Who we are

Cleopatra's Sponges. P.C. is an awarded company, that started as a romantic idea of a university student. A simple idea that grew to change an entire industry.

Our journey starts in 2016, when our founder, Anargyros, visits Kalymnos - the Sponge Divers Island. In the harbor, he met a retired, Captain Antonis, who presented him with an authentic Aegean Mollissima sponge. The Captain explained that this particular sponge was all but extinct by a combination of disease and over-fishing. That moment lit a spark in Anargyros' mind, that forever changed the future of the Aegean Mollissima sponge.

Selected press
Creating a Truly Sustainable Startup
Creating a Truly Sustainable Startup, By Kate Topping, Reload Greece
Forbes 30 under 30 in Greece
Our founder, Anargyros Koutroumpas, featured in 2019 Forbes 30 under 30 list in Greece
Reviving the sponge industry
Cleopatra’s Sponges, or how a young man revives the natural sea sponge trade
The Greek sponge rewrites history
The Greek sponge rewrites its history
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