekgastronomyguide.gr

Posts about Aegina

Fistiki Festival

  • May 29,2017

Under the imaginative title “Hold on my beloved pistachio tree” a daily workshop was held in 2008 on the initiative of the residents of Aegina. Serving as a stage for presenting inter alia the valuable experience of Bronte, a pistachio-producing town in Sicily, this event gave rise to the establishment of the famous Fistiki Fest (fistiki stands for pistachio in Greek). Since then, the Fistiki... Read more

Sorros Dairy Farm

  • May 29,2017

Located one breath away from Athens, the Saronic Golf Islands have become a popular holiday destination, mostly for the Athenians. Thus, except for tourism, there are hardly any other professional activities developed and namely in the primary sector. The Sorros dairy farm in Aegina, of a family with a long tradition in meat and dairy products, is a shining exception to this rule. Nektarios, the father,... Read more

Philippos Hellenic Goods

  • May 29,2017

What happens when a company brings together the Swiss rationalism and professionalism, the Greek way of looking at life – remaining unaltered for centuries -, the quality of life in Greece, fantasy and creativity? The answer is quite simple; a very successful business, a little gem – showcase of European entrepreneurship -, a company celebrating the successful synthesis of Greece’s long-term... Read more

Eleni Kypraiou

  • May 29,2017

I met Eleni Kypraiou during an event – actually during the filming of “Elliniko Proino” (Greek Breakfast) TV programme dedicated to the island of Aegina. Fascinated by Eleni’s interventions and her radiant personality, further to her invitation to visit her estate, next thing I knew, I found myself in Aegina early dawn on the very next day. At her mansion, over coffee served with delicious... Read more

Fistiki Aiginis

  • May 29,2017

Fistiki (pistachio) is the fruit of the pistachio-tree, a small deciduous tree. Pistachio is native to Iran with the earliest traces of the fruit being eaten dating back to the 7th millennium BC. The pistachio-tree ranges among the trees known after the conquests of Alexander the Great. During the Byzantine Empire, pistachios used to be very popular and were offered in the eateries as appetizer to accompany... Read more

Fistiki Aiginis PDO – Nikos Tzitzis

  • May 29,2017

Aegina Dry Nuts The company “Fistiki Aiginis PDO” – Nikos Tzitzis, under the trading name “AIGINA® – Dry Nuts” is a family business that was founded in 1952, when Giannis Tzitzis decided to process and package himself the pistachios growing on his estates. To this end, the company’s field of activity is the production, processing (cleaning, sorting), roasting and packaging of this unique... Read more

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Fistiki Aiginis PDO – Nikos Tzitzis

Aegina Dry Nuts
The company “Fistiki Aiginis PDO” – Nikos Tzitzis, under the trading name “AIGINA® – Dry Nuts” is a family business that was founded in 1952, when Giannis Tzitzis decided to process and package himself the pistachios growing on his estates. To this end, the company’s field of activity is the production, processing (cleaning, sorting), roasting and packaging of this unique local product of Aegina.

Equipped with imported state-of-the-art machinery, the company’s facilities were built on a privately owned land plot located in close proximity to the estates, so as to ensure direct connection between production, processing and packaging. The company was the first company in Greece to be granted a license to operate a plant for processing and packaging the famous “Fistiki Aiginis” and almond.

Μore at Greek Gastronomy Guide…

Source: www.greekgastronomyguide.gr

Posts about Aegina

Fistiki Festival

  • May 29,2017

Under the imaginative title “Hold on my beloved pistachio tree” a daily workshop was held in 2008 on the initiative of the residents of Aegina. Serving as a stage for presenting inter alia the valuable experience of Bronte, a pistachio-producing town in Sicily, this event gave rise to the establishment of the famous Fistiki Fest (fistiki stands for pistachio in Greek). Since then, the Fistiki... Read more

Sorros Dairy Farm

  • May 29,2017

Located one breath away from Athens, the Saronic Golf Islands have become a popular holiday destination, mostly for the Athenians. Thus, except for tourism, there are hardly any other professional activities developed and namely in the primary sector. The Sorros dairy farm in Aegina, of a family with a long tradition in meat and dairy products, is a shining exception to this rule. Nektarios, the father,... Read more

Philippos Hellenic Goods

  • May 29,2017

What happens when a company brings together the Swiss rationalism and professionalism, the Greek way of looking at life – remaining unaltered for centuries -, the quality of life in Greece, fantasy and creativity? The answer is quite simple; a very successful business, a little gem – showcase of European entrepreneurship -, a company celebrating the successful synthesis of Greece’s long-term... Read more

