Nicolas Nicolaides

Athens, Greece

Nicolas Nicolaides is a Ph.D. student at the Turkish Studies Department, University of Athens. He received his M.A. in South East European Studies at UoA. His research interests lie in the area of ethnic minorities in Greece and Turkey. His professional career outside of academia includes writing and editing. His freelance writing has been published in major Greek dailies and Culinary Backstreets. He is also a founding member of Asty Team, an interdisciplinary platform tracing Athens’ urban topography.

Nicolas is co-founder and experience designer of Big Olive, a company offering cultural tours to Athens, Greece; featuring art, architecture, archaeology, history and fine food. Prior to joining Big Olive, Nicolas has been working for non-profit organizations, based either in Greece or Belgium.

Originally an Istanbulite, Nicolas has been transplanted to Greece as a child. He considers Athens one of his favorite places in the world but still has a critical case of wanderlust.

He can be contacted at nicolas(at)

  • Work
    • Big Olive
  • Education
    • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki