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“TOPLOU” HONEY – Announce Awards in GTA 2016

by Manos Si-Mel on September 2, 2016 No comments

I’m writing to announce a great business success for Si-Mel Savidakis &Co. Our company and our honey products awarded with many STARS in  Great Taste Awards 2016!

Our wish to offer high quality products led us to have this big success! We are very proud that our honey products that you all love and support for years acquired brand name recognition
in international level..

Our four generation experience, our sensitivity for healthy nutrition and the specificity of our place give us highly nutritious products that satisfy the most demanding consumer.
We recognize that our product is differentiated not only by its unique flavour, but also by its purity and the integrity of our supply chain and processing procedures
that combine to ensure our customers both trust the authenticity of a honey’s provenance but also experience a true taste of Cretan Honey.

SI-MEL Savidakis & Co is a family company, is housed within, traditional, stone-built facilities 950m². Where our products are processed, packaged and stored by the most advanced equipment,
while the HACCP, ISO-22000 and IFS food safety management system are implemented, inspecting and analyzing our products from production to final product.
We are always at your disposal and our staff is always ready to give you assistance and more information, more details you will find also in our website

We will be very happy to receive your inquiries about our products and we look forward to start a new cooperation with you..

Best regards from Sitia Crete,

Savidakis Manos

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Si-Mel Savidakis – Unique Honey Tour @Sitia,Crete

by Manos Si-Mel on March 27, 2016 No comments

Si-Mel Savidakis are ready to welcome you to our UNIQUE HONEY TOUR. With great pleasure, throughout the year, we welcome visitors from around the world, giving them the opportunity to learn about the magical world of bees and honey. Our family story, our love for the bees and the passion of what we do let us open our door to visitors, who want to learn more about the AUTHENTIC HONEY OF CRETE..

If you are in Crete and you are interesting about the honey the tour to our estate is an interesting proposal and a tasty touch to the trip . The tour is enjoyable and educational. And do not forget that we are the unique honey estate visited in Lasithi area. A unique and special destination worth visiting ..

Schedule your visit now..!!


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The travel Blog “TRAVEL4DAYS” visit Si-Mel

by Manos Si-Mel on November 12, 2015 No comments

Read it also here..Travel4days!

Life … sweet as honey! They say if not praised your home … it will fall to crushed. I feel very fortunate that I will make a trip to our family business Si-mel Savvidakis. So inaugurate the column See “how here” where we learn how to make products and visits to plants and factories.

I will try to convey to ride me like a visitor of beekeeping unit and not as a member thereof.

Honey from ancient times known for its rich nutritional value. We eat the honey in yogurt, with milk, tea or pancakes. So what happens when the honey is from Sitia, part pure, rich in thyme and with enough experience in apiculture manipulations? Creates honey TOPLOU. The name comes from the monastery of Toplou area and comes with the blessing of the Abbot.

Topless honey is known to the world as the only organic honey of Crete. It travels from Australia, Canada and throughout Europe. It is awarded in several international competitions with gold and silver medals. It Boasting wonderful fragrance of thyme and amber color.

The idea of Si-mel (Sitian Apiculture) was started by 40+ years beekeeper George Savvidakis before seven years. His experience blended with the freshness of children Manos and Sophia (in our case, I’m Sophia) where they created together a new series of honey products with superfoods. The innovative idea was soon spread everywhere and prepared daily loads for distant travel. Our honey, besides me, was travelhoney.

The Si-mel has its own colonies, where it produces and packages the honey under tight controls. Keeps food safety systems ISO22000, IFS, by DIO for organic honey, and is certified by the Agri-food Partnership Region of Crete.

Let’s take a walk on the premises of Si-mel to be honey…


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Have you ever taste it?

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Manos Si-MelThe travel Blog “TRAVEL4DAYS” visit Si-Mel


by Manos Si-Mel on October 5, 2015 No comments


Schedule your visit to Anuga 2015

Hall 5.1, Stand A-031d

Si-Mel Savidakis &Co is delighted to invite you to our stand at ANUGA 2015 International Exhibition in Cologne from 10 to 14 October 2015 to meet you and taste our honey products.

Dear Sir / Madam,

The Si-Mel Savidakis &Co is a family business, our history begins when we decided to meet the needs of providing apicultural products as a result of their growing demand.

These products are cultivated in a specific area of Sitia, Crete, which is actually characterized as Natura. That motivated us to make use of the unique quality honey of Sitia, is the thyme efflorescence,

which is enhanced by the hot and dry climate conditions. Our desire to offer high quality products made us establish the Si-mel Savidakis Co.

Our four generation experience along with our sensitivity concerning healthy nutrition as well as the uniqueness of the place, provide us with highly nutritious products that can satisfy the most demanding consumer.

Our estate is housed within traditional, stone- built premises of 950 m² in the Sitia area of Lasithi in Crete.

Our products are processed, packaged and stored with the most advanced and modern equipment. Last but not least, the HACCP, ISO 22000 and IFS food safety management systems are implemented,
inspecting and analyzing our products from the production phase to the final product.

Our products have been awarded with several prizes, and have therefore gained significant share within the Greek and global market. Our company produces a variety of honey products such as thyme honey, organic thyme honey, honey with super foods and gourmet honey products.

They are renowned for their quality and they have won consumers’ confidence.

We will be glad to welcome you to our stand this year so that you can get to know us and our products better. In order to be able to give you our undivided attention, we will be happy to set aside a day and time for a personal appointment with you to discuss your particular requirements.
Early booking is advisable.
For further information on our products and operating practices you can visit our website ( Feel free to contact me personally to help you with specific enquiries.

With regards

Savidakis Manos

Commercial Director
Si-Mel Savidakis & Co


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Silver Medal for “Gold Honey TOPLOU”

by Manos Si-Mel on August 10, 2015 No comments

Along with the new year just arrived fresh new !!!

The “Golden honey TOPLOU ” from Sitia for second consecutive year won silver medal in the world competition BIOLMIEL 2014 in the category organic honey in Italy ! The unique honey in Crete who got this title is produced and packaged in Sitia by the company Si-mel Savvidakis ! The international jury assessed parissotera 300 proiohoney toplou 1nta which was preceded by chemical analysis, and determined the winners with an overall average that exceeded the vathmHONEY TOPLOU SI-MELologisi the 80/100.The competition took place significant number of beekeepers from various countries, and specifically for Greece the number of entries and discrimination exceeded all expectations, proving that the quality level of the country’s products, especially organic honey, recognized worldwide.honey toplou 1HONEY TOPLOU SI-MEL

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Manos Si-MelSilver Medal for “Gold Honey TOPLOU”

Best high quality thyme honey TOPLOU

by Manos Si-Mel on May 7, 2015 No comments

Even a high-quality award for Si-mel Savvidakis . The famous honey TOPLOU from Sitia won a very good position in the global competition Great taste 2014 held in England. Between 10,000 products stood out for its wonderful fragrance of thyme , its distinctive taste and package and selected the 100 best products of the year worldwide !!!

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Manos Si-MelBest high quality thyme honey TOPLOU