Kristi Stassinopoulou



Ημερολόγια On The Road - Το νέο βιβλίο της Κρίστης Στασινοπούλου από τις εκδόσεις Opportuna


ΗΜΕΡΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΟΝ ΤΗΕ ROAD (Released Friday October 20, 2023)

Diaries On the Road / Kristi Stasinopoulou

Ημερολόγια On the Road / Κρίστη Στασινοπούλου

OPPORtUNA Publications

Cover design-creative-editing: Kostantinos Katagas

on a photo by Reiner Witzel

General editor: Nikos Papachristopoulos

In my new book, titled Diaries On The Road, I narrate my experiences and impressions from the twenty-five years that, together with Stathis Kalyviotis and our band, we have been touring the world playing our music.

From the various international music festivals, the famous concert halls or the legendary, underground clubs of the big cities of Europe and America, to the cultural concerts in remote villages of exotic countries, difficulties on the road, funny road-stories, acquaintances with interesting musicians of all nationalities, cultural similarities and differences… I couldn’t help but note them almost daily in my notebooks while travelling in vans, planes and trains, in hotel rooms, waiting rooms, dressing rooms.

At the time of the pandemic I found the opportunity to clear up these texts, type and edit them and to scan my pencil sketches, forgotten between the pages. Written from my own point of view, having already traveled a long path in the music scene of my country, I found it interesting, pleasant, perhaps even useful, to share them.

Κρίστη Στασινοπούλου - Πύρινη μορφαία


A novel of magic, set in Athens in the early 90s.

Livanis editions

Κρίστη Στασινοπούλου - Επτά φορές στην Αμοργό


A book with seven mystery short stories set on the faraway Greek, Cycladic island

Kastaniotis editions

Read an English or a German translation of one of the book’s short stories.

Until the early 1990s, before the onset of global tourism, travellers arriving on the Cycladic island of Amorgos were either looking for a holiday away from the tourist trail or seeking a simpler, alternative way of life.

Some foreigners, like little Hans’ mother, had married a Greek and decided to follow him to his homeland. Others, such as the glamorous Greek-American singer Cassandra, were simply passing by the island, just another stop on a luxury cruise.

A police inspector from the mainland looking for terrorists, a British aristocrat on a sleek yacht, a young local woman who died of a broken heart and whose memory islanders ridiculed at their peril, a distraught Frenchman looking desperately for his missing wife.

All the characters in these seven short mystery stories by Kristi Stassinopoulou, set on Amorgos and inspired by her own sojourns on this island in the heart of the Aegean Sea, are touched in some way by the forces of nature emanating from its rocks and ravines, the winds that buffet its precipitous cliffs, and legends of sprites, mermaids and pirate galleons.

Above all, they tell of a time just before quad bikes, jet skis, cable TV, wifi and high-speed ferries brought the wider world into the Cyclades, almost, but not quite, changing them forever.