Thesauri is one of the world’s precious few companies involved in sturgeon farming and caviar production – and the only such enterprise in Greece. Throughout our 20-year history, our source of inspiration has been Ioannis Varvakis, the pioneer behind the vacuum packing method which made the international distribution of caviar possible. Not surprisingly, he is considered the father of caviar.
At Thesauri, following much testing and experimentation, we concluded that the sturgeon can easily adapt to the climatic conditions found in Greece. In fact, according to ancient texts, the Greeks were very familiar with the sturgeon and appreciated the value of its eggs. We’ve chosen the bay of Amvrakikos to build our ultra-modern facilities, ensuring the endless supply of crystal-clear, high-quality water which, in turn, makes for ideal breeding conditions. In collaboration with Russian experts, Thesauri has managed to become a highly-acclaimed pioneer in sturgeon harvesting and caviar production.
Following the introduction of sturgeon eggs from Astrahan ten years ago, Thesauri’s products have been widely recognized and sold everywhere around the globe – even to Russia, long considered the world capital of caviar.