Organization structure


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 Organization structure of Regional Directorates

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Dimitrios S. Melas , President Office of the President tel : 210 8802757
Petros A. Tzavellas , Vice President Office of the Vice President tel : 210 8802780
Zhnwn D. Valmas , Vice President Office of the Vice President tel : 210 8802740
Apostolos S. Lampropoulos , Director General Office of the Director General tel : 210 8802932

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Regional Directorate/Units-Local Offices

Central Bureau - Athens   Regional Directorate Macedonia & Thrace (Thessaloniki)
Regional Unit East Macedonia-Thrace 
Local office Evros
Local office Xanthi
Local office Drama
Local office Kavala
Local office Pella
Local office Imathia
Local office Kilkis
Local office Halkidiki
Local office Pieria
Local office Serres
Regional Directorate Epirus & West Macedonia (Iwannina)
Regional Unit West Macedonia
Local office Florina
Local office Grevena
Local office Kastoria
Local office Thesprotia
Local office Preveza
Local office Arta
  Regional Directorate Peloponnese & West Greece & Ionian Islands (Patra)
Regional Unit Peloponnese
Local office Argolida
Local office Lakonia 
Local office Korinthia
Local office Messinia
Local office Etoloakarnania
Local office Ilia
Regional Directorate Thessalia & Central Greece (Larisa)
Regional Unit Central Greece
Local office Viotia
Local office Evia
Local office Karditsa 
Local office Magnisia
Local office Trikala
  Regional Directorate Attica & Aegean Islands (Athens)
Local office Dodecanesse
Local office Lesvos
Regional Directorate Creta (Hrakleio)
Local office Chania
Local office Rethimno
Local office Lasithi
  • Payment supporting documents Control
  • Payment approval and issue of payment orders
  • Payment data and archives keeping
  • Control of payments legality
  • Supervision of the provided procedures for the recovery of unduly paid amounts as well as for the imposition of penalty
  • Publication of regulations and manuals providing details for the C.A.P. implementation
  • Issuing import and export licenses of agricultural products
  • Participation in the competent bodies of the EU


According to the Law 2637/1998, OPEKEPE has two main responsibilities:

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  • OPEKEPE was established in 1998 and in 1999 became a legal entity under private law.
  • Became operational and started its activity in 1.9.2001 and in 2.9.2002 OPEKEPE was accredited as a paying agency.
  • Since 2005 OPEKEPE is the unique body in Greece responsible for the new C.A.P. aid schemes, which were first applied in 2006.
  • In 2006, due to the reorganization of the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (E.A.G.G.F.), OPEKEPE became the Paying Authority responsible for the following three funds: European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (E.A.G.F.), European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (E.A.F.R.D.), and European Fisheries Fund (E.F.F.) by virtue of Greek Law No 3508.
  • The new C.A.P. led to a full reorganization of OPEKEPE, which came into force in spring 2007.

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