Commemoration event for the Asia Minor Catastrophe


Monday, October 17, 2022, 6:00pm


CHS Greece, Philhellene Square & Otto Street, 21 100, Nafplio, Greece

Air photo of Argos as viewed from Nea Kios during or short after the World War 2.

Full title:

Εvent to honor the memory of the 100 years since the Asia Minor Catastrophe

Organized by:

Basil Papantoniou Foundation (BPF), Municipality of Nafplio, DOPPAT, supported by CHS Greece

Open to:





  • Virginia Matseli (Ethnologist & BPF Secretary General) on the topic of "The first settlement of refugees in Nea Kios and its Folklore Museum"
  • Basil Dorovinis (Lawyer, Political Scientist & Historian) on the topic of "Nea Kios and historical memory: yet another uprooting?"


The Municipality of Nafplio, DOPPAT, and the Basil Papantoniou Foundation co-organize events to honor the memory of the 100 years since the Asia Minor Catastrophe. CHS Greece, in support of the initiative, hosts an event on October 17 that includes two talks on the Nea Kios refugees settlement in Argolis. Virginia Matseli and Basil Dorovinis will speak on the first settlement of Asia Minor refugees in Nea Kios, Argolis, its Folklore Museum, and its historical memory.

Learn more about the talks and the other related events.

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