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HISTORY

The timeless secret of our success is not simply the unsurpassed quality and flavour of our products, but family tradition.
Thomas Bitsopoulos (4th generation) along with Georgios Bitsopoulos are the authors of Aristokratikon’s recent history.
Georgios Bitsopoulos received the baton from his mother, Toula Bitsopoulos.

It all began in 1928 when Georgios’ grandfather, Panayiotis Karras, moved to Athens from Epirus in northern Greece to invest his enterprising genius in his chocolate dream.

At 2 Voukourestiou Street, next to the Zacharatos cafe, Aristokratikon triumphed and became the trade-mark of bon-vivants, projecting a Greek presence into the international aristocracy of chocolate and opening new roads of flavour, quality and inspiration in the confectionery world. Official recognition came in February 1939, when Aristokratikon was awarded the Gold Medal at the International Industrial and Special Confectionery Exhibition of Athens.

In 1960, Aristokratikon moved to 6, Voukourestiou Street, across the street from the Pallas movie theatre. Maria Callas never failed to supply herself with a box of her favourite Grothies (pistachio covered balls of marzipan and caramel). Jackie Kennedy-Onassis, loved our rose and vanilla scented loukoumia (Turkish delights), while Grace Kelly preferred our pistachio caramel sticks, as seen in the photo.
Sofia the Queen of Spain stops by Aristokratikon for her favourite chocolate mint leaves whenever she finds herself in Athens.

In 1983, Aristokratikon opened a second shop in the posh northern suburb of Kifissia, under to the personal daily care of Georgios’ wife, Despina.

In 1994, our downtown flagship store moved once again to its current location at 9, Karageorgi Servias Street, a block from Syntagma Square.  Designed by Dimitris Rizos, a renowned Greek architect and Despina’s brother-in-law, the new store has a warm aristocratic environment.

We launched our online store in 2010, imbuiing our traditional values with modern technology.


In 2012 we moved our flagship store once again to Voulis 7. The new store is much larger allowing us to better assist our many faithful customers.

Armed with time-honoured values, craftsmanship, and faith in tradition, Georgios Bitsopoulos, his wife, and his eldest son have succeeded in keeping grandfather’s ideals alive.

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