The creation of a “house” to house the great legacy left by the Nobel Prize-winning poet Odysseas Elytis, puts the Ministry of Culture and Sports in the final stretch.
The listed building and the two auxiliary buildings in Plaka, owned by the Ministry of Culture, located at the junction of Dioskouron and Polygnotou streets, are being restored by the competent service of the ministry. The budget of the project amounts to 657,200 euros and its auction is scheduled for the first quarter of 2021.
The building creates spaces for the exhibition and the storage of the Elytis Archive, as well as for the great visual material, which displays his varied work. At the same time, the life of the poet is presented through photographs, texts, audio and visual material, while his office is restored with his personal objects.
As the Minister of Culture Lina Mendoni stated, “The creation of a space for the study and promotion of his work is the minimum tribute to the great Greek poet. Researchers, but also citizens, will be able to know the power of Elytis’ work, to study the value of his poetry in a space dedicated to personality, life, the valuable national heritage, with which he enriched the country».