Crete University Press


The Crete University Press (CUP) was founded in 1984, with a mutual agreement between the Pancretan Association of America and the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH) and it functions as a financially independent non-profit publishing organization, within the framework of FORTH.

The aims and objectives of Crete University Press are:

a) scholarly and scientific publications of international academic standard,
b) the promotion of scholarly research in the domain of Arts and Humanities with emphasis
on subjects of Greek interest, through publishing activities, and
c) the dissemination of scientific ideas and culture to a wider reading public.

The success of Crete University Press can be gauged from

a) the thirteen prizes and awards by academic societies and organisations,
b) from the fact that about 1500 lecture courses in Greek universities use books by Crete University Press as textbooks, and
c) the high sales rate in the Greek market (circa 100,000 copies per annum).

The Director of CUP is Stephanos Trachanas, assisted by the Editorial Board G. M. Sifakis, E. N. Economou, P. Ditsas, Chr. Chadjiiosif, for matters of general editorial policies and practices.

As of today, about 410 titles have been published from CUP - at an average of 20 new titles per year - and approximately 1.5 million copies of these titles have been sold within Greece. CUP has been honoured with numerous and important distinctions, both for its publishing activity as a whole and for the high quality of specific editions - including prizes from the Academy of Athens, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy, the Greek Association of Music and Theatre Critics, etc.

Crete University Press
Nikolaou Plastira 100, Vassilika Vouton,
GR - 700 13 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone.: +30 2810 391083, +30 2810 391097, Fax: +30 2810 391085