Our Habbits :: The Tsipouro
For those who know, Tsipouro (raki) is a whole culture. Starting from the grape, the care we give a whole year, to reach at the most great time. The distillation. It's the time that drop by drop from the distillery will start running clean, filling our glasses and our hearts.
Nea Anchialos has a very long tradition through centuries in Tsipouro production which has been transmitted from generation to generation by our ancestors in Eastern Romelia.
There are many producers in Nea Anchialos producing bottled Tsipouro by preserving the old original recipe in perfect combination with modern manufacturing methods and certifications. Nea Anchialos Tsipouro has been awarded with many national as well as international distinctions. You can buy the local wines from local distributors.
The history begins at the decade of 20's, when the 'Tsipouradika' were few and the productions of traditional alcohol drink "Tsipouro" was being at small quantities.
Then it was when the 25ari (small bottle 0,25ml of Tsipouro drink) was established with accompany of appetizers, mostly seafood, such as octopus, crawfishes and many other tastes.
The tradition says that refuges from Asia Minor brought with them the habit of Tsipouro drink, accompanied with seafood appetizers. In our days, every different tsipouro should be accompanied with different appetizer.
This is a traditional ceremony which maintained years ago. The 25ari is a small bottle with tsipouro for a small glass.
Tsipouradika can be found in every corner of Nea Anchialos and Volos city, so the visitor can seat at one of the many tsipouradika of the town and simply enjoy tsipouro drink and the appetizers proposed and served.It is worth to visit Tsipouradika and feel the special atmosphere that have.