On 10 and 11 February, we had the chance to experience a beautiful weekend in the heart of the Cycladic winter, on the occasion of the 1nd Dry Stone Workshop on the island of Paros.The project was organised by Cultural Centre of Paros “Archilochos”.  along with the Cultural Association of Angeria , and it was a complete success.

On Saturday 10 February, in the fully occupied Cultural Centre of Angeria, speeches related to dry stone, its environment and projects towards its protection were presented.Specifically, Giannis Chatzopoulos presented the lecture “Dry Stone: past, present and future”,realising a short but very informing historical and technical passage through the craft of dry stone. In continuation, Giorgos Anousakis presented the lecture “Paths and caves on Paros Island”,offering an interesting perspective and relation between these two elements and the dry stone structures of the island. Finally, Semeli Drymoniti presented the main projects realised by the Mitato of Amorgos, the two Dry Stone Workshops “The Amorgian Craftsmanship” and “The History of Water”, thus connecting the Workshop on Paros with a more general framework of similar projects in the Cyclades. The lectures were followed by short talks by the local craftsmen. Closing the evening, the video from the 2nd Dry Stone Workshop “The Amorgian Craftsmanship” was presented, followed by snacks and treats offered.

On Sunday 11 February, the practical part of the Workshop was realised, with the restoration of dry stone walls in a part of a path outside the settlement of Alyki. Participation was impressive, with people of all ages taking part in the works. Older and younger craftsmen were also present, happily sharing their knowledge. The Walking Association of Paros later arrived at the spot too and the 1st Dry Stone Workshop on Paros closed with tasty treats and a feast with live traditional island music.

We share our best wishes with the organisers for the continuation of their project and we will be happy to collaborate in the next steps!



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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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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