Fanis Gavalas – Owner, founder, guide
I had the blessing of being born and raised in Iraklia indulging in a childhood and adolescence abundant with the colors of the Aegean sea and the flavor of natural products of my island. As an adult, I moved to the capital to study Mechanical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens. After some years of working in the city I realized that I could not live far from nature and returned with my wife to Iraklia. Putting my engineering skills to practice, we built Villa Meltemi, our deluxe guest house business. As a lover of the outdoors myself, and a son of a mathematician-turned-ecologist who has studied the biodiversity of our island, I became passionate to share the experience of my island with you. Thus, Discover Iraklia was born! Meeting new people and introducing them to the island I grew up and loved has fulfilled a childhood dream of mine!