For many years we have been reviving the traditions of our ancestors and since 1913 Antonis Koukoutsakis bought his raki distillery pot
Got his alcohol license and started going from neighborhood to neighborhood sleeping next to his distillery making peoples raki and in exchange taking a small percentage of the alcohol home to his family other times to sell and other times for personal use or medicinal purposes.
Everyone knew they could get a drink in his house he was always open to guests he played them music with his homemade Cretan lira and let them smoke from his homegrown tobacco, he was also the villages finest carpenter.A man of multi talents and father of nine children one of them being my grandfather Eftihis , you could say we owe him our very existence and by reenacting grape picking and raki making every year for the past 100 years we can say we honor his memory , but we went one step further 6 years ago we started to share this tradition with others who needed to get away from the everyday life of
the city step out of their offices and get their hands dirty become tired smell the earth and then grape therapy was born.
With the help of Doctor Gerard we do it every year , sometimes come many and sometimes a few but they always come to smell the aromas of the crushed grapes get their feet messy and learn the secrets of wine and raki making , a big thank you to all participants once more and when we start distilling getting drunk under the dark shining moon sky we will have a drink on you .