For over a century, the Loulis family has been lovingly collecting artefacts relating to wheat, flour and bread. The desire to make this collection accessible to the public led, in 2012, to the founding of the "Loulis Museum" in the company's historic flour mill in Agios Georgios, Keratsini. The Museum has a vision: preserving the history and tradition of the cultivation and processing of wheat, documenting the role and importance of bread in various aspects of everyday life down the centuries, and highlighting the Mediterranean diet as a way of life and an aspect of culture.
An active presence in the Greek economy and Greek society for over two centuries, Loulis Mills has a long tradition of social engagement, caring for our fellow men, a love for flour, contributing to the economy, and respecting the environment. All of this, along with our vision and our values, form the foundations of our corporate culture, a core guiding principle of which is corporate responsibility.
Our commitment to making an effective, long-term contribution is confirmed by the creation of the "Loulis Museum: From wheat to bread".
High school attendance and public response from the first day of its operation led to the reorganization of the existing exhibition in 2017 and the addition of a new wing that consists of 12 new sections. At the same time, due to the enormous response from the student community, it was necessary to enrich the educational programs.
Its design was made by a museographer/architect and by a specialized team with the aim of a better presentation of the exhibition and the effectiveness of the educational programs. The visitor watches the evolution of the most basic type of human nutrition, bread, and how important was our civilization in combination with the changes that took place in the field of agricultural and industrial production.
Loulis Museum preserves memories and traditions, stories and myths and, above all, the labor and love of centuries, leading up to the present bread to our table. At the same time it raises concerns and proposes solutions for contemporary issues that concern us all, such as our daily diet and waste of food.
Over 25.000 visitors have been part of our guided tours and educational programs since the opening of the museum. After 15 months of intensive renovations the Loulis Museum reopened in September 2018 ready to welcome our visitors, children and adults, in a fully renovated space accompanied by our engaging educational program for children and adolescents. The museum has a free entry for everyone.
12 museum sections have been created in the new wing of Loulis Museum so that the visitor can choose to follow the narrative from start to end or selectively.
OVERSIGHT & COORDINATION
Olga Manou, Director of the Loulis and Head of the Loulis Mills Corporate Responsibility and Communication Department
MUSEOLOGICAL & MUSEOGRAPHIC STUDY
Spyros Nasainas, Architect
Ioanna Makri-Koltsida, Archaeologist
Kalliopi Karatzi, Nutritionist-Dietician
Giorgos Iliopoulos, Environmental Scientist MSc
TEXTS & CAPTIONS
Olga Manou, Moschanthi Chavale, Eugenia Mari, Ioanna Makri-Koltsida,
Kalliope Karatzi, Giorgos Iliopoulos
Olga Manou, Spyros Nasainas, Moschanthi Chavale
VIDEO / DIRECTION, EDITING & ANIMATION
PremiumMedia Byron Nikolopoulos, Christos Stavrou
ASlight Matina Maglara, Anna Sbokou
CONSERVATION OF WORKS
Historical Archives of the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation
INSTALLATION OF WORKS
Giorgos Korkovelos, Dimitris Margaritof
PLEXIGLASS & ACRYLIC CONSTRUCTIONS
Dimitris and Vaggelis Kyritsis
PAINTING & DECORATING
Giannis Skordas, Giannis Giannakopoulos
K. Bezerianos & Co Ltd.
Radiant Α.Ε. Anastasios Bellas, Christos Andreadakis
Golden Ratio SA, Kralis Bros. Inc., Kafkas SA
TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
Andreas Tselos, Leonidas Kozanitis, Giannis Samaras, Giorgos Anastasiou, Sideris Tzivakas, Vasilis Sachinidis
Loulis Mills Quality Assurance & Quality Control, Maintenance, Finance and Legal Services departments
MUSEUM WEBSITE DESIGN
Our cordial thanks to:
Konstantinos Loulis for the donation of his personal collections
Stavros Sykiotis Family for providing the portrait of Ioannis Loulis
Historical Archives of the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation for the valuable contributions of its staff
Theodoros Papagiannis for donating the sculpture on the theme of communion bread
Ioannis Lambrou for the provision of important archival material
Giannis Karabelas for designing the Museum's website
The Holy Monastery of Vatopedi
Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / General Directorate of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage
for providing photographs
for the millstones they donated
Ludmila Efstathiadou for providing a sculpture by Alekos Efstathiadis
for the old machinery they donated
Verband deutscher Mühlen [Association of German Millers]
for the donation of flour sacks
Telemachos Kaouris for the donation of traditional tools
Nikaia Armenian Primary School
for the donation of exhibits
Nayla Al Niadi
for providing bread stamps and ma' amoul
Kalamafka Cultural Association
Association of Karytainans
for providing audiovisual material
for their valuable contributions
For school and individual visits please make your booking in our online calendar
For individual visits you can also call to the following numbers:
Spetson 1 Keratsini 187 55
Monday to Friday
Public opening times 13:00-16:00