Haraki, Cretan Raki, Tsipouro, Tsikoudia, Greek spirit
Haraki, Cretan Raki, Tsipouro, Tsikoudia, Greek spirit
Haraki, Cretan Raki, Tsipouro, Tsikoudia, Greek spirit
Haraki, Cretan Raki, Tsipouro, Tsikoudia, Greek spirit

"Haraki" Raki is the famous Greek Spirit from Crete, 700ml

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  • Haraki is the longest established Cretan Raki and Liquid Gold Products is the first to ever make this amazing spirit available in the UK!
  • Haraki is made from distillation of grape skins
  • other names: Tsikoudia (Crete) Raki (Crete), Tsipouro (rest of Greece)
  • Alcohol Level 40%


Tsikoudia is a pure grape distillate, from grape marc. similar to the Italian Grappa. It is made every autumn follen distilled to produce a strong spirit.

The name "Tsipouro" owing the grape harvest. After the grapes are pressed to produce wine, there are "leftovers" in the wine press: The crushed grape skins, seeds, pulp and stems are this used throughout the rest of Greece for the same drink, except for Crete, where the name Raki or Tsikoudia was used. The European Union protects Tsikoudia from Crete as a unique spirit coming from its original place. Tsikoudia has the same protected status as Cognac or Scotch Whisky. Whilst “tsikoudia” only ever refers to grape distillates, the name “raki” may also be used for other fruit distillates such as pomegranate, figs, berries etc. Through the years, the Cretan raki has come to represent the famous Cretan hospitality “filoxenia” as long as it is served along with the treat to the guests. 

GRAPE VARIETIES: “Soultani” and the Cretan varieties: “Tahta”, “Liatiko” and “Kotsifali” QUALITY: Haraki's 30 years of experience in artisanal distillation, and the fact that they are among the few distilleries in Crete that produce and bottle their own raki, guarantees the premium quality of the content AWARDS: In 2018, HARAKI was honored with the silver medal in one of the most famous competitions of wines and distillates in the world, the IWSC in London, the highest distinction among the Greek distillates of the category.

HARAKI means rock in the Cretan dialect. It’s name and trademark refers to the hawks and eagles who nest in the rocks of “Psiloritis”, fly over the distillery and connect us with the free Cretan Spirit! RAKI HARAKI: the soaring spirit of Crete.