Our history

• 1850-1870: The history of Argoudelis family begins in Mitilini, where Dimitrios N.Argoudelis was the first to begin sesame processing, for the production of tahini and halva to follow. In parallel he also dealt with the trade in Mitilini back in the 1860's.

• 1872: Tough times forced Dimitrios N.Argoudelis to seek a better life in the islands of Cyclades. In 1872 his son Nikolaos D.Argoudelis was born in Mykonos

• 1890: Father and son, settled in the island of Syros to manufacture fruit preserves and greek loukoumi. Nikolaos gets married to Anna Famelis and they create a lovely family of 9 kids! Following the tradition of his father, Nikolaos and his family fought against poverty by producing fruit preserves. Nikolaos and Anna were meant to play the key role for the establishment of our company from then onwards...

• 1900: A bit before the 1900's the Argoudelis family moves to the island of Tinos and then to Mykonos few years later.

• 1905: The intelligence and business dexterity of Nikolaos Argoudelis finally led him and his family to Piraeus, where he started in 1905 the first artisanal business in Kaminia, producing fruit preserves and greek loukoumi.

The founders of the company!
Our great grandfather and great grandmother in 1925
The Argoudelis family in 1950: three generations together!

• 1919: The first plant of "Sons N.Argoudelis" producing Halva and Tahini is established in Piraeus!

• 1925: The company transferred to our present site at 38, Fragouli Street , where with labor force of 50 workers, it covered the market demand of almost all of Greece and most of the islands.

• 1950: After the Second World War, the baton passes to the grandchildren of Nikolas Argoudelis, who with their hard work in the 1950s, reach the zenith in craft production, exporting their products in the U.S. and Germany.

• 1989: the company reaches its final legal entity, ARGOUDELIS LTD

• Today: the 4th generation continues the "art of handmade" in Piraeus! We focus greatly on our product quality, personal relationship with customers & consumers, as well as respect for our corporate name that is inextricably linked with halva, tahini and traditional sweets.

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