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The Mount Athos Center is run by a governing body of Board of Directors, consisting of seven members presided over by the Mayor of Thessaloniki (ex officio).  The council has an honorary president, the current Overseer of Mount Athos, three members who are appointed by the Council of the Municipality of Thessaloniki and three members who are representatives from the Holy Community of Mount Athos.  The position of vice president is held by one of the council members from the Holy Mountain.  In the event of the absence of the president, he is represented by one of the appointed members from the city council of Thessaloniki.

The Board of Directors has the responsibility of governing the organization;- planning its programs, projects, and events,- and maintaining correspondence and relations with Mount Athos and the entirety of its institutions and organizations in Greece and abroad.


The composition of the current Board of Directors for the five-year period 2019-2023 is as follows:

President: Konstantinos Zervas, Mayor of Thessaloniki

First Vice-President: Elder Symeon Dionysiatis

Second Vice-President / Deputy President of the Board of Directors: Erotokritos Theotokatos, Member of Thessaloniki Municipal Council

Ordinary Members: Elder Philotheos, Hieromonk of Koutloumousiou / Elder Theophilos, Hieromonk of Pantokratoros / Petros Lekakis, Deputy Mayor for Sport, Youth and Voluntary Work of the Municipality of Thessaloniki / Stephanos Gogakοs, Member of Thessaloniki Municipal Council

Alternate Members: the Very Reverend Archimandrite Methodios, Hegumen of Hilandar Monastery / Elder Tarasios Koutloumousianos / Elder Epiphanios, Hieromonk of Pantokratoros / Ioannis Kouriannidis, Member of Thessaloniki Municipal Council  /  Vasilios Moisidis, Member of Thessaloniki Municipal Council  /   Athanasios Vritkas, Scientific Advisor to the Mayor of Thessaloniki and former ordinary member of the Board of Directors of the Mount Athos Centre


from left to right: Anastasios Ntouros, Athanasios Vritkas, Petros Lekakis, Reverend Archimandrite Methodios, Konstantinos Zervas, Elder Theophilos, Hieromonk of Pantokratoros, Erotokritos Theotokatos

The Staff of the Mount Athos Center

Anastasios Ntouros, Director

Maria Gianelou, Head of Finance & Administration

Evangelos Tsikouras, Head of the Bookstore

Christos Dokalis, Publicity department of Mount Athos Center

Zoi Gounari, Administrative support

Ioanis Liapis, Administrative support

Kyriaki Athanasiadou, Bookstore clerk

Katerina Paradisi, Cleaning services 


Anna Tanaskou, Accountant (tax consultancy-accounting firm "I.DOVELOS CONSULTING-FOROTECHNIKI IK")

Sophia Pitsiounis, Legal Advisor 

Andrew Hendry Translations

Konstantinos-Demetrios Argyropoulos / WebCat Digital media support







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