He studied History and Archaeology in the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Bari. He received his master’s degrees in ancient literature from the Scuola Normale Superiore and in prehistoric archaeology from the University of Pisa. Doctor of Philosophy of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His research focuses on the region of northern Greece and on History of Art.

He participated in Greek and international conferences and in mentoring programs for teachers as an instructor. He suggested and realized in Thessaloniki the theoretical part of the European project “Kaleidoscope 1995” under the title Myths, legends and fairy tales, an approach through comics.

He taught as a scientist expert at the University of Ioannina, the University of West Macedonia and as a consultant professor at the Hellenic Open University. He has been invited in Universities of Italy and France to give lectures and to participate in seminars.

He worked as an archaeologist in the Ministry of Culture since 1985, at the beginning in the 16th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities and the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, later as a director in the 29th Ephorate of Antiquities (2006-2010), in the 12th Ephorate of Antiquities (2011-2014) and finally in the Ephorate of Antiquities of Ioannina (2014-2019). Emeritus Curator of Antiquities since 2020.

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First name:  KOSTAS
Last name:  SOUEREF

Partner of the journal Porfyras since its foundation (1980) with comments regarding theory of cinema, translations, poems and essays.

His texts have been published in the journals Periplous, The word, Phigos, Enteukterio, Filologos, Grafi, Akti etc.



Corinth-Syracuse through the Ionian coast (1983 poetry)

Correspondence (1991 poetry)

Archipelagos of Malta (1994 poetry)

Meteor breeze (1999 poetry)

Bari-Pisa (2005 poetry)

The awkward and timeless Mr A.A. (2005 novel)

The wall of Chortiatis (2008 three novels)

Yellow bead (2009 poetry)



Umberto Eco, Osservazioni sulla nozione di giacimento culturale (1988)

Pablo Neruda, Todo el Amor (first edition 1993-Fifth edition 2003)

Emanuele Greco, Archaeology of Magna Grecia (2001)


Other books

Ancient ports-Thermaic Gulf (1988)

Give and take. A timeless two-way relationship (2001)

Mycenaean testimonies from Epirus (2001)

Cinema before 2000 (2005)

Myths of places, of reason and of History (2010)

Topographic and archaeological data from Central Macedonia (2011)



Water relations. Water as a source of life during the antiquity 1-2 (2000-2003)

Antiquity, Tradition and Surrealism in the work of Nikos Eggonopoulos (artistic editing Z. Godosi 2010)

Ancient theatres of Epirus (2012)

Out of time into the limits. Aris Konstantinidis: the architect of the Museum of Ioannina (2013)

Pyrrhus King Leader (2014)

Epirus of Edward Lear (2014)

Dodona over the centuries. Past, present and future of the ancient theatre and the archaeological site (2014)

Archaeology of the Ioannina basin (2016)

Sacristy of Eleousa monastery in the island of Ioannina. The icons (2017)

Dodona. The omen’s questions. New approaches (2017)

Archives and antiquities (2017)

Museums in the 21st century. Practices of interaction (2018)

Harmonic inscriptions. The architect Vasileios Kouremenos in Paris (2018)

Silver shined. The silver objects of Ioannina (2019)

The time of revolution. Giannena from Rigas to Byron (2019).


He participated in the volume Greek Visual Arts of the Hellenic Open University (1999) with his text “Ideological elements of ancient art”.




telephone number: 0030 6938011742

Birth place:  Κέρκυρα

2001-prize of translation from the Italian State for the book Emanuele Greco, Archaeology of Magna Grecia.