Branch of the HFC in Odesa

The Branch of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture was established in Odesa in September 1994 by the decision of the Administrative Board of the Foundation made on the basis of the permit from the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine (registration No. 27 dated April 8th, 1994). The Branch is housed in three adjacent historic buildings rented at a symbolic price from the Municipal Council of Odesa, in one of which formerly belonged to Grigoriy Marazli there resided Greeks and gathered members of the Filiki Eteria Society.
The Odesa Branch engages in the following activities:

  • ORGANISES exhibitions, concerts, theatrical performances, screenings, lectures, and seminars, scientific conferences in co-operation with cultural and educational institutions.
  • PARTICIPATES in cultural events, anniversary celebrations, theatrical festivals, as well as cinema, and music weeks.
  • PROMOTES the Greek language by offering courses, providing material and relevant information to other agencies and organising seminars.
  • DISSEMINATES Greek books by presenting literary figures, providing support for translations, participating in international book fairs, etc.
  • SPOTLIGHTS Greek cinema through regular screenings, film festivals and tributes in co-operation with the Greek Film Centre.
  • PUBLISHES books and catalogues, in association with its activities and events.
  • UNDERTAKES educational initiatives at schools and Universities in Ukraine, in co-operation with local authorities.

Closely working with organizations and individuals in various areas of knowledge and culture, the Branch regularly renders support to a number of educational, scientific, publications, and other programs, and promotes the establishment of direct contact and cultural exchange between the Ukraine and Greece.

Director of the Branch is Mr. Sofronios Paradisopoulos.

Branch of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture
20 Krasny Pereulok, Odesa, 65026, Ukraine
Tel.: +380/48-7374547

Administrative Board of the Branch

In order to assist the Branch in conducting its multiple activities, the Administrative Board of the Foundation established the Administrative Board of the Branch, which makes propositions concerning the activities of the Branch, contributes to obtaining additional funds, assists in maintaining the facilities and equipment and replenishing the educational materials and participates in making solutions as to other issues related to the activities of the Branch.


The objective of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture is to promote Greek culture and disseminate the Greek language throughout the world. Since its foundation in 1992, the Hellenic Foundation for Culture has created Branches in Odesa, Alexandria and Berlin, and there are Hellenic Houses of Culture in Trieste, Belgrade, Bucharest and Sofia. The Foundation offers lessons in the Greek language, organises cultural events, publishes books and has public libraries in the Branches.

Stratigou Kallari 50, 154 52 Athens, Greece.
Tel.: +30/210-6776540, Fax: +30/210-6725826

Branches and Centres


Hellenic Foundation for Culture - مؤسسة الثقافة اليونانية
18, Sidy Mitwaly, Attarin
Alexandria, Egypt

Тел.: +203-4861598, Факс: 4840765


Hellenic Foundation for Culture
Resavska 34
11000 Beograd

Тел.: 00381113038113/3038114


Griechische Kulturstiftung
Am Monbijouplatz 12
10178 Berlin

Тел.: +49/30-9152-1809


Hellenic Foundation for Culture
1-3, Pache Protopopescu Street, Sect.2,
cod 021403, Bucharest

Тел.: 004-021-310 4990


Hellenic Foundation for Culture
Embassy of Greece, 1a Holland Park,
London W. 11 3TP

Тел.: +44/207-7273029, Факс: 2297221


Hellenic Foundation for Culture
6, Gladstone Street
1095 Nicosia, Cyprus

Тел.: +357-2266-5540


Fondazione Ellenica Di Cultura
Via del Lavatoio 5
34132 Trieste - I piano

Тел.: +39040639339, +39040639339, Факс: +390403482269