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 the importance of dry stone rural buildings and other structures, the unique identity of the land, the landscape and eventually the touristic product. During the lectures that were realised in Moschoulios Scholi in Chora (town of Tinos), the above mentioned goals were presented and further issues were discussed regarding the protection of rural monuments, their reuse according to modern needs but also respect towards the land, the impact of other modern works, and of course the deep concern about the danger of irreversible damage to the unique character of the island due to touristic development.

The lectures examined various aspects of these topics, historical elements, examples of management, conservation and promotion of rural monuments, as well as the connection with other fields such as tourism and the legal frame.

The Mitato of Amorgos’ founding members Semeli Drymonitis and Maria Nomikou presented the lecture “The projects of the Mitato of Amorgos as means of promoting cultural heritage and their economic and social dimensions”.The three main projects that the Mitato of Amorgos has completed were presented, discussing the goals and results of each one, as well as general conclusions and plans for the future.

The program of the event also included a hiking tour in the area of Falatados, which was guided by professional mountain guide and member of “Ambassada”, Manthos Prelorentzos. Having a bright sunny day on our side, we had the chance to wander in the beautiful nature of Tinos, enjoy the peaceful landscape surrounded by creeks and oak trees, and to get to know the organisers and other participants.

We wholeheartedly thank the association “Ambassada” for honouring us with their invitation, the excellent organisation of the event and their love and devotion to their island.


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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.
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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”

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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

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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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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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