Tsikoudia Vassilakis Estate 700ml glass bottle 0,7L

Traditional Cretan Tsikoudia - Raki. Double distilled crystal clear grape spirit made only from from grapes of local varieties. Round shaped glass bottle 700ml, Alcohol 40% vol
Alcohol by volume: 40 % vol.
Gross Weight: 1,9 Kg

Availability: In stock

€22,90 22.90
Vassilakis Estate


Tsikoudia Vassilakis Estate 700ml

Traditional Cretan distilled grape spirit

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, 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 throw it back 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 suggest it is better to have two drinks, as you have two legs. Cretan tsikoudia requires that food be offered with alcohol, so the perfect mixture 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’s strong (40% vol), so savour it always with food or mezes.

Also available in clear glass bottle with cork stopper 200ml


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