School of Architecture - Technical University of Crete

Aslanidis Klimis

Assistant Professor

Architectural Design – Conservation of Historic Buildings and Sites

Short biographical note

Klimis Aslanidis studied architecture at the National Technical University of Athens (1998) and specialized in conservation of Historic Buildings at the University of York (MΑ in Conservation Studies, 2000). He received a doctoral title from the Department of Architecture of the University of Patras (2014), with a PhD thesis on the Byzantine church architecture of Naxos. He conducted postdoctoral research at the same department on the late Byzantine architecture of the Maleas peninsula in the Peloponnese (2017-18). Klimis Aslanidis has taught in postgraduate programmes at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the University of the Peloponnese and the University of Western Attica. He was also assistant professor at the department of architecture of Gediz University, in Izmir, Turkey (2016).

Klimis Aslanidis has participated in the design and supervision of several projects for the conservation or restoration of historic buildings of all historic periods in Greece (Antiquity, Middle-Ages, Post-Independence period), as a freelance architect but also as an employee of the Greek Ministry of Culture, among which the ancient theatre of Dionysos in Athens, numerous Byzantine monuments and Athens Cathedral. One of these projects, the conservation of the Byzantine church of Hagia Kyriaki on Naxos, received a European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage – Europa Nostra Award (Grand Prix 2018). He has also participated in teams that received awards in national architectural competitions. His publications focus mainly on Byzantine and post-Byzantine church architecture, fortifications and conservation of historic buildings. He is a member of the board of the Christian Archaeological Society and of the council for architectural heritage of the Elliniki Etairia - Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage.


Research Interests

  • Architectural design
  • Conservation of historic buildings and sites
  • Ancient Greek and Roman architecture
  • Byzantine and post-Byzantine architecture
  • Church architecture
  • Vernacular architecture


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