About us

GALANAKIS LABORATORIES is a family business located in the prefecture of Chania. The Laboratories were founded in 1925 by Ioannis Galanakis (Chemist-Oenologist-graduate of the University of Athens) and are currently run by two self-employed, third generation chemists.

Our scientific staff consists of Chemists and Chemical Engineers with postgraduate and doctoral studies in the fields of food and the environment. At the same time, it has many years of experience in the field of testing, analysis and quality control. The continuous training is our concern so that our working methods 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 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 Department of Chemistry, University of Patras in 2002, prior specializing in Oenology (2004) and Food Biotechnology (Transnational MSc, Department of Chemistry, University of Patras and University of Ioannina, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Ulster, UK, 2004). In 2010, he received a PhD Degree in Quality Control and Environmental Management from the Department of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete. He has long experience in numerous analyses and laboratory tests, while he has an internationally recognized scientific work in the fields of foods and environment.


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, foods 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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Mirto Rizou

She graduated in 2009 from the Department of Chemistry. She holds an MSc in Clinical Chemistry from the Department of Chemistry of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and PhD in Molecular Biology from the Department of Medicine of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Horticultural Genetics and Biotechnology at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh). She has extensive experience in laboratory techniques of molecular biology and biotechnology.

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