Boil some water and add the tomatoes when the water boils, keep for half minute, take out, clean the skin and blend till you end up with fresh tomato juice.
Wash the octopus and remove the ink bag.
Heat the olive oil in a pan and cook the small cut onion in low heat for at least 20 minutes, you will know it's done when as you press it with your spoon it breaks.
Add the octopus after you cut it into small pieces, the heated tomato juice with on tea spoon of sugar inside, the salt, fresh ground pepper, bay leaf and the cinnamon stick.
Boil 6-7 teacups of water and add them to the mix only while hot. Now cook for at least 50 minutes or till the octopus is very soft – might go up to 1,5 hour if you are not in a rush and have time for a slow cook.
Add the Greek cut macaroni, or mezze penne and cook them with the octopus sauce for 10-15 minutes. Use good quality pasta for a best final consistency.