Members' Tours: Εν ξιφήρεις | Ξεναγήσεις αποκλειστικά για τα Μέλη του ΚΠΙΣΝ από την Εθνική Βιβλιοθήκη της Ελλάδος - Εικόνα

* The tour on 14/10 is postponed to 27/10, due to exceptional weather conditions.

The National Library of Greece is proud to present ‘Sword in Hand’, an exhibition of drawings by Thanassis Makris and offers four unique guided tours with exclusive guests*, exclusively for the SNFCC Members.

The exhibition, which is part of the anniversary events organized by the NLG to commemorate the 200 years since the beginning of the Greek Revolution, will feature 111 drawings by Makris. In his work, the painter depicts faces and figures of Greek warriors and revolutionaries made in pastel, in ink, and coloured pencils. Initially, influenced by the stories told in his hometown, Kalamata.

Makris pays extra attention to depicting the warriors' expressions, stature, and clothing. His aim is to give form to the typical Greek warrior who fought for the liberation of their country and stands in front of the viewers, expecting for their approval and recognition. In this context Makris creates a series of drawings to honour Theofilos by depicting him as a warrior of the Greek War of Independence.

Through his drawings, Makris succeeds in giving life to the nameless, apprising crowd.

Exhibition tour guides:

  • Thursday 21 October | Takis Mavrotas (Academic – Art’s critic, Director of the visual arts program at the B&M Theocharakis Foundation)
  • Wednesday 27 October  | Κonstantina Dakolia (Dr. History of Art), Thanasis Makris (Painter)
  • Thursday 4 November | Nikos Diamantis (Film Director)
  • Thursday 11November | Nikos Paisios (Member of the Benaki Museum Scientific team)


Time: 19.00

4th Floor Atrium NLG, SNFCC

Up to 18 participants
For adults

Free admission. Pre-registration is required


Duration: 14.09.2021 – 14.11.2021


The catalogue of the exhibition is published by the National Library of Greece. SNFCC Members enjoy 10% discount.


All members of the public entering and taking part in activities in indoor spaces will be required to show a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate or certificate of recovery. 

All official certificates will need to be accompanied by a valid identification document, for the purpose of identity verification, as required by law. 

The use of a mask and the observance of safety distances are compulsory throughout your stay at the SNFCC’s indoor and outdoors spaces, in accordance with National Public Health Organization protection measures.  

Due to public health protection measures, the specifics of the event and the number of participants are subject to change. 

See also

Wednesday 06/10, 18:30

Members' Meetup: Finding Balance| Looking for ways to establish calmness and balance, everyday


Tuesday 12/10, 18:00

Members' Events: Art Workshops | Motifs in Motion


Saturday 23/10, 11:00

Off Premises SNFCC Members:Towards the sea: A city walk exploring the neighborhood of SNFCC