BA Program in the Archaeology, History, and Literature of Ancient Greece


Associate Professor of Classical Archaeology


Manolis Manoledakis holds a first degree in history and archaeology from the University of Thessaloniki as well as a doctorate from the same University. He is Associate Professor of Classical Archaeology at the International Hellenic University in Thessaloniki. He has also taught at the University of Ioannina, the Democritus University of Thrace and the Hellenic Open University. He has participated in various research programs and is the director of the International Hellenic University’s excavation in Neo Rysio, Thessaloniki. Moreover, he is the creator and director of two post-graduate programs offered by the International Hellenic University, the MA in Black Sea and Eastern Mediterranean Studies and the MA in the Classical Archaeology and the Ancient History of Macedonia.

Research interests

  • Archaeology and ancient history of the Black Sea region
  • Archaeology and ancient history of Macedonia, especially Thessaloniki and its surroundings 
  • Ancient topography – geography 
  • Ancient cults and religions 
  • Mythology in its historical context
  • Ancient Greek painting and vase painting

Select publications

  • Nekyia. Polygnotus’ work at Delphi, Thessaloniki 2003, K. Sfakianaki Editions(in Greek).
  • From Kissos to Hortiatis, Thessaloniki 2007, K. Sfakianaki Editions (in Greek).
  • The rivers of Halkidiki in Antiquity and their adventurous course in the modern cartography and travel literature, Thessaloniki 2017, Zitros Editions (in Greek).
  • Early Greek Presence in the Southern Black Sea, in: M. Manoledakis, G. Tsetskhladze, I. Xydopoulos (eds.), Essays on the Archaeology and Ancient History of the Black Sea Littoral, Colloquia Antiqua 18, Leuven/Paris/Bristol, CT 2018, 173-241.

His full CV and publications list may be found on