Tsikoudia Vassilakis Estate 200ml 0,2L

One of the best traditional Cretan Tsikoudia, a crystal clear grape spirit in a beautiful small glass bottle. Shipped worldwide. Enjoy with friends wisely!
Alcohol by volume: 40 % vol.
Gross Weight: 0,6 Kg

Availability: In stock

€11,70 11.70
Vassilakis Estate


Tsikoudia Vassilakis Estate 200ml

Traditional Cretan distilled grape spirit called Tsikoudia or Raki.

Tsikoudia is a crystal clear grape spirit, traditionally produced by each Cretan family for personal consumption and visitor hospitality. Cretan hospitality dictates that every visitor be offered this heart-warming drink upon arrival and/or after dinner. According to historical scholars, tsikoudia's history dates back to the ancient Minoans. Even then tsikoudia was the Minoans' favourite drink to accompany meals.

Savour your first tsikoudia by sipping slowly, no need to go bottom's up unless you feel inspired! If you don't want another, no one will be offended but you risk walking out with one leg. Local custom suggests it is better to have two drinks, as you have two legs. Cretan tsikoudia requires that food be offered with alcohol, so the perfect mix of local delicacies will accompany your drink. 
So, enjoy the taste and "stin igia sou, sintekne!"

Vassilakis Estate Tsikoudia has been produced for four generations. It is quite strong (alcohol level 40% vol), so savour it slowly paired with meze or food.
Also available in clear glass with cork stopper 700ml.


Note: Maximum order for Cretan Tsikoudia - Raki is two bottles for shipments to USA, Canada and countries with strict alcohol import laws.

*Enjoy Tsikoudia responsibly. Do not drink and drive.


The producer

Vassilakis Estate

Since 1865, the Vassilakis family has produced extra virgin olive oil on their estate in the Mirabello region of Crete, one of the area’s first olive producers. The current Vassilakis generation took over in 1980, preserving time-honoured cultivating and harvesting methods that respect the environment, while investing in state-of-the art extraction, standardization and storage facilities, all of which ensure that Vassilakis Estate olive oils’ superior taste and nutritional values are brought fresh to your table.

The philosophy of the Vassilakis Estate in a nutshell is to offer good food the Vassilakis family enjoys to a wider audience. It is well known that the Cretan diet, of which olive oil is a staple, is very healthy. Other Vassilakis Estate produce includes: a unique eating olive, “Mouratolia”, known locally as the “queen of the eating olives” and Tsikoudia, a traditional Cretan spirit distilled from grapes.


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