Charalambides Christis

Charalambides Christis is the largest and longest-running dairy industry in Cyprus. It remains a leader in the food production and distribution sector, certified to international quality standards, which boasts a high know-how and offers products of high nutritional value to consumers. The quality of Charalambides Christis is internationally recognised with the company being active in more than 32 countries, making it the largest export company in Cyprus.


Charalambides Christis is one of the most powerful industries in the country, and is also distinguished for its Corporate Social Responsibility with the active giving and social Programme ” Symmetochi “which embraces the whole of Cyprus and provides thousands of smiles to children’s faces.


Our Mission

To be established as the best and most innovative Cypriot company in the food industry, governed by International Quality Standards and know-how, providing diverse products of high nutritional value to consumers.


Charalambides Dairies was established, the first company in Cyprus to produce and market fresh pasteurised milk.

Christis Dairies established, produced and marketed fresh
pasteurised milk, yoghurt and Cyprus Halloumi cheese.

Charalambides Dairies bought by Delta.

Christis Dairies bought by the same group, Delta Vivaria S.A.

Vivartia (Cyprus) Limited formed from the merger of Charalambides Dairies and Christis Dairies.

Charalambides Christis LTD formed by the acqusition of 90% of
the company by Messrs Alexis Charalambides and Menelaos Shacolas and their partners.

Messrs Alexis Charalambides and Menelaos Shacolas acquired
the remaining 10% of the company, making it a 100% Cypriot holding.

We divide our production into 4 core areas

Major Activities – Local Production

Our primary activity is the production and distribution of dairy products. We also import and distribute chilled and frozen foodstuffs.
We produce and deliver:

  • A full range of Fresh Pasteurised white and flavoured milk
  • White / Fruit / Functional / Kids Yoghurt
  • A variety of cheese products, including our traditional halloumi
  • UHT cream and milk