SYROS GREEK LOUKOUMI DELIGHT DENAXA

LOUKOUMI DELIGHT

HISTORY

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SYROS GREEK LOUKOUMI DELIGHT DENAXA

Loukoumi comes from the word “lokum”,

SYROS GREEK LOUKOUMI DELIGHT DENAXA

which means confections made of sugar and starch.

In the late 18th century,

NIKIFOROS LYTRAS

loukoumi is made in Chios,

he island of the famous mastic,

and in Constantinople.

1822

The Massacre at Chios

the Chios Massacre.

Refugees find shelter in
Γκραβούρα, Λιμάνι Ερμούπολης

the island of Syros,

introducing the craft of

loukoumi making.

Καζάνι

1832

 Since the very beginning,  the Syros Loukoumi becomes famous internationally.

1837

The first official brand name company of making loukoumi in Syros Island is established.

Σταματελάκης

The craft of making loukoumi has been passed from one generation to the next.

Syros Loukoumi differs from the other types of loukoumi. It is said that the key ingredient for making it unique is the brackish water, coming from the few sources in the island of Syros. Greeks and loukoumi share a long history. As part of the everyday life, loukoumi accompanies the Greek coffee. As a token of celebration, is offered in weddings. As a means to sweaten the grief, loukoumi is offered in memorial services. Workers used to have it as energy boost. None travels to Syros, or travels via the port of Syros, without buying some either from the shops in the island or the “men in white”, who climb on board to sell their famous Syros Loukoumi.

 

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