Dimitris Athanasoulis, Dr. in Byzantine archeology (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Université Paris I-Panthéon - Sorbonne), is director of the Ephorate of Antiquities of the Cyclades, a member of the Central Archaeological Council, of the Board of Directors of the European Center for Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Monuments, of the Christian Archaeological Society, President and Member of Scientific Committees and Service Councils of the Ministry of Culture, Member of the Scientific Committee of the Parco Archeologico di Pompei, National Coordinator for the European Cultural Heritage Year 2018. He has been curator of antiquities in Ilia and curator of Byzantine antiquities in Argolida, Arcadia and Corinth, president of the Association of Greek Archaeologists, expert archaeologist of the Council of Europe, member of the Scientific Committee for the promotion of the Pylia Castles and scientific committees of international conferences. He has conducted dozens of excavations, has designed and executed fifteen major restoration projects, two new archaeological museums (Byzantine Museum of Argolis and the Crusader Theme Museum at Killini Castle), periodic archaeological exhibitions and dozens of European programs. He has participated in international conferences and has published numerous studies in the field of Byzantine architecture and archeology. He has taught at the University of Peloponnese and at the National Center for Public Administration and Local Government. He is a scholar of the British Archaeological School in Oxford and the German Archaeological School in Berlin.