Meet Sotiris Bekas

Name: Sotiris Bekas

Title: Video Program Manager 

Number of years at CEU: 1,5

Home city/town & country: Originally, I'm from Artopoula (a small village in Epirus, Greece), but I used to live in Athens for 20 years. 

What’s your favorite Hungarian food?

Halaszle, a traditional Hungarian soup of paprika-spiced broth and thick cuts of river fish.  

Whose works of art or design have had the greatest impression on you?

Marta Sebestyen’s singing and unique approach to art, Sofia Labropoulou’s personal and magnificent ways of expression with her kanun (so proud to be her husband, I admire her so much) and John Lennon’s point of view on peace and life. We owe him a lot. Ok, Emir Kusturica’s movies as well.

What’s your favorite language, whether you speak it or not?


What’s your favorite quote or idiom?  

Life is beautiful anyway…

What do you like to do best on Sundays?

Walking in places like forests or in Margaret’s island

Which is your favorite building, park, museum, or public spot in Budapest?

Wherever there is folk music played

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Gelo gummy candies 

What is your favorite or most visited website or blog?

Name one adventure you'd like to have:

Spend a whole winter in Transylvania