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Vasilis Afxentiou

Athens, Greece


Biographical statement and credits:

Vasilis Afxentiou is an ESL/EFL teacher in Athens, Greece. He has been teaching English on-and-off since 1968, and full-time since 1985. Prior to that he worked as a Technical Specifications Writer for seven years and as an Engineer for five years. He has also studied music formally at the Hellenic Conservatory having majored in the classical guitar.

He was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. He went to college and university in the United States where he received his degrees.

Vasilis's writing credits include published fiction and non-fiction appearing in Greece, Italy, Russia, Germany, Roumania, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, Canada and in the USA. Stateside and other, paper and e-publications he has written for are Writer's Choice, Greek Accent, Salon DAarte, Akkadian, Purr Magazine, National Herald, The Story Exchange, Crosscurrents and several dozens more. His writing includes short stories (literary, fantasy and science fiction), articles and essays (mostly travelogues and health diets), a theatrical play, five novels, two novellas, and a book of short stories; all in English and/or in Greek. Some of his longer fiction can be found at:


Vasilis has received several Distinctive Certificates from WD Writing Competitions held over the years, and also Honorary Mention in his Greek literary work in Athens.

In Greece he's been published in 30-Days, Key Travel News, Greece's Weekly, Athena Magazine, The Athens Star newspaper, fragments of his work appeared in ELT NEWS, and has been invited to be published in the poetry anthology of Contemporary Greek Poets, Vol. III.

Interests: Teaching EFL/ESL, reading, writing, music, swimming, walking, proper diet, listening, observing, philosophy, classical guitar, white demi-sec wine.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Potpourria
  • (Bach, Μpέλλου, Ουζάκι κι)Ενteλέχeιa--A bilingual novel, Greek-English
  • Quality of Grace
  • In Arms We Trust
  • Island