Marios Vaïanos (1905?-1975) spent his childhood on the island of Chios (Greece) but graduated from secondary school in Piraeus. He was an intellectual and a journalist and, during his youth, he composed poems which he published in various journals. He was also the publisher of journals, including Nea Techni, the first ever journal to publish a special issue dedicated to Cavafy and his work. After the war he founded the “Intellectual Collaboration Agency”, a sui generis literary salon which attracted authors, scholars and artists. The Agency organised an exhibition of Cavafy’s memorabilia in 1964.