Information regarding the department’s structure and administration.


Head of Department: Eleftheria Zei – Associate Professor

Tel.: 28310 77335, email:



Secretary: Stavroula Kritikaki, Tel.: 28310 77336, email:

Administrative staff:

Vassiliki Kasimi, [for undergraduate studies]

Tel.: 28310 77337, email:

Anastasia Tzanoudaki [for postgraduate-doctoral studies], Tel.: 28310 77379, email:


Fax: 0030-28310-77338


The Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Crete consists of the following four sectors:

The Sector of Ancient and Medieval History explores the history of the ancient Mediterranean world, with a particular focus on ancient Greece and Rome, medieval Europe and Byzantium, as well as the era of Latin rule over the Greek lands in late medieval and early modern times.

Director: Kostas Vlassopoulos

The Sector of Modern History studies the history of the modern and contemporary world, with an emphasis on the history of Greek society in recent centuries and its relations with Europe, the Balkans and the Middle East.

Director: Yiannis Kokkinakis 

The Sector of Archaeology and Art History studies Prehistoric, Classical and Byzantine Archaeology in the Aegean and the wider Mediterranean area, as well as the history of western art.

Director: Christina Tsigonaki

The Sector of Oriental and African Studies explores the history of Asia, with an emphasis on Turkish and Arabic history, as well as the history of Africa since the emergence of Islam.

Director: Elias Kolovos (in his capacity as head of department)


Committee of Teaching Planning: Dimitrios Bosnakis, Katerina Dalakoura, Panayotis Ioannou, Demetrios Kyritses, Christina Tsigonaki

Committee of Internal Evaluation (ΟΜΕΑ):

(a) = Members of Research and teaching staff, (b) = Member of Laboratory teaching staff or Special technical laboratory staff and (c) = Member of Administrative staff

Regular members: (a) Socrates Petmezas (Coordinator), Elias Kolovos, Kostas Vlassopoulos, (b) Ariadne Gazi and (c) Anastasia Tzanoudaki

Substitute members: (a) Pavlina Karanastasi, Eugenios D. Matthiopoulos, Eleftheria Zei, (b) Vassiliki Kasimi and (c) Stavroula Kritikaki

Directors of Programs of Postgraduate Studies: Ancient Mediterranean World – History and Archaeology: Nena Galanidou (substitute: Dimitrios Bosnakis), Byzantine and Medieval Studies: Eleni Sakellariou (substitute: Pavlina Karanastasi), Ottoman History: Elias Kolovos (substitute: Socrates Petmezas), Contemporary European and Greek History: Socrates Petmezas (substitute: Elias Kolovos), Art History: Eugenios D. Matthiopoulos (substitute: Panayotis Ioannou)

Committee of Maintenance and Security: Nena Galanidou, Panayotis Ioannou, Eleftheria Zei

International relations-Erasmus: Artemis Karnava

Internet and departmental web-page: Ariadne Gazi