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The Hellenic Society Prometheas is a social and cultural not-for-profit organization established in 1978. Its goals are to promote the ideals of Hellenic culture both ancient and modern, and to provide its members with a forum and mechanism to pursue matters of common interest.


Prometheas has organized hundreds of events over the last three decades. Most have been sponsored solely by Prometheas, while others have been held in cooperation with other Hellenic organizations in the Washington metropolitan area. One of Prometheas' major accomplishments has been the establishment of Greek Independence Day, March 25, as a community-wide celebration in the area. Many regional, professional, academic and student organizations participate actively, making this celebration the largest and most important event of the year.


Prometheas sponsors a wide variety of events each year, from lectures on topics related to the land, history, politics and culture of both classical and contemporary Greece to concerts highlighting Greek vocal and instrumental music. The society also sponsors several annual social gatherings to bring its members together, such as a Greek Letters Day celebration complete with a traditional vasilopitta cake and a formal Masquerade Ball held each spring.


Prometheas is managed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors, who are elected biennually.

Joanna Athanasopoulos (President)
Lefteris Karmiris (Vice President, Administration)
Magdalene Kantartzi (Vice President, Cultural)
Frank (Fotis) Kitzantides (Treasurer)
Eleftheria Frances (Secretary A)
Ipatia (Patty) Apostolides (Secretary B)

Board Members:
Alexis Tony
Thanasis Himonas
Kostas Kastanos
Athanasios (Sakis) Leris
Maria Paschalidis
George Saviolakis
Alex Spiliotopoulos
Yianna Stasinoulia
Sarantos Tselekis


The Hellenic Society Prometheas is helping to preserve the unique heritage of Greece. Anyone can help by becoming a regular, dues-paying member of our society. Membership will entitle you to free admission to nearly all of our activities. You will also receive our complimentary monthly newsletter. Our membership fee is only $40 per year for an individual or family membership, while students may join for only $5 per year. Visit our Members page for an application.

Contact Information

We want to hear from you! Please write or call us with any questions, comments or suggestions.
The Hellenic Society Prometheas, Inc.
6506 Bells Mill Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
Phone: 301.229.9389


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