The well-known Greek poet Constantine Cavafy (1863-1933) has a “new home” within the middle of Athens, the place the general public and researchers can go to a big assortment of his works and private objects. Based by the Onassis Basis, the valuable jewel of Plaka, the Cavafy Archive, opens its gates to guests on Wednesday, November 22, 2023.
The Onassis Basis invested in creating the Cavafy Archive, a bespoke house in Athens devoted to the poet’s archive, which was inaugurated in November 2023.
The intention was to create an area for the poet’s writings and books, his private objects and furnishings, surrounded by artworks that allow us to realize an in-depth understanding of his rising affect on artists from his period to the current day, an area open to researchers and the general public, open to all, the muse famous i.a.
The Cavafy Archive comprises over 2,000 objects, together with manuscripts of poems, private objects and furnishings, the poet’s literary and private archive, which incorporates 966 books from his library and a group of paperwork and artworks that check with Cavafy.
Cavafy’s intentionally particular person fashion established him as one of the vital outstanding figures not solely in Greek poetry but in addition in Western poetry.
Frynichou 16B, Plaka, Athens 10558
Opening hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 11.00-18.00