Eleni Kypraiou

  • May 29,2017

I met Eleni Kypraiou during an event – actually during the filming of “Elliniko Proino” (Greek Breakfast) TV programme dedicated to the island of Aegina. Fascinated by Eleni’s interventions and her radiant personality, further to her invitation to visit her estate, next thing I knew, I found myself in Aegina early dawn on the very next day. At her mansion, over coffee served with delicious... Read more

Fistiki Aiginis

  • May 29,2017

Fistiki (pistachio) is the fruit of the pistachio-tree, a small deciduous tree. Pistachio is native to Iran with the earliest traces of the fruit being eaten dating back to the 7th millennium BC. The pistachio-tree ranges among the trees known after the conquests of Alexander the Great. During the Byzantine Empire, pistachios used to be very popular and were offered in the eateries as appetizer to accompany... Read more

Fistiki Aiginis PDO – Nikos Tzitzis

  • May 29,2017

Aegina Dry Nuts The company “Fistiki Aiginis PDO” – Nikos Tzitzis, under the trading name “AIGINA® – Dry Nuts” is a family business that was founded in 1952, when Giannis Tzitzis decided to process and package himself the pistachios growing on his estates. To this end, the company’s field of activity is the production, processing (cleaning, sorting), roasting and packaging of this unique... Read more

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Mavromatis Kumquat

Mavromatis is a family run enterprise. Its first plant opened in 1965 in Corfu town and it specialised in the promotion of the kumquat in sweets and liqueurs. In 1984 it moved to the Palaiokastritsa road, and in 2008 it transferred to new quarters in an ultramodern factory.

Production, which absorbs 80% of the island’s kumquat crop, runs to an annual million bottles of liqueur and 50 tons of sweets. The company has since expanded to include ouzo, brandy and 20 different fruit liqueurs. Its red kumquat, at 22-25 % alcohol (44-50 proof), is a liqueur with a unique taste and aroma that comes from the peel of the fruit. It may be served straight, with ice cubes, or mixed with juices or spirits (vodka, brandy, whisky, etc).

Μore at Greek Gastronomy Guide…

Source: www.greekgastronomyguide.gr

Posts about Corfu

Ipsos beach

  • Jul 13,2017

Ipsos beach is characterized by its large length and from the fact that it is situated just below the main road in front of the touristy village Ipsos, on the northern part of the city of Corfu. It is quite a narrow beach, covered with pebbles and has got shallow and clean waters for which it was awarded with the Blue Flag by the European Union. Ipsos beach is fully organized with parasols and deck-chairs.... Read more

Syki beach

  • Jul 13,2017

Syki is a small, completely secluded beach with white pebbles, turquoise waters, surrounded by vast vegetation which reaches almost until the sea. Syki is not organized and the nearest restaurants are situated in Kassiopi, at a distance of 3 kilometers. It is accessible by the seaside road which connects Kassiopi to Acharavi, just before you reach the village of Apraos and Kalamaki beach. You can leave... Read more

Sidari beach

  • Jul 13,2017

Sidari beach is a large and sandy beach, which extends along the main road, below the homonymous resort on the northern shores of the island. It is located between the small port and the famous Channel of Love, one of the most famous sights in the whole island. For this reason, Sidari beach is one of the most visited and busy beaches whic, is mainly preferred by tourists who flood this region every... Read more

Santa Barbara Perivoli beach

  • Jul 13,2017

Marathias and Santa Barbara to the south, the continuation of Saint George, two adjoining sandy beaches, about four kilometers long. It can be reached by driving through Perivoli village and follow the signs, so distance from Corfu town is about 30 km. Nobody knows exactly where their boundaries are (the locals are still arguing about that!), but generally the northern part is called Marathias and the southern... Read more

Roda beach

  • Jul 13,2017

Roda beach extends in front of the homonymous resort on the northern coast of the island. It is a large sandy beach, basically a continuation of Acharavi beach. Roda beach has been awarded with the Blue Flag for its clean waters which do not deepen abruptly making it ideal for families with children. In Roda beach there is a great variety of sea sports. Along the beach you will find some parasols and deck-chairs... Read more

Prasoudi beach

  • Jul 13,2017

Prasoudi is located in the south-western side of Corfu, near the beautiful and large village of Agios Matheos. It is about 4 kilometers away from it. The naming Prasoudi comes from the plant «prasoulida » (chive) which grows on the cliffs a few meters above the shore. Prasoudi is a small, sandy beach with few pebbles and scattered rocks into the sea. There you will find few deck-chairs and parasols... Read more

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