Anastasia Gkouni

Anastasia Gkouni

Anastasia was born and raised in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece, where she also studied History and Archaeology. As a student she spent her summers participating in excavations at various ancient sites, among them Pella, the ancient capital of Macedonia. After graduation she also worked as an archaeologist for the local Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities. A native Greek speaker, Anastasia also speaks English and German fluently. She is currently finishing her Master’s degree in Classical Archaeology at the University of Birmingham, UK. Her major research interest is the study of material culture, mainly the vase painting and pottery production of the ancient Greek world. She enjoys sharing its history with other people.

Among other things, she loves travelling and exploring not only monuments of the past but new or unusual places as well, listening to the tales they have to narrate. Quite recently she discovered some new passions, immersing herself in aspects of folklore culture such as the knitting, crocheting and lace-making techniques of the Mediterranean.

Anastasia collaborates with BOREAS as a tour guide in German and English.