The family appears in Moschopolis, North Epirus (now Albania) at the end of the 15th
century, to continue, after the Orlov uprising and the desertion of the city, in Krussevo near
Monastiri (Bitola, now in F.Y.R.O.M.) at the end of the 18th century. Nicholas G. Krallis came
to Thessaloniki around 1860, to officially establish our company there in 1887, soon with
branches in Piraeus, Skopje and Galazio (now Galatsi in Romania) and a little later in Athens.
Headquarters moved to Athens immediately after WWII.During the 125 years of
uninterrupted operation, the company lived through and experienced important events: the
last years of the Tanzimat, the fall of the Sultanate and the breakdown of the Ottoman
Empire, the Young Turks, Iliden and the Macedonian Struggle, the two Balkan Wars, and
the liberation of Thessaloniki, also the Great Fire of this city, the Greco Turkish War and the
ensuing disaster, the Crash and the Great Depression, two World Wars, two or more
dictatorships, one civil war … and now, finally this Crisis, that has lasted already too long ...