“The Journey of Life” refers to the family history of the author’s father, through the very history of each place. All events that have happened through the centuries are real, proved by documents and archives found, which were researched in different places.
Our journey begins in Krieza, on Evia Island, in 1606, and from there takes us to Hydra, Mykonos, Syros, Andros, Russia, returns to Piraeus, to the pre-war Athens of 1939 and reaches the 21st century and up to July 2019, following the roots and the course of the family.
Unraveling the biography and family trees of the ancestors, it focuses on the peculiarities of each era, that were analogous to the events of the times mentioned.
Haroula Kriezi was born November 1956 in Athens, where she grew up. She graduated from the Moraitis School in 1974 and from the Vakalo School in 1977, where she studied interior design. She married Nikos Sviriadis, a business hotelier, in 1979, with whom she had two children.
She was at the side of her husband in the hotel business until 2003, the year that Nikos died. She continued to work in hotels until the end of 2008.
She was a volunteer at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, with an active role at the opening and closing ceremonies.
From 2004 to 2006 she was the General Secretary of the Board of Directors of the SASM (Moraitis School Alumni Association).
From 2006 to 2008 she was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the SASM. As President, she was the publisher of the journal “Syndetiras” (Paper Clip).
From 2005 to 2009 she was the General Secretary of the Board of Directors of the NOA (Andros Yacht Club), being responsible for the editing of the “Album for the 50 years of the Andros Yacht Club” in 2007.
Today, having two grandchildren to continue her family, she divides her time between Athens, Andros and Arahova.
“The Journey of Life” was her first writing experience in 2012 and had a distinction in “Kriezotia 2014” by the “Filomousos Organization of Karystia” of the Municipality of Kymis-Aliveri in 2014.
Her first book was followed in 2017 by her second book “The Haven of Life” and in 2019 by the “The Journey of life”, in an English edition translated by the same. All of her books were published by Ocelotos publishing.