The Foundation

The Maniatakeion Foundation is a private, non-profit, public service institution based in Athens, Greece. It was established in 1995 by Dimitris Antonis Maniatakis and Eleni Tagonidi Maniataki. The location of the Foundation will be moved to the town of Koroni, in Messinia, Greece, as the town, its residents, and friends are the main focus and intended beneficiaries of its activities.

The main purposes of the Maniatakeion Foundation are:
Increasing public awareness and appreciation of the historical and cultural presence of the Messinian town-fortress of Koroni in Greek history and Supporting cultural, economic and social activities for the benefit of the residents of the town and its environs.

The logo of the foundation which appears on both its web page and on every formal document is derived from the obverse of a silver coin dating from 184 BC – the period during which Koroni joined the Achaic Confederation—and it depicts a cluster of grapes surrounded by an ivy wreath and by the letters KOR[ONIANS].

Goal - Vision

The ultimate goal of the Foundation is the systematic promotion of the historical and cultural presence of the Messinian castle towns of the Municipality of Pylos-Nestoras in their over time evolving
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Dimitris Antonis Maniatakis - Eleni Tagonidi Maniataki
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Governance and Board of Directors

The Foundation is governed by a 9-member Board of Directors with for life members, the founders Dimitri Maniataki and Eleni Tagonidi Maniataki.

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