About us

GALANAKIS LABORATORIES is a family-owned business located in the prefecture of Chania. The company was founded in 1925 by Ioannis Galanakis (Chemist-Oenologist-graduate of the University of Athens) and is currently managed by two third-generation chemists.

Our teams of chemists and chemical engineers have exemplary postgraduate and doctoral research backgrounds in food and the environment, as well as many years of experience in testing, analysis, and quality control. In addition, our commitment to ongoing training and professional development ensures that our lab standards are always up-to-date and in compliance with current European standards.

The main objective of the Laboratories is the provision of services to third parties in the field of chemical, physicochemical and microbiological testing of wines, musts, beverages, olive oils, olive kernels, foods, honey, waters, waste, soils and others. Chemical and technical advices are also provided for these products, whereas we undertake the preparation of environmental, chemical, industrial and techno-economic studies.

Our team

is supported by external scientific collaborators as appropriate


Ioannis M. Galanakis

Received his degree in 2002 from the School of Chemical Engineering of National Technical University of Athens (Greece), where he specialized in food industries and biotechnical applications, as well as non destructive analytical techniques. He has long experience in issues related to the research and development department of local food and wine industries, production methods, quality assurance, management and financing. He is also consulting numerous constructing companies on environmental protection, monitoring, occupational safety and project planning.


Charis M. Galanakis

Graduated from the Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of Patras in 2002, prior specializing in Oenology (2004) and Food Biotechnology (MSc, Univ. of Patras, Univ. of Ioannina, Univ. of Ulster, UK, 2004). In 2010, he received a Ph.D. Degree in Quality Control and Environmental Management from the Tech. Univ. of Crete. He has long experience in analyses and laboratory tests, while he has recognized scientific work in the fields of food and environment. He is an Adjunct Professor at Taif University (Taif, Saudi Arabia) and has been included in the list of the world’s most influential researchers (Highly Cited Researchers 2019, 2021, 2022, Clarivate) in the field of Agricultural Sciences.


Michael I. Galanakis

Received his Chemistry degree from the School of Physics and Mathematics of the University of Athens in 1972. From 1972 to 2011, he was the Director of the Laboratories. During his career, he activated in the analysis and technology of wines, olive oils, waters, milk, honey, soil, food, waste, renal stones, etc., as well as conducting chemical, technical and environmental studies. He is one of the most experienced oenologists in Greece with more than 40 years of service. He retired in 2011 and today he advises the new generation of Chemists of Laboratories for all relevant issues.

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