Leonidas C. Polopulos

In Honor of Leonidas C. Polopulos

It is with great sadness that the faculty, students, and staff of the Center for Greek Studies at the University of Florida announce the passing of our dear friend, mentor,… Read More


Awards Ceremony 2014

See clip of 2014 ceremony


Honoring the Founders of the Center for Greek Studies

In honor of Karelisa Hartigan and Leonidas Polopolus a public lecture, “Some Remarks on the Byzantine Reconquista of Greece”┬áby Florin Curta, Professor of Medieval History and Archaeology, was held in… Read More


Nicholas C. Kontaridis wins Distinguished Achievement Award

Mr. Nicholas C. Kontaridis, for seventeen years beloved teacher of Modern Greek Language and Literature, Modern Greek History, and “Greece Yesterday and Today,” has been selected by the Committee on… Read More


Distinguished Public Service Award for Gus Bilirakis

On October 7, 2011, the Center for Greek Studies bestowed a Distinguished Public Service Award on Congressman Gus Bilirakis. The Center congratulates Mr. Bilirakis on his many accomplishments in public… Read More



The Acropolis, built in the 5th century B.C. to glorify Greece following its defeat of the Persians at the Battle of Marathon, stands awesome and aloof on its limestone mesa… Read More


Meteora Monastery

At one time, there were 24 peak-top monasteries in the region of Meteora in central Greece. Built on sandstone megaliths that rise up to 1,800 feet (550 meters) from the… Read More



The Greek island of Santorini, also called Thira, is known for the whitewashed houses and churches perched along its volcanic cliffs. The picturesque village of Oia in the north is… Read More