1. Poetry Prize by the Ministry of Culture and Science, Athens, 1976
2. Harry Kurnitz Literature Award, UCLA, 1979 and 1980
3. Best Book Award,Writers Association, Athens, 1985
4. Professor of the Year, Boston University, 1985
5. Award by the Academy of Athens for the establishment of the "Park for the Preservation of Flora and Fauna" on Crete, 2007
6. Awards by the Municipalities of Chania (2005) and Assini (2008) for his service to society and contributions to science and letters
7. American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow, 2008
8. Onassis Foundation USA, Senior Visiting Fellow, 2008.
9. Academic Alumni Professional Achievement Award, UCLA, 2013.