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Kastoria - "7 Most Endangered" - European heritage and financial experts made second visit .

19/11/2014

On 5-7 November, a delegation of heritage and financial experts from Europa Nostra and the Council of the Europe Development Bank (CEB) made a second visit to the historic neighbourhoods of Dolcho and Apozari in Kastoria, Greece, listed among ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ heritage sites in Europe in 2014. Building on the findings of first mission held on 4-5 October and on the additional technical material provided by the Municipality of Kastoria, this second visit represented an important step forward towards the revitalisation of these historic quarters. 

Kastoria in the sights of Europa Nostra and the Council of Europe Development Bank

The Kastoria neighborhoods of Dolzo and Apozari, listed among The 7 Most Endangered monuments and sites in Europe in 2014, were visited on 4th and 5th October by a team of heritage and financial experts from Europa Nostra, the Council of the Europe Development Bank and ELLINIKI ETAIRIA - Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage.

Paths of Culture in Sikinos: at Elytis’ chapel, reading his poems… 22-24/8/2014

09/08/2014


We have signposted 7 unique paths this year in Skinos, one of the most enchanting islands of the Cyclades. A three-day programme has been designed by ELLET and the Municipality of Sikinos, focusing on Panaghia Pantochara (All Joy) – the chapel built on the wish and vow of the Nobel Prize winning poet Odysseas Elytis – to aquaint visitors with the island in a new way.

A great celebration for Patmos!, 7/6/2014

Lights on Patmos, the island of the Apocalypse, was the result of the great celebration organised by ELLET and Europa Nostra, on Saturday, 7 June 2014 on the occasion of the completion of the 1st phase of the Paths of Culture and the Local Award Ceremony for the Conservation of the Patmos Windmills – Winner of an EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards). The celebration was concluded with a very special reception and musical intermezzo by the violinist Regi Papa. See here a short video of the celebration (video in greek).

Greek Coastline: positive new developments, 24 July 2014

24/07/2014

ELLINIKI ETAIRIA – Society for the Environment & Cultural Heritage expresses satisfaction at the written statement of the Environment, Energy and Climate Change Minister, Mr. Yiannis Maniatis, on the draft law promoted by the Finance Ministry on coastal areas, which seems to forecast positive new developments...

1st Conference "ENtopia: Our places in Europe", Chios, 28-30/03/2014

21/03/2014

ELLINIKI ETAIRIA – Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage is organizing Europa Nostra’s First International Conference on the subject of “ENtopia: Our places in Europa” on March 28th-30th, 2014, in Chios, Greece. The Conference represents the first international meeting of the new Europa Nostra programme “Entopia”, which addresses the issues and needs of small towns and villages with a population of under 15.000 residents.

Europa Nostra letter on the review of Greek Tourism Planning Scheme

22/07/2013

Denis de Kergorlay, Executive President of Europa Nostra, addressed the important issue of the review of the Greek Tourism Planning Scheme in his letter to the Minister of Environment, Energy & Climate Change Mr. I. Maniatis. See the letter here.

12 Environmental Organizations against the draft law of the Ministry of Tourism

22/07/2013

How sensible is it to cut off the hand that feeds you? Stupid? Illogical? That is exactly what the Ministry of Tourism is doing with the draft law "Simplification of procedures for the strengthening of tourist entrepreneurship, restructuring of the Greek National Tourism Organisation and other provisions", which is being discussed at the moment in Parliament: it destroys the natural environment over the whole of Greece which constitutes by common admission the country’s main tourist advantage.

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