An international conference dedicated to the work of famous music composer Mikis Theodorakis in honor of his 80th birthday, kicked off on Friday in Hania, Crete.
Dozens of people attended the event, which opened at Hania Cultural Centre on Friday afternoon, including Athens Supraprefect Fofi Gennimata, Hania Prefect George Katsanevakis, the First Parliament Vice-President Sotiris Hatzigakis and the composer's daughter Margarita Theodoraki, among others.
The conference is dedicated not just to the composer's music but also to his political activities.
Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis expressed his best wishes to renowned composer Mikis Theodorakis on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
Karamanlis sent Theodorakis a photo album titled "Greece of Takis Tloupas", containing texts by Antonis Karkayiannis and George Hourmouziadis.
The dedication attached wrote "Dear Mikis, I wish you wholeheartedly best wishes and happy and creative years. With love and appreciation C. Karamanlis."
Source: Athens News Agency