Perakis Sharpening Stones is a small family enterprise that began activity in Heraklion, Crete in 1898.
The Founder Evangelos George Perakis had been born in the region where the stone is excavated (Elounta in Lasithi) that today constitutes part of the Municipality of Saint Nikolaos. He studied commerce in Constantinople and, having learned several foreign languages, he decided to open his first business in Heraklion.
The trade house of Evangelos Perakis was a classic commercial enterprise of imports and exports. He would import basic seasonal foodstuffs (rice, flour, spaghetti, citrus fruits, etc) while exporting the 2 basic products of the region of Elouda: the Charoypi and the Whetstone. Succeeding him, his son created the means and factory infrastructure necessary for the treatment of the whetstone into a finished product.
Today, the great-grandchildren of the founder, through the company I.Perakis and Sia G.P. that their father created, continue the age-long family business of excavating, treating and distributing the whetstones in the Greek market and abroad.