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About us / Europlan

Who we are

Europlan is an internationally – renowned, award winning company of architects, civil engineers, mechanical engineer and accounts based in Crete, Greece.

If you are looking to build your dream home or implement your investment plan, look no further than Europlan. We will take care of the necessary inspections of your property, architectural design and construction up to full completion, so all you have to do is plan your new life in a sunny and beautiful area such as Crete or watch the return on your investment materialize.

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Our new Europlan Video which gives information on the services we provide, customer testimonials and a visual delight of some of our latest construction projects.


George Gounalakis

Project Manager/ Civil Engineer


  • Civil Engineer, Polytechnic School of the University of Patras.
  • He was born in Athens in 1966 and has been a permanent resident of Aghios Nikolaos since 1970.
    He completed his Primary and Secondary education at Aghios Nikolaos where he was the President of the Student Body. He continued his studies at the University of Patras in the Department of Civil Engineering in the Polytechnic School. While there he immersed himself in politics.
  • He graduated from the Polytechnic School of the University of Patras in 1991 and later during 1992 he moved to Aghios Nikolaos where he has been practicing his profession up to this day.
  • In 1998, he acquired an equity stake at the newly established company EUROPLAN of which he remains a shareholder up to this day, being responsible for the Departments of Public Relations and Communication as well as the Department of Project Management.
  • During the period 2000 – 2002, he was a regular member of the Port Committee of the Port Fund of Lasithi and later on since March 2003 up until July 2004 he became the chairman of the Port Fund of Lasithi.
  • During the period from July 2001 until May 2004, he served as President of the Prefecture Committee of the Technical Chamber of Greece in the Department of Eastern Crete and became a member from May 2004 until March 2007. Also from 2004 until 2006, he served as a member of the Delegation of the Technical Chamber of Greece in the Department of Eastern Crete.
  • Since January 2011, he has been an Elected Councilor, at the Municipality of Aghios Nikolaos, with the party MUNICIPAL COOPERATION.
  • He has served as a technical adviser at the Industrial park of Aghios Nikolaos during the design and planning of the project.
  • Over the past two years, he has specialized in Management Engineering, having managed to create a model Management system with programs and forms of his own inspiration.
  • He is married to the mathematician Mrs. Vagiani Skoumbrou and they have two sons.
  • His hobbies are basketball, music and politics.


Yannis Marinos

Civil Engineer / Head of Finance


  • Civil Engineer, Polytechnic School of Democritus, University of XanthiHe was born in January of 1970 in Rhodes and in June of 1980 he became a permanent resident of Aghios Nikolaos, where he resides to this day.
  • He completed his Primary and Secondary education in Aghios Nikolaos and then continued his studies at the University of Xanthi and in particular at the Polytechnic School, in the Department of Civil Engineering.
  • After earning his degree, he moved to the United Kingdom, where he earned his master’s degree in hydraulic engineering.
  • Since 1997 he has been working as a civil engineer and since 1998 he has been a shareholder in the Engineering & Construction Company EUROPLAN, having under his supervision the Finance Department as well as the Construction Department of this company.
  • In recent years, he specializes in constructions with ecological building materials as well as in the bioclimatic architecture.
  • He is married to the civil servant Mrs. Eftihia Apostolaki and they have three daughters.
  • His hobbies include football and going to the cinema.


Michael Chorafas

Civil Engineer / Head of Design Department


  • Civil Engineer, Polytechnic School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • He was born in 1977 in Heraklion, Crete and since then he has been a permanent resident of Aghios Nikolaos.
  • He completed his Primary and Secondary education in Aghios Nikolaos and then he continued his studies at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in particular at the Polytechnic School in the Department of Civil Engineering.
  • Since 2002, he has been practicing the profession of the Civil Engineer and since 2006 he has been a shareholder in the Engineering & Construction Company EUROPLAN, having under his supervision the Design Department.
  • He is a certified Valuer in Real Estate Property
  • During the period 2007-2009, he was a regural member of the Port Committee of the Port Fund of Lassithi
  • From 2007 until 2009, he served as a President of the regional Committee of the Technical Chamber of Lassithi.
  • From 2014 he is a member of the central Council of the Technical Chamber of Greece. From 2007 he is a member of the regional Council of the Technical Chamber in East Crete and from 2016 he is President of this Council.
  • He is married to the architect Mrs Konstadina Drakonaki and they have three sons.
  • His hobby is basketball.

Vagelis Plevrakis

Mechanical Engineer T.D / Construction Department


Vangelis comes from Lakonia studied Engineering in T.E.I in Heraklion. He has worked in the company since 2004 as a supervisor and belongs to the Construction department.

Vangelis hobbies include football and reading books.

Carla Price

Research and Development Department


Carla is from Canada and began working for Europlan in January 2008. She studied Marketing in Canada and is now an integral part of the Research and Development Department of the company.
Carla likes to spend time with her family enjoying the beautiful Island

Giorgos Lembidis

Mechanical Engineer T.D / Construction Department


George comes from Neapoli and he studied in Engineering at T.E.I Heraklion. He joined the firm in 2005 and works as a supervisor in the Construction Department.

He lists his hobbies as being football and basketball.

Georgia Kachopoulou

Secretary / Communications & PR Department.


Georgia is our longest serving employee, originally from Athens where she attended secretarial college. She has worked in the company since 2003 and belongs to the Communications & PR department.

In Georgia hobbies include art, handmade creations and cycling.

Nikos Chirakakis

Civil Engineer T.D / Construction Department


Nikos hails from Elounda. He graduated from T.E.I Piraeus and started working for Europlan in 2009. He works as a supervisor in the construction department. Nikos’ hobbies include photography, running and socializing with friends.

Bethan Sewell

Head of Marketing and Public Relations


Bethan originates form wales and moves to Crete in 2006. She studied Applied Economics and Business at the University of Plymouth in England and is Head of the Marketing and Public Relations Department at Europlan. She started working for the company in 2006. Her hobbies include hiking and exploring the Cretan countryside with her young daughter.

Alkistis Papathanasiou

Architect / Design Department


Alkistis recently started working for Europlan in 2017. She studied architecture in the University of Patras and originally comes from Athens.

She enjoys travelling to new countries to learn about different cultures.

Popi Giannakaki

Topographic Engineer / Design and Construction Department


Popi originates Pirgou in Heraklion and she is our topographer. She began working in Europlan 2012. She studied at Heraklion University and is a member of our Design and Construction Departments.

Her hobbies include spending time with her family, playing tennis and playing with her dog.

Maria Mastoraki

Economist / Financial Management Resources Department


Maria comes from Agios Nikolaos and studies Economics at the University of Crete. She joined Europlan in 2008 and is part of the Financial Resources and Management Department. Maria Likes spending time with family and close friends.

Evangelia Evangelinaki

Production Engineering and Management / Design Department


Evangelia comes from Agios Nikolaos and studied Production Engineering and Management at the Technical University of Crete. She joined Europlan in 2012 and a member of our Design Department.

Her hobbies include cycling and tennis.

Maria Thrapsanioutou

Accountant / Financial Management Resources Department


Maria comes from Agios Nikolaos and studied Specialist Computer Accounting at college (IEK). She has been with our company since 2008, as a member of the Financial Resources Management Department.

Maria’s hobbies include tennis and Pilates.

Filippos Petarakis

Civil Engineer / Design Department


Philipos comes from Agios Nikolaos and studied Civil Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He joined the Europlan in 2012 and is a member of the Design Department.

His hobbies include music and going to the cinema.

Panagiota Markou

Architect / Design Department


Panagiota comes from Athens and honors us with its presence in Crete. She studied architecture at the University of Thrace and cooperates with our company in the Design Department since from 2015.

Panagiota’s hobbies include is painting, DIY constructions and sewing

Soula Kratimenou

Civil Engineer T.D / Design Department


Soula comes from Athens and studied at T.E.I Heraklion. She joined the company in 2012 and works as a Civil Engineer T.D in our offices in Heraklion. She is a part of our Design Department.

Her hobbies include crafts, decoupage and the creations in shrink plastic.

Michalis Potamianakis

Civil Engineer / Construction Department


Michali originally comes from Chania and studied at the National Technical University in Athens. He has been working with our company since 2009 in the Construction Department.
Hi Hobbies include skydiving, eating out and socializing.

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