The oldest bougatsa shop in Chania

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Greek Reporter –Bougatsa is a dish made with filo pastry and with fillings that can change from region to region. In Chania, Iordanis Bougatsa has been baking fresh bougatsa on a daily basis since 1922.

Iordanis Akasiadis and his wife, Ioanna, are the current owners of Iordanis Bougatsa. They carry with them a tradition that’s over 95 years old.

Iordanis’ great-grandfather was a baker who arrived in Chania from Ortakoy, a village near the ancient Greek city of Nicomedia, completely burnt back in those times. He was forced to relocate to Chania during the compulsory population exchange between Turkey and Greece.

Upon arrival, he bought a bakery shop from a Cretan Muslim who also had to move to Turkey. The original shop was in the heart of the old town at Mahairadika (Sifaka st.). Now the shop is in a more modern venue, just a few steps away from the Municipal Market of Chania.

Iordanis Bougatsa is on Apokoronou street, downtown Chania, and it’s open every day from 06 to  14.30 on weekdays and close an hour earlier during the weekend.

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