Tassos was born in Loutraki into a large, typically Greek, happy family. As far back as he can remember, along with his seven brothers and sisters, they all helped out with the family business.
Tassos’ father had the foresight, before tourism really hit Greece, to purchase a large piece of land adjacent to the spectacular Corinth Canal. Here he developed a lucrative trade, catering to the tourists that flocked daily to see one of mainland Greece’s most popular attractions – the Corinth Canal – providing them with cool drinks, a welcome cup of coffee, and juicy souvlaki.
Tassos’ dream was to study in England. He studied mechanical engineering at the University of Bradford. Sadly, his father died and Tassos returned to Greece with Susan, whom he met in England, now his wife of 35 years.
Tassos took over the family business, renovated the premises, introduced innovative ideas, and turned the place into a booming business. Eventually Tassos, ever enthusiastic and energetic, opened other ventures, catering to the public, in the form of night clubs, bars, and restaurants.