Short description

Escargot de Crete is the Life Work of Dr. Charalambos Kiagias. He has studied Physics with a PHD from the Medical School of the University of Crete and decided to engage in the magical world of snails. In 2009 he created the first vertical unit for the production of snails and their products in Greece. Escargot de Crète to this day owns dozens of innovations that render it unique in the world.

"Love responsibility
say I and I alone
will save the world.
If (the world) gets lost,
it will be on me"

Nikos Kazantzakis
Cretan writer

Pioneering - Innovations

  • Unique breeding in the world in organic olive trees that ensures unique quality characteristics in the secretion produced.
  • By special snail nutrition programs inspired by the vast library of the popular tradition of Crete, but also with unique processing secrets, Escargot de Crete produces today the unique quality secretion that it uses in its cosmetic series Panacea.
  • The concentration of allantoin in the produced secretion exceeds the amount of 25 mg / Kg which is much higher than the global competition.
  • Production of secretion with a percentage of elastin greater than 0.9%.
  • Unique way of collecting snail secretion without them being harmed by the process.
  • Collection of secretions from a specific group of young snails to obtain a stronger secretion.
  • Exfoliating soaps with secretions and powder from the snail shell.

Principles and Consistency

  • Escargot de Crete stands on non-negotiable principles since establishment.
  • Production aimed exclusively in supplying useful products for humans.
  • Without the use of preservatives and hazardous substances.
  • Production of snails in the most friendly and positive way for the environment.
  • Innovation - Innovation - Innovation.

Biodynamic principles of snail farming

  • Innovative methods of cultivating snails in olive groves of organic farming.
  • Our snails are living in direct contact with the air, the rain, the sun and the soils of our land but also with the olive trees and the natural flora from which they get valuable ingredients.
  • Minimum environmental footprint – irrigation is shared both in snail awakening and tree watering.
  • Tree trunks are regenerated by the secretion of snails that go up and down on them.