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About "Zythos", the Greek "beertale"

About "Zythos", the Greek "beertale"

… It is a time when many Greek microbreweries emerged all over the country & consumers have chosen to support local products. Greek beer is thriving & many products of our "own" breweries are of equal or even better taste than their foreign counterparts! ...

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Τhe "Koukouvagia" (Owl) tale

Τhe "Koukouvagia" (Owl) tale

... Many years have gone by since this childhood memory, but the "koukouvagia" (owl) remains one of my favourite salads… & now I understand why its name is far more fitting than what I thought when I was a child! It is a “wise” salad just like the owl, which was a symbol of wisdom in ancient Greece. ...

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The "Grandma's Meatballs" tale

The "Grandma's Meatballs" tale

August 15th in Greece calls for a big celebration!!! The whole family always gathered in the village around a seemingly endless table! Three generations of family and now a fourth! Food and drink never end and so are the stories plentiful!

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The "Bad Peruvian" tale

The "Bad Peruvian" tale

It’s summer in the village & there is a distinct smell in the air. Passing by the "sauce maker's" you realize that it’s time. The trucks outside are loaded with heaps of tomatoes. I know exactly what I will find upon entering the house…

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The Unique Mastic (video)

The Unique Mastic (video)

One of the recently rediscovered secrets of our forebears is that of Chios Mastic "Tears", a resinous gum with astonishing medicinal properties.

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The "olive tale"

The "olive tale"

The olive tree is the symbol of Greece. The olives it makes are its fruit & our first childhood memories. 

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The Buffalo tale

The Buffalo tale

I look deep into its eyes... one the colour of blue... the other brown and think to myself how wild they look on the outside but how sweet they seem when you gaze into their eyes. ”They are smart and gentle animals” Vasilis tells me ...

Come with us to meet an extraordinary family and the way of life they' ve chosen...

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Askada - how the fig is done in Kimi

Askada - how the fig is done in Kimi

For us " askada " is much more than two figs together. It represents our childhood memories and our effort to create the same "askades" as "Grandma Sofia" and "Aunt Katina".  And we think, now that we are grown up, the "well done" that we heard was the reward for the remembrance and the taste. Why " askada " for us means a hug and a match...
 
Askada: from the ancient name for figs, 'ischada'.
 
The process of collecting, processing, drying in the sun, " thermization", drying again, and standardization of figs, is done entirely by hand. The excellent final product is the result of a multi-stage process, time-consuming and laborious.  The result, however, and the distinct flavor that leaves us the askada fig, is hiding inside... a myth!

Green figs

THE PLACE - Kimi

Formerly called Kumiko, Kimi held considerable strength in the ancient times and created colonies in the West, including the famous Kimi Campania in Italy. Euboeans reached Campania in 750 BC bringing with them their Evian alphabet which locals used, unchanged, to create the subsequent Latin alphabet.
 
During the 19th and 20th century, Kimi had significant production and presence abroad in agricultural products such as wine, oil, and silk etc.
 
The Kimi fig is a unique product recognized by the European Union as a product with Protected Designation of Origin. It is produced exclusively in Kimi's Prefecture of Evia, which has over 25,000 fig trees of the local variety. The characteristics of the fruit are obtained via a production involving a traditional and unique way of drying, not found anywhere else in the world. Totally organic and natural, the production process starts in the first ten days of August and ends around mid- September. The fruits are collected in an ultra - mature state by hand, carefully opened and placed in wooden crates and then, after they have been dried naturally in the sun, are placed together, "hugging", creating what locals call "askada". This results in a distinct flavour, hiding the myth inside.
 
Kimi euboea

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Hello there, FOODIE!!!
So you want to know more about our delivery options...

Initially, you should know that we are a service oriented
company & we make our very best to keep YOU happy!!!

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Find below all the information for BeNeLux & Germany.
For the rest of the countries we ship, scroll a bit more!

Country

Shipping Costs (Fixed)

Free Shipping Amount*1

Shipping Days*2

Delivery Time*3*4

Netherlands

7.95€

69€

Tue - Fri

1 Day

Belgium

13.95€

99€

Tue - Thu

1-2 Days

Germany

13.95€

99€

Tue - Wed

2-3 Days

Luxemburg

17.95€

139€

Tue - Wed

1-2 Days

*1 Final price including taxes & after any applicable discounts
including but not limited to vouchers.
*2 We ship the day of the order for orders placed till 10:00am.
Orders placed after 10:00am will be shipped next day.
*3 The delivery time is based on the information given by our
contractors for the deliveries & they are 90% accurate.
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based on the information provided here.
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or a cancellation of the delivery then there is nothing
"greek foodtales" could do to reimburse you. Moreover,
it’s a pity to miss out on our divine delicacies & drinks
because of something so preventable...

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*CHILLED PRODUCTS: YES, we do ship chilled products
with proper packaging that will keep them chilled for 3 days.
So, feel free to order anything you wish for without worries!

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Do you hate paying delivery costs for your orders?
We do too... so we have a solution for you!!!

You can Pick Up for Free your Orders at our locations below.
There are no handling charges for any amount ordered,
but the orders should be placed online until Friday 13:00pm.
Important Warning: NO shopping on location!!!

  1. UTRECHT: Pick up on Saturday & Sunday 9:00-21:00
    Address: Eendrachtlaan 80, 3526LB (Boxx Entrance)
    Call 0612401764 to gain access & pick up your order.
  2. WAGENINGEN: Pick up on Saturday 9:00-11.00
    Address: Lindenlaan 34, 6706DR
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We also ship to the following countries in EUROPE
The cost is calculated according to the following table:

Country

Cost / Parcel

Cost / kg

Country

Cost / Parcel

Cost / kg

Austria

15.15€

0.47€

Latvia

32.03€

0.71€

Bulgaria

28.45€

0.71€

Lithuania

32.03€

0.71€

Czech

18.30€

0.71€

Poland

18.30€

0.71€

Denmark
(excl. Greenland
& Faroe Islands)

15.15€

0.40€

Italy
(excl. San Marino
& Vatican City)

16.35€

0.47€

Estonia

32.03€

0.71€

Romania

28.45€

0.71€

Finland

20.28€

0.71€

Slovakia

18.30€

0.71€

France

15.15€

0.47€

Slovenia

18.30€

0.71€

Great Britain
(excl. Gibraltar &
Channel Islands)

15.15€

0.47€

Portugal
(incl. Azores
& Madeira)

36.14€

0.71€

Greece

19.20€

1.66€

Spain

(incl. Balearic Islands)

19.53€

0.47€

Hungary

18.30€

0.71€

Ireland

36.72€

0.71€

Sweden

16.35€

0.47€

*(Sending Costs) = (Parcels Costs) + (kg Costs) + (21% VAT)

SORRY we do NOT ship to the rest of the WORLD!