Text: Haris Vekris Photos: Nikos Ragkousis This is actually the first time we didn’t have to get on a boat and travel in order to write an article for our blog’s “On Site” column! The reason is simple: “Ouzo Makryonitis”, which was launched a few days ago, is produced right here on Syros! The Makryonitis…
narrative: Charis Vekris photography: Michalis Richter greek restaurants   Greek restaurants (aka taverns) first made their appearance in Germany in the early 80s. Nowadays, it is estimated that there are 7,000 Greek restaurants (including the “Imbiß” which are similar to souvlaki shops) in all of Germany, with more than 350 of these being located in…
narrative: Charis Vekris photography: Michalis Richter Εxports – Δistribution   Munich: a city with the third largest population in Germany. Munich is so clean and quiet that, despite its size, it’s considered by many to be the world’s largest village. Yes, it’s quiet with one exception: the two and a half weeks of the Oktoberfest,…
narrative: Charis Vekris I recently travelled to Chalki in Naxos to visit Vallindras Distillery, thinking I would be the only one to have this idea. Who would leave the island’s vast beaches, fascinating archaeological sites and tavernas serving delicious food to visit a distillery in a village in the center of the island on a…
text: Charis Vekris photo editing: Michalis Richter Moraitis Winery may be renowned for its excellent Paros wines but its ouzo is no less inspirational. Packaged in fabulously designed bottles, BALLOS Ouzo is available at every upscale ouzo venue throughout the island. We traced it back to the winery's impressive facilities in Naoussa, Paros, by the…
text: Charis Vekris photos: Andreas Spinos Having met Vangelis Vourdamis, the producer of “NOSTOS”, through our website a while ago, we picked his small, family-run distillery to launch the series of presentations this column will be hosting. Vourdamis Distillery is one of many small businesses in the sector striving to remain optimistic and keep up…