Archtify was founded in 2009 by Eirini Apostolaki in response to the very particular needs of discerning private clients and property investors, who were often frustrated by the sometimes fragmented and culturally distinct approach of the Cretan design, construction and professional services sector.
Eirini set out to create an integrated, design-led, full-service proposition for the most demanding international clients. Today, ten years on, Archtify has flourished and become one of Western Crete’s fastest growing sector firms.
Archtify is now a diverse and dedicated team of multi-disciplinary and multi-lingual professionals with a shared passion to deliver standout performance, quality and service levels.
We never, ever, forget that our clients are entrusting us with the delivery of their dreams. We assume these dreams as they were our own and spare no effort in our attempt to exceed expectations.
The in-house team
Founder and director
Born in Crete, Eirini graduated from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) – School of Architecture in 2006 before gaining an MSc in Project and Enterprise Management from University College London, member of the Technical Chamber of West Crete since 2007.
Eirini spent her early professional years gaining extensive experience in conceptual design architecture and construction management across multidisciplinary private house, industrial facility, local government and military projects.
Having observed the cultural gap that often exists between demanding international clients and the Cretan architectural and construction communities, Eirini’s founding of Archtify in 2009 was a natural career evolution that enabled her to better serve this exacting client group.
Not content with leading the Archtify team in to its second decade of growth, Eirini is also an active and passionate member of the professional community, founts in 2009 together with other young architects, the volunteering team p-public that organised actions and lectures aiming to raise awareness on the quality of public space, former advisor of the Mayor of Chania on urban planning (2015-18) and Vice President of Chania’s Architects Association (2011-2014) .
Senior Architect & Project Manager
With an M.Eng in Architecture from NTUA and a MSc in Construction Management from the University of Kingston, Vaso is responsible for overseeing projects from architectural design development to construction study. Her penchant for great landscape design also provides clients with an often-overlooked source of advice and value. Vaso is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece and speaks fluent English and French.
With a M.Eng in Architecture from the Aristotle University of Thessalonica, Sofia is the latest addition of the Archtify team. Through her undergoing studies for and MSc in Spatial Architecture ‘Tourism, Culture and the Mediterranean Area’ from the Technical university of Crete, she is exploiting several folds of architectural theory aiming to enrich the quality of her applied architecture. Sofia is a member of The Technical Chamber of Greece and speaks fluent English with a good working knowledge of German and French.
After graduating with a degree in Interior Decoration and Object Design from the International Hellenic University, Fotini’s creative flair was quickly recognised and leveraged by leading Cretan interior design firms. Having gained few years’ experience working on prestigious design assignments, Fotini joined Archtify in 2019, where she almost immediately became a big hit with Archtify’s clients – old and new. Fotini speaks fluent English.
Authority Approvals Manager
One of the most experienced members of the Archtify team, Eleftheria holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from the Technological University of Crete. With extensive experience of private and public projects, Eleftheria is a widely respected authority in construction legislation and building permits. Eleftheria speaks fluent English.
Holding a BSc in Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering from the Technical University of Crete, Vaso has the critical task of managing the internal administrative process and removing the notorious burden of Greek bureaucracy from our client’s shoulders. Vaso speaks fluent English.
With a BSc in Civil Engineering from the Technological University of Crete, Gavrillis has over ten years’ experience of on-site construction management, easily cementing his position as one of the most capable members of the team. Gavrillis is passionate about new and old material technologies and actively applies this specialist knowledge during the build process to achieve a noticeably superior, detailed finish. Gavrilis speaks fluent English.
Construction Supervisor & Structural Engineering
Holding an M.Eng in Civil Engineering from the University of Thrace, Manolis is a thorough and methodical civil engineer. He is responsible for all onsite engineering supervision, energy certification and building legality legalisation. Manolis is member of the Technical Chamber of Greece and speaks fluent English.
3d Visualization Specialist
Markos is approaching the end of his M.Eng in Architecture from the Technical University of Crete. Whilst initially joining Archtify as an intern, it didn’t take long for Marcus to demonstrate his natural genius with 3d design and graphical representation methods and his tech expertise. Marcus speaks fluent English.
Aggeliki is one of our two interns, studying for an M.Eng in Architecture from the Technical University of Crete. With a deep-rooted fascination for lighting architecture, Aggeliki is able to provide expert advice using world-leading DIALux lighting visualisation software. Aggeliki speaks fluent English with a good working knowledge of French.