• ANCIENT ART

    The Canellopoulos Collection

    “…our concern for as many antiquities as possible to remain in our country or be repatriated led to the acquisition of over 6,500 objects…”

    Alexandra Canellopoulos

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  • BYZANTINE ART

    The Canellopoulos Collection

    An icon of Virgin Mary was the start for the Canellopoulos Collection, which presents the evolution of painting from Byzantium to this day.

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  • DESPOTIKO SPONSORSHIP

    The sanctuary of Apollo

    We support the efforts of the archaeological team with the prospect of turning the uninhabited island into an open museum for showcasing the Greek spirit and civilization.

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  • DELOS SPONSORSHIP

    Restoration of the stoa of
    Philip V

    The partial restoration of the stoa of Philip V by the Cyclades Ephorate of Antiquities proceeds with funding by the Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Foundation.

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  • ANCIENT ART

    The Canellopoulos Collection

    “…our concern for as many antiquities as possible to remain in our country or be repatriated led to the acquisition of over 6,500 objects…”

    Alexandra Canellopoulos

    READ MORE
  • BYZANTINE ART

    The Canellopoulos Collection

    An icon of Virgin Mary was the start for the Canellopoulos Collection, which presents the evolution of painting from Byzantium to this day.

    READ MORE
  • DESPOTIKO SPONSORSHIP

    The sanctuary of Apollo

    We support the efforts of the archaeological team with the prospect of turning the uninhabited island into an open museum for showcasing the Greek spirit and civilization.

    READ MORE
  • DELOS SPONSORSHIP

    Restoration of the stoa of
    Philip V

    The partial restoration of the stoa of Philip V by the Cyclades Ephorate of Antiquities proceeds with funding by the Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Foundation.

    READ MORE

The Foundation

The Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Foundation is a legal entity in private law, founded by Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos in 1999.

The objectives of the Foundation are to showcase Greek art, to advance the knowledge and appreciation of Greek culture, to promote the cause of education and to undertake and support activities assisting charities and the less privileged members of society.

What can I see today on Despotiko?

Progress on the restoration project on the island of Despotiko has been slow but steady, as befits the norms of archaeological time. Walking uphill from the pier to the archaeological site, we feel part of the island's history, when visitors…

DELOS - Restoring the Stoa of Philip II Work scheduled for 2018

The second phase of operations scheduled for 2018 aim to complete the preparatory work, which comprises the following: Final layout of architectural fragments The architectural fragments which will not be used in the restoration…

Despotiko -The process of restoring

On the island of Despotiko the process of restoring and promoting the archaic sanctuary of Apollo differs little from the way it was done originally, and this adds extra value to such an important venture. The second largest shrine to Apollo…

Timeline

The Timeline tells the story of the Foundation through important milestones.

Ancient Art

Explore the most representative objects of the periods ranging from prehistoric to late Roman times.

Byzantine Art

Explore one of the most important private collections of Byzantine end Post-Byzantine art.

Grants

Contribution to the arts, culture and society.