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Dozens of Peloponnese Monuments & Sites Proposed for EU Funding

Palace complex, Mystras.

Palace complex, Mystras. Photo © GTP

A number of the Peloponnese Region’s landmark sites are scheduled to undergo restoration or renovation works after their inclusion in the coming months in the EU’s 2014-2020 NSRF funding program for culture, local authorities announced.

Culture Minister Lina Mendoni met with Peloponnese Regional Governor Panagiotis Nikas and the deputy governors of the Peloponnese’s five regional units and agreed on a list of sites to be funded through the NSRF.

“Culture is a development tool for the economy,” said Mendoni, adding that the aim is to restore, showcase, promote and open up the region’s exceptional monuments.

Photo © Greek Culture Ministry

Photo © Greek Culture Ministry

“These are projects that must proceed with studies first so as to have time to include them in the next six months, securing their implementation under the current program’s timeframe,” said Mendoni.

Projects selected for inclusion in the NSRF program are:

in the Argolida regional unit: the Byzantine Museum; the Palace at Mycenae; the creation of an archaeological theme park in Lerna, Argos; the Agios Nikolaos (Nafplio) and Panagia Portokalousa (Argos) churches.

The acropolis site of Mycenae. Photo © Anastasios71 / Shutterstock

in the Arcadia regional unit: the Antonopoulos mansion in Dimitsana; the Ancient Theater of Megalopolis; the Taxiarchis Mihