Mania Karaitidi, head of Estia publishing house, dies at 86

The head of the Estia publishing house, Mania Karaitidi, has died at the age of 86 after succumbing to cancer.

Karaitidi had been in charge of Estia since 1972, when she took over the publishing house Constantinos Sarantopoulos. In 2000, she received the Order of Merit from the French Republic.

Karaitidi is due to be buried on Wednesday at the First Cemetery in Athens.