I Sotiria Tis Psihis – Alkistis Protopsalti



Alkestis Protopsalti sings “I sotiria tis psihis”, a Greek song that translates to “The Salvation of The Soul”. Whether you listen to this type of Greek Music or not, you cannot help it but agree, that this song is probably one of the most tender and beautiful songs ever written.

When it seems that all stories are told, there is always one more, the one about the most important journey: I Sotitia Tis Psihis; and who can tell better a story of that journey than Lina Nikolakopoulou, whose lyrics weave into the so melancholic music of Kraounakis and the swinging voice of Alkestis Protopsalti.

“The Salvation of the soul” is an ultimate anthem to all our fears, hopes, loves and losses. To life itself. “Like a relaxation journey with a hidden wound” as the songs suggest. It tell us the great truth of life and love – that even “it doesn’t matter that so many kisses before they got old were taken by the wave”.

Rare are the moments where we can stop for a moment and recognize that some old, small pieces “casted a shadow” and “look like palaces”. This persuasive song will remind you, whenever you play it, that The Salvation of The Soul” is what matters the most at the end of the day.

The interesting detail about the song is that its title refers to a little boat; according to Lina Nikolakopoulou ” I Sotiria tis psihis” was a small boat for commuters in her homeland Methana, a little island outside Athens in the Saronic Gulf.

Music: Stamatis Kraounakis
Lyrics: Lina Nikolakopoulou
Performed by: Alkistis Protopsalti

I Sotiria Tis Psihis 

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