Greece
Calamos Supports GreeceCalamos Supports Greece

Raki

Greek Hospital Patient Given Raki Instead of Contrast Agent

An elderly Greek on the island of Crete ended up in intensive care after one of his relatives that was accompanying him gave him a glass of raki, a strong alcoholic drink, instead of a contrast agent. According to local...

Crisis Leads Greeks to Inexpensive Traditional Drinks

The ongoing economic crisis and new excise taxes on spirits has led many Greeks to the consumption of inexpensive traditional Greek spirits such as ouzo, raki and tsipouro. According to research conducted by the Greek Documentation and Monitoring Center for...

European Court to Decide if Raki and Tsipouro Will Receive Full Tax Rate

It is possible that following a referral on Wednesday by the European Commission that Greece's tsipouro and raki producers might be losing its tax statutes in the near future, which would result in higher taxes being imposed on the...

The Authentic Greek 'Tsipouradika' of Volos

Tsipouro or raki is a pomace brandy produced in Greece and in particular Thessaly (Tsipouro Tyrnavou), Epirus, Macedonia, Mani, and the island of Crete. It is a strong distilled spirit containing 40-45% alcohol by volume and is produced from...

Move Over Mexico… Cretan Opuntia Spirit Tequila Has Arrived!

From tsikoudia to tequila... Cretans have left their anise flavored local raki and have taken to tequila it seems! Made of prickly pear, the new Cretan tequila known as Opuntia Spirit will make its official entry in Greek liquor stores...

Meteora, Crete Get Austrians Notice

Two of Greece's most alluring attractions, Meteora and Crete, are starring features in well-known publications in Austria for Easter. The Austrian newspaper Kourier hosts in the special insert Leisure, an eight-page tribute to Meteora, entitled  Between Heaven and Earth. The...