C. P. Cavafy collected and archived his work on a systematic basis, hence creating a unique literary and personal archive. The Cavafy Archive consists of manuscripts of poems, hand-compiled printed editions, prose literary works, articles, studies and notes by the poet. The digital collection invites you to discover all of the above, along with C. P. Cavafy’s personal archive rich in correspondence, texts, and photographs.

The Cavafy archive was acquired by the Onassis Foundation at the end of 2012. This acquisition safeguarded the archive’s continued presence in Greece, and prevented a potential fragmentation. The Onassis Foundation’s mission is to provide free and open access to researchers as well as the wider public, and to promote Cavafy’s work and the international character of his poetry. In November 2023, Onassis Foundation creates a permanent space for the Cavafy Archive, at Frynichou 16, in Plaka, open to researchers and to the public. For more information on the Cavafy Archive mission and events please visit the official page.