The Cretan Association Of Greater Washington D.C. Nikos Kazantzakis Chapter previously named The Cretan Association of Washington D.C. was originally established under a corporate charter issued on February 28, 1938, by the Recorder of Deeds of the District of Columbia. After a period of inactivity, it was reestablished on January 14, 1965, and a new constitution was approved. This updated Constitution was adopted by the General Assembly of the Association on January, 1984.

    The purpose of the Cretan Association of Greater Washington D.C. - Nikos Kazantzakis Chapter is to cultivate and maintain the continuous interest in past and present  Cretan culture and traditions; to generate and promote Cretan culture; to develop local and national relationships with groups of similar and related purpose; to encourage mutual assistance among its members and to participate in philanthropic activities deemed worthy by its members.


Manos Coutoulakis


Maria Plevrakis

Vice President

Dr. Meropi Athanasiou


Dr. James Saklas



Tasso Christian

Danae Koulizakis

Mariana Kourkoulakos

Dr. Taky Mourtzanakis

Dr. Constantinos Petrovas

Constantine Rodousakis

Dr. Georgios Skoulakis

Dr. Constantine Stratakis


Ted Manousakis


Our Mission