Tobacco and Agrinio

Presentation of the cultivation and processing of tobacco in Agrinio, its method of storage and transport, Agrinio tobacco storehouses, interviews and testimonies.

The video was edited by Dimitris Karvounis, Dipl. Architect – Postgraduate student of Postgraduate Studies

The Cultivation of Tobacco

This video includes all the basic stages of cultivation and the first stages of processing in the tobacco storehouses of Agrinio.


The first part refers to the cultivation of the tsebeli variety of tobacco.


The second part refers to the processing of tobacco in the storehouses. The third part refers to the cultivation of the Virginia variety.


The video is the production of Yannis Giannakopoulos

Art and tobacco

1993, was a time when it seemed that the cultivation of tobacco would disappear. At that time, the cultural centre of the Municipality of Agrinio presented a painting exhibition made by tobacco producer Nonta Kokkio.

This exhibition caused interest outside the Agrinio area.

It was also featured on the Mega Channel “Breakfast Window” show by Yannis Dimaras with Rika Vagianni.

The exhibition pieces were then purchased by the Municipality of Agrinio and until now they remain in the storerooms of the Capralos Gallery!

This video is a production of Yiannis Yiannakopoulos.

How tobacco travelled

The tobacco and cigarette ads produced in Agrinio.

The video was produced by Gitsa Pantazi-Nastouli.