Nikos studied Byzantine and Modern Greek Philology at the University of Athens and obtained a Masters degree in interdisciplinary approaches of History, Archeology and Social Anthropology at the University of Thessaly, Volos, where he is carrying out his PhD thesis on the narrative legends of the monasteries of Mount Athos. Since 2007 he is research collaborator of the Institute of Historical Research (initially collaborator of the former Institute of Byzantine Research) of the National Hellenic Research Foundation in Athens, Greece. He has worked on a number of research projects concerning the archives and libraries of Mount Athos and the monastery of Patmos, as well as the Project NARSES (Nature and Religion in South-East European Space). His main research interests focus on the study of the history of Mount Athos and Orthodox monasticism mainly through Byzantine and post-Byzantine archival sources, but focus also on the study of sources reflecting the development of collective memory and the formation of sacred space in Byzantine and post- Byzantine Orthodox monasticism. Furthemore, his interests also focus on the perceptions of Nature and Science in Orthodox Christianity, particulalry after the 14th century.