Culture and Democracy: The Legacy of Konstantinos G. Karamanlis






The establishment of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi in 1977 was one of the most emblematic cultural initiatives of Konstantinos G. Karamanlis, who expressed the belief that “nations are placed in history on the basis of their cultural performance”.

In the context of the events organised this year by the Centre to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the restoration of democracy in our country, and in the spirit of honouring the legacy of its founder, it is co-organising, with the “Konstantinos G. Karamanlis” Foundation, the event

Culture and Democracy:

The Legacy of Konstantinos G. Karamanlis

On Wednesday, 22 May 2024, at 19.00

“Europe” Hall, “Κonstantinos G. Karamanlis” Foundation  (Karaiskaki 6, Philothei)


  • Achilleas Karamanlis, President of the “Konstantinos G. Karamanlis” Foundation
  • Panagiotis Roilos, President of the European Cultural Delphi Centre, George Seferis Professor of Modern Greek Studies and Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University

Opening Speech

  • Lina Mendoni, Minister of Culture


  • Nikolaos Stampolidis, Director of the Acropolis Museum, Professor of Archaeology
  • Olga Menjafou, President of the National Gallery
  • Panagiotis Tournikiotis, Professor of Architecture, NTUA
  • Kyriakos Koutsomallis, Director of the Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation
  • Christoforos Charalambakis, Member of the Athens Academy, Emeritus Professor of Linguistics, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Chrisi Karidi, Publisher, “Ikaros” Publications
  • Vasilis Papavasiliou, Theatre director
  • Dimitris Papadimitriou, Composer


  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos, General Director of the “Konstantinos G. Karamanlis” Foundation. Professor of International Politics, former Minister.