It was in 1896 when Efstratios Samaras relocated his distillery from Prussa, Asia Minor and opened it in Papados, Gera. Ever since, Mytilene has been enveloped in aromas and sensations. He was an expert in the art of distillation and produced ouzo of unique quality which soon acquired loyal friends.
Nowadays, the fourth generation of distillers still upholds the family tradition with the proper respect, remaining faithful to its founder’s principles and values in producing the famous Samara Ouzo of Mytilene. The Samara Distillery fully conforms to the current legislation and hygiene regulations, possessing modern technological equipment and a sense of responsibility towards consumers, while it remains unspoilt through time.
Our vision: A bottle of Samaras ouzo on every table.
Our mission: Crafting premium quality ouzo.
Our principles: Offer our consumers highly nutritional products responsibly crafted, raise the worth of our collaborators, maintain consistent relations with our clients based on openness ad mutual trust.
124 years of history and tradition
Efstratios Samaras founds our company.Read more
Nikolaos Samaras becomes the company’s director.Read more
Company management is undertaken by Maria, niece to Nikolaos Samaras, and her husband Panagiotis Anagnostou.Read more
Our company moves to its new, privately-owned facilities in Papados, Lesvos.Read more
Our distillery becomes a Societé Anonyme (S.A.)Read more
Dimitris Anagnostou assumes the responsibilities of Commercial Manager.Read more
We complete our investment in new, state-of-the-art equipment.Read more
We establish our southern Greece sales department.Read more
Our first export to Cyprus take place.Read more
Establishment of our bonded warehouse.Read more
JANNEC S.A becomes our exclusive partner for Greece (Lesvos not included).Read more
Official release of the innovative product Ouzo ChorisRead more
Dimitris Anagnostou assumes the position of president & CEO of the companyRead more