About Us

Learn About the Hellenic Cultural Society of South Florida

Our Mission

Hellenic Cultural Society of South Florida is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to raise awareness about Hellenism, to explore its relevance in to our contemporary world and
enrich South Florida’s cultural landscape.

All Board Directors and Team members are volunteers.

What We Do

  • Film Nights and Film Discussions

  • Book Club that focuses on the literary work of Greek and Greek Diaspora Authors

  • Book signings, exhibitions and artistic performances

  • Develop partnerships, programs and cultural exchanges with local, national and international organizations

  • Explore the work of artists and scholars

  • Oral History project


We started as a group of friends who love all things Greek: the Greek language, Greek history, and Greek culture. We wanted to experience the work of artists, scientists, and thinkers that explore the diverse Greek cultural landscape through time and space, to engage with works that speak not only about what was and what is, but also about what can be.

The positive feedback to our efforts to raise awareness about Hellenism while creating cultural understanding that builds and bridges communities through the arts, led to incorporating in 2022. In 2023, the Society received its nonprofit status.

Theophilos Hatzimihail
Theophilos Hatzimihail 1870-1934

Board of Directors

Malvina Currie

Malvina Currie


Stavroula Christodoulou

Stavroula Christodoulou

Vice President

Athena Gounis

Athena Gounis


Cindy Zitis

Cindy Zitis


“If you deconstruct Greece, you will in the end see an olive tree, a grapevine and a boat remain.
That is, with that much, you reconstruct her”.

Odysseus Elytis


“Odysseus – the seafarer, the Homeric poem’s hero, alive with the spirit of freedom, with defiant intrepidity, enterprise, and an insatiable appetite for all the adventures…

Elytis is the name the poet adopted…The components in the name are to serve as a reminder of the Greek words for Greece ((Ellas), hope (elpídha), freedom (elefthería) and the mythical woman who is the personification of beauty, erotic sensuality and female allure, Helena (Eléni)”.

Swedish Academy Press Release
The Nobel Prize in Literature - 1979

The Harbor of Kalamata, 1911
The Harbor of Kalamata, 1911
Parthenis Konstantinos (1878/1879 - 1967)
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