The first brewery in Cyprus was founded in Athalassa Nicosia in 1935 and AETOS(Eagle) beer was brewed there. The initiator and founder was Mr. Christodoulos Platanis who for this purpose established an affiliation under the name “H.Platanis Inc.” Partners in this affiliation where Mr Ch.Platanis, St.Panjiaris, G.Asproftas, N.Christofidis, and Ch.Stavrides. As a location of the new brewery Athalassa area in Nicosia was preferred because there were plenty sources with good quality water. In 1939 a new brewery was builded where until 1968 the famous LEONTOS (LEON) beer was brewed. This was the only brewery in Cyprus until 1951.