Karavas Bakery, Kythira, Ionian Islands
The story of the Karavas bakery begins in the 1930s when Dimitris Koronaios returned home from Australia and started an olive press in Karavas, Kythira. The press closed in 1964 but in the early 1990s, Dimitris’ grandson, Giannis Koronaios, returned to Kythira from Athens, and became a baker. His love for the island encouraged him to renovate his grandfather’s old olive press and turn it into a modern bakery. Long before Kythira became a tourist attraction, the bakery was fuelled by enthusiasm for new challenges, using excellent ingredients. The bakery now focuses on producing rusks, which are sold across Greece and abroad. The traditional olive oil rusks of Kythira are widely known and to this they have added a delicious range of sweet rusks.