The 4th Archon
International Conference
on Religious Freedom

Archon Athanasios Martinos

President, Pammakaristos Brotherhood of Archons in Europe

Conference Co-chair

Athanasios Martinos, Archon Exarchos, is the President of the Pammakaristos Brotherhood of Archons in Europe, and the Co-Chair of the 4th Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom.

 An Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople as well as of the Patriarchate of Alexandria, Archon Martinos served as the civil administrator of the monastic community of Mount Athos, an autonomous region run by Orthodox monks in Greece, from 2019 to 2023.

 Archon Martinos is one of the leading shipowners in Greece and around the world; he is currently the Managing Director and main shareholder of Eastern Mediterranean Maritime Limited, a company offering seaborne transportation services to the energy, industrial and agricultural sectors, with over 40 years of operation, presently managing 74 tankers and dry bulk carriers and container vessels.

 Born in 1950, Archon Martinos is a graduate of Athens University School of Economics and City College of London. A veteran of the Greek Navy, he was co-Managing Director of the family shipping business Thenamaris from 1968 to 1990. In 1991, he established Eastern Mediterranean Maritime Limited.

 Archon Martinos is a member of the Union of Hellenic American Educational Foundation (HAEF)-Athens College, and a founding Member of “SYNENOSIS” of the Union of Greek Shipowners, a company offering social services, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Asia Minor Studies.

 He is married to Marina and they have two daughters and three grandchildren. They support social benevolent causes mainly in Greece, through their family foundations, Aigeas Non-Profit Civil Company and the Athanasios and Marina Martinos Foundation.

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