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Town of Livadeia breaks Guinness Record with 201-meter long Souvlaki (videos)

Τhe town of  Livadeia, in the Prefecture of Boeotia, Central Greece, is famous for its meat and for the way locals roast meat on skewer. And locals had a dream: to become more famous and even enter the Guinness Book of Records with the longest souvlaki ever.


300 kilos of meat, 150 kilos charcoal and 30 people made the vision come true.


“we are making the biggest souvlaki of the world.”

On Monday, May 26th, they gathered in the main square of the town, lit the fire and place the skewer on the charcoal.

Representatives from the Guinness World Records Ltd were there too. They measured the skewer and accepted the record.

200+1 meters of spicy well roasted meat.

Representatives from the Guinness World Records Ltd were there too. They measured the skewer and accepted the record.

The idea goes back to an initiative by young people who call themselves “Obelix” and is supported by the Chamber of Boeotia.

“It is time for us to give also to our hometown, not just to take, one of the initiators told local media.

Many volunteers and several sponsors also helped the collective effort to make their dream come true.

Not only in Greece but also abroad many souvlaki grills carry the name “Souvlaki Livadeias”, – Souvlaki from Livadeia – a brand name for quality meat on skewer.

According to local media Radio Thiva, may souvlaki grills with the brand name from Astoria, N.Y. in USA, from Montreal in Canada, from Australia and many European countries sent support messages to the event and expressed Best Wishes to secure the Guinness Record.

The previous record was held by China with a 194-meter long skewer.

The chairman of the Chamber of Commerce of Boeotia said this was a big event for Livadeia, an event of world wide interest. “Now the small town of Livadeia was heard worldwide, we broke the Guinness record and we are proud of it,” Mr Agniadis said.

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