The Aikaterinis Laskaridis Foundation is a non-profit cultural organization with a wide range of activities. It is established in spring 2007 by Presidential Decree, signed by the the Ministries of Culture, Education, Maritime Affairs and Economy (GG 606 / 24.4.2007). Its founders are Panos Laskaridis and Marilena Laskaridis.

Aim and Activity

Vision & Mission

The Foundation's purpose is to function as a center of excellence for the promotion, at Greek and international level, of Greek culture in general and in particular Greek letters and historical and maritime research.

The Foundation’s mission can be summarized as follows:

  • Promoting Greek language, culture and historical knowledge.
  • Promoting Greek cultural heritage through libraries, archives and digital humanities.
  • Strengthening libraries’ role in the communities.
  • Offering a comprehensive, multi-faceted educational approach of unparalleled quality for students and teachers of all levels.
  • Contributing to the society as a whole for purposes that the Board of Directors deems to reflect the principles and values of the Foundation.

Our values

Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation-Our History - A timeline

Our History - A timeline

The Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation from the establishment of the "Kaiti Laskaridis" library in 1993, until today.

Who we are

Scientific Committee

The Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Committee is comprised of 12 members, prominent academics, scientists and distinguished members of the artistic, literary, research and technology communities, specializing in matters relating to the Foundation and its work and aiming to fulfill the Foundation’s goals.

Board of Directors

Our Team

The Foundation's staff consist of scientists and specialized personel, who work to achieve its goals.

Causes we support

As part of its activities, the Foundation offers its support to causes related to its areas of interest.

Hellenic Navy

Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation-Hellenic Navy
The President of the Foundation fervently and consistently supports the Hellenic Armed Forces, donating ships and equipment.


Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation-Programme RE-BREATH (ANA-PNOI)
After the disastrous fires of August 2021 in Northern Evia and Ancient Olympia, the Foundation helped in the reconstruction and re-creation efforts, donating 1,100,000 euros.

Return to Antikythera

Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation-Return to Antikythera
Underwater archaeological research at the famous Antikythera Shipwreck continues with the constant support of the Foundation.

Stone lighthouses

Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation-Stone lighthouses
The implementation of the repair and restoration programme of the stone lighthouses of Cape Tainaro, Cape Maleas and Dana, at Poros island.

Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities

Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation-Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities
The new laboratory for the conservation of antiquities recovered from underwater archaeological surveys carried out in Greece was created with the support of the Foundation.

Regulations & useful documents

Acquisition policy
Donation Policy
Rules of Procedure
Balance sheets

News & Announcements

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