It is exciting to see more and more projects related to dry stone masonry in the Aegean being organised, giving us the chance to visit new places, meet new groups of people and join new initiatives, always with the common element of the love towards the land and its tradition.

During the first weekend of April 2024, we had the opportunity to participate in the Dry Stone School which was organised by the team of “Petra Tilos” on the beautiful island of Tilos in the Dodecanese. The project lasted 10 days in total and included dry stone restoration works, documentary screenings and lectures. According to the organisers, it was a celebration of getting together, learning and entertainment, the events of which were co-designed and co-realised through the weekly meetings, open to the public, which “Petra Tilos” held from January to March 2024.

The Mitato of Amorgos travelled to Tilos following the invitation of the organisers and presented the similar projects that have been completed on the island of Amorgos. Our team also attended the practical section of the school, on the path towards Mikro Chorio, during the last two days of the apprenticeship, where local masons helped the participants, younger and older, to restore the dry stone walls along the path.The beautiful weather and the blossoming spring nature embraced the project and enhanced the already warm ambience in the field, where we shared knowledge, treats and music.

We wish the newly founded team of “Petra Tilos” all the best for their beautiful work towards the preservation of the very special island of Tilos.

+ The documentary series created as part of the project is available here.

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Events and projects of autumn 2023

The autumn season of 2023 has been a period during which several events regarding the intangible heritage, the environment and sustainability have taken place in various parts of Greece. The Cyclades, experiencing unprecedented pressure and limited resources, have no doubt been in the centre of such developments. It was therefore unsurprising that several important events took place in the area, such as the Workshop on the Endangered Landscape of Sifnos Island...

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Cancellation of the 3rd Dry Stone Workshop “The Amorgian Craftsmanship”

The Mitato of Amorgos greatly regrets to announce the cancellation of the 3rd Dry Stone Workshop “The Amorgian Craftsmanship” which was due to be held on the island of Amorgos from 16 to 20 October 2023.
Unfortunately, despite our timely actions, we had to face a new situation from part of the local community at the last minute, and therefore any readjustment of the organization of the event was impossible...

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3rd Dry Stone Workshop "The Amorgian Craftsmanship" 16-20 October 2023

The Mitato of Amorgos is pleased to announce the 3rd Dry Stone Workshop “The Amorgian Craftsmanship”, taking place from 16 to 20 October 2023.
The project is the continuation of the 1st and 2nd Dry Stone Workshops “The Amorgian Craftsmanship” which were successfully realised in October 2021 and 2022 respectively, under the auspices of the Municipality of Amorgos and financed by the Ministry of Culture and Sports...

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Participation in conference dedicated to the rural monuments of Tinos island (22-23 April 2023)

It was with great pleasure that we accepted the invitation of the newly formed association “Ambassada” in Tinos and we travelled to the “handmade island”, as Cornelius Castoriades has called it, on 22 and 23 April 2023, on the occasion of the conference “Rural Monuments of Tinos: humble buildings, jewels of the landscape”. The association “Ambassada” aims at raising awareness among the residents and visitors of Tinos island towards ...

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Ending 2022 with the completion of "The History of Water"

In December 2022, a beautiful project undertaken by the Mitato of Amorgos, in collaboration with “Nissos Amorgos” – Association for the Environment and Culture, was completed. “The History of Water” involved the restoration of the water tank in the area “Chorio”, outside the village of Langada on Amorgos Island. The works gave the organisers the opportunity to address water management issues through ...

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The Mitato of Amorgos participates in the 4th islander's forum (PAROS ISLAND, 28-30/10/2022)

The Mitato of Amorgos participated in the 4th Islanders’ Forum which was successfully organised by the Cyclades Preservation Fund (CPF) on the island of Paros, from 28 to 30 October 2022.
The Forum was attended by 45 participants, representing 30 organisations from 17 islands, from the Cyclades and beyond.
The presentations realised during the first two days aimed at introducing the people and organisations ...

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