The Syntichakis family is strongly interconnected with the history of egg farming and standardisation in Crete.
Grandpa Nikos & grandma Evangelia start in the village of Elia, a small chicken farm
The first ever egg farm in Crete is built
The farm is moved to a modernised production unit equipped with Italian machinery and 10,000 chickens, at the area of Ampelonas, in Elia
Collaboration with organised retail and hotels
Expansion to a second unit with 20,000 hens & production of the hens’ own feed
Minas Syntichakis takes over the family business
3 new nesting units are built to host 50,000 hens
Crete’s first egg candling centre and automated STALKAT packing unit were founded
First compost & manure processing unit was built
The farm reaches 80,000 hens
The Syntichakis’ new generation takes over the family business
Α modern packing plant and a new warehouse are constructed where up to 30,000 eggs/ hour are processed
Δημιουργείται σιλό ζωοτροφών 600 τόνων
Upgrading and modernising the Syntichakis facilities according to European standards
A new, free-range eggs area is created and the procedures for organic eggs production begin
Our story goes back to the ‘60s. It starts at the exact same place, in Elia, where our grandfather Nikos and our grandmother Evangelia had a small chicken farm.
A decade later, the first professional egg farm in Crete was built on the field. The area’s natural elements have always been interconnected with our family and the farm. The vineyard and the surrounding area became the home of our family project with our 10,000 hens!
As the years passed the family business evolved always with passion and creativity, with know-how and professionalism. The Syntichakis family’s next generation took action and in the 1980s collaborations with hotels and the egg trade kicked off. By the end of the ‘80s the farm had reached 50,000 hens and there were 3 different production units.
In the 1990’s two important changes took place in the company: Crete’s first egg candling centre was created and soon a compost and manure processing unit was built. These were two major steps in the company’s acceleration and progress. Also, the compost unit significantly reduced industry waste making us a greener company.
Now, the family farm Syntichakis has completely adapted and modernised according to European standards while offering free-range eggs as well as organic. In addition, our egg farm has zero waste while our business respects the community and the nature of Elia.