Invitation – Book Presentation


The Region of Crete – Regional Unit of Chania, the Cultural Center of Chania, the Chania Film Festival and the publications “Compass of the City”, have the honor to invite you to the presentation of the book

“With the amaranth of victory stefanos.

From the dusty trunk of Irene Kalfaki…”

by Lefteris Lambrakis and Matthaios Frantzeskakis

(Compass of the City Publications, 2021),

to be held on

Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 7:30 p.m.,

at the Cultural Center of Chania

The book will be presented by Katerina Varanaki, Philologist.

Excerpts will be read by Maria Patrelaki, Philologist and Nektarios Xanthoudakis, Educator.

A discussion with the book’s contributors will follow.

Admission is free in application of the current health protocols.


“With the amaranth of victory stefanos.

From the dusty trunk of Irene Kalfaki…”

Format: 17×24

Pages: 132

Year of Publication: 2021

ISBN: 978-618-5364-34-2

Price: 15,90 €

Publications: PEK – Compass of the City / Chania Film Festival

The letters from the Front are a direct and accurate source of the events that occur in the war, a direct record of the hardships that the soldiers go through, a spontaneous expression of their feelings, their mental state, their thoughts, their concerns, their beliefs and their values.

Irene Kalfaki from Chania handed us a … trunk letters of the 40s era. Letters of her family, to and from the Front, letters just before the war, during it, shortly after. Their content concerns one of the most important moments of the history of our Country, highlighting the ideals and values of people, the close ties of the wider family and the bonds of friendship. Their recording in the book is a minimum tribute to the era and its people.

You can search for the book in your bookstore, all over Greece, or order it directly with us from our online store, at the address