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ETANAP SA was formed by the late Archbishop of Selino and Kissamos Irenaeus Galanakis back in 1978 and began operations in 1980. ETANAP SA, a multi-shareholder company, bottles and trades the water SAMARIA drawn from springs near the village of Stylos in the Chania region, Crete, Greece.

By completing the first phase of its investment, ETANAP has become one of the most modern bottling plants in Greece. In recent years, the Company has made significant investments in technological equipment and in renovating its premises. This has resulted in upgrading its services and increasing its production and its sales points around Greece. Since 2005, a branch office has been operating in Athens advancing customer care. In 2010, a €6.3m investment was completed resulting in two ultramodern production lines.

Besides bottling water production, ETANAP is involved in electric energy production and has installed two photovoltaic parks.



Located in the city center, Kydon, The Heart City Hotel welcomes the visitor all year round, in a most special way, characteristic of the genuine Cretan hospitality. Its 114 rooms and Suites, many of them with a panoramic view of the Old Town and Municipal Market, are suitable for pleasant sojourns, as they are equipped with all the modern comforts.


Public Power Corporation S.A. (PPC) is the biggest power producer and electricity supply company in Greece with approximately 7.4 million customers. PPC currently holds assets in lignite mines, power generation, transmission and distribution. PPC’s current power portfolio consists of conventional thermal and hydroelectric power plants, as well as RES units, accounting for approximately 68% of the total installed capacity in the country.

After the spin-off of the Transmission and Distribution segments, two 100% subsidiaries of PPC were created, namely IPTO S.A. (Independent Power Transmission Operator S.A.) and HEDNO S.A. (Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator S.A.). IPTO S.A. is responsible for the management, operation, maintenance and development of the Hellenic Electricity Transmission System and its interconnections, while HEDNO S.A. is responsible for the management, operation, development and maintenance of the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network.


Blue Star Ferries, the company that changed the data on the sea voyage to the Aegean Sea area and travels consistently winter-summer to the islands of the Cyclades, Dodecanese, NE. Aegean Sea and Crete with modern passenger ferries, connecting the islands with mainland Greece and each other throughout the year, Blue Star Ferries contributes strongly to the development of tourism and the improvement of the quality of life of the islanders Greece.

Blue Star Ferries, a member of the Attica Group, travels with the most modern Aegean fleet to the unique Greek islands providing you with high quality services.


ANEK LINES large fleet consists of 9 privately-owned state-of-the-art vessels, of Greek ship register, that are certified as per National Safety and Quality Systems such as ISM & ISPS Systems, ΙSO & HACCP. The company is managed by a 15-member Board and employs approximately 900 people as crew and commercial administrative staff. The company is registered in Chania, Crete and operates in privately-owned, state-of-the-art offices that also house a spacious conference centre of 500 persons capacity.

Since December 1998, the time of the initial public offering (IPO) for the company’s stocks in the Athens Stock Exchange, ANEK LINES has established an upward course by continuously investing on its own development, improving its fleet and upgrading its services. Making full use of all opportunities and challenges in the shipping industry, the company has managed to expand its commercial network, increase its destinations and launch new routes. Through insightful marketing strategies, the company is constantly increasing the value of its total capacity and its large network of sale points and agents throughout Greece and Europe.

At the same time, through its targeted policies, ANEK LINES has managed to maintain its position among the top shipping companies in Europe and in Greece. In this framework, the company abides by the International Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 and the International Convention on Standards of Training (STCW) of 1995, on crew quality (qualification, diplomas, experience etc.).

Today, ΑΝΕΚ LINES belongs to the league of state-of-the-art maritime companies with a European presence and high standing.

Through planning and scheduling, stability and power, strong focus on values and assurance towards its shareholders, ANEK LINES has established its position as the leading power in coastal shipping for more than 50 years now. The company is a key driver for economic, tourism, social and cultural development in Crete.