narrative: Haris Vekris photography: Nireas Vekris Another island, and a neighbor of Syros at that, makes its appearance on the tsou.gr map flagged with that special symbol of ours that marks it as an ouzo-producing island! Andros! The Andros Distillery, which produces ANDROP Tsipouro, was established in 2018 and is located at Pitrofos, inland on…
Dreaming of summertime, when we will all meet up at the beaches for a swim and a refreshing glass of ouzo, tsou.gr and its friends are launching the first 4 designs of the line Tsou-shirts featuring our favorite drink. Directly associated with the high quality and exceptional visuals of our website, we are hopeful that…
narrative: Ismene Kilia photography: Haris Vekris Ouzo is Greece’s drink par excellence. It is well known for its sweet yet intense taste which everyone associates with anise. However, apart from anise and other plant-based seeds and berries, it is also allowed to add to ouzo a small quantity of sugar, something that most of the…
The way the younger generations drink ouzo has been undergoing changes, but the more that way changes the more it stays the same. narrative: Ismene Kilia photography: Haris Vekris Most of us are well versed in the way ouzo should be drunk and have been familiar with that way since childhood: we’ve watched our parents,…
article: Haris Vekris photography: Nikos Ragousis Syros has now its own jazz festival. This is no surprise announcement nor is it a secret that the SYROS JAZZ FESTIVAL, after seven years of taking place, has become a firmly established institution. During a three-day weekend early every October, the opulent red velvet furnishings and the stage…
The new business idea of Kostas Prekas is called “A PIECE of history of Hermoupolis and Syros” and is based on the last authentic creations of “O Ermis”, the very first laboratory of the Greek glass industry, which was founded on the Island of Syros back in 1870 and was closed in 1930. However, some…
photos: Nikos Ragkousis illustration: TASMAR The annual TSOU.GRisma for ouzo lovers has become an established event. This year, TSOU.GRisma 2019, a night for ouzo lovers, took place at the “Frangosyriani” appetizer venue in Ano Syros, on Saturday, June 29. During the event, www.tsou.gr, the website dedicated to all things ouzo, celebrated its third birthday, in…
I would like to present you a special product that I recently released. I am glad to let you know that the first time I tested it, it felt quite tasty and I sensed that it was perfectly compatible with ouzo. I refer to the Syros pasta made of sea water (small noodles, barley pasta),…
Many years ago, I found myself for the first time in Crete willing to meet my parents-in law. After our first encounter we went to the local café or better as we say it in Greece, to the “kafenio”. The spring had just started. It was May… Everybody ordered the usual “raki” but I preferred…
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…
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