Pyliaki Gi started its activities in 2008, in Pilos, Messenia. It was an effort made by Gianna Balafouti, who, originating both from Andros and Messenia, attempted to marry the traditional art of Andros for making sweets -passed down by her grandmother- with the excellent raw material of Messenia. What started as a personal bet for making an olive oil spoon sweet became the beginning for the evolution of one of the most important cottage industries in Greece.
Pyliaki Gi went through a rising trajectory, transferred its base to Athens and since then -guided by entrepreneurship- has presented a series of original sweets, jams but also of salty sauces, which surprise due to their production quality and excellent taste.
Among these is the emblematic olive spread with cabernet, the Corinthian raisin in ouzo syrup and the chocolate candy with a whole Kalamata olive inside it.
Gianna Balafouti keeps presenting new, original recipes, following the seasonality of the products, while she doesn’t use preservatives or other additives in her recipes.
Attica is the historic region of Greece which encompasses the city of Athens, which is also the capital of Greece, and the city of Piraeus. Since 1829, Attica has belonged to the independent Greek state. Since 1834, Athens has been rebuilt and has become the new capital of Greece (transferred from Nafplio in Argolis), and people from other parts of Greece have gradually started reconstituting Attica. The most dramatic increase happened with the Greek refugees from Asia Minor, after the population exchange between Greece and Turkey, in the context of the Treaty of Lausanne. Today, a large part of Attica is occupied by urban Athens. The contemporary Greek region of Attica incorporates the classical Attica, as well as the islands of the Argo-Saronic Gulf, a small part of Peloponnese surrounding Troezen, and the Ionian island Kithira.
Since ancient times, Attica has been a fruitful area with excellent products. There are valleys in Eleusis, and the Mesogeia, which are being cultivated and are very fertile. They produce mainly grapes, agricultural products, vegetables, honey and olives. In Attica, resin from pine trees, marbles and lignite are also produced. Even its sea is rich in fish. In recent years, many important producers have chosen Attica as the commercial center of Greece and simultaneously as an important gateway to Europe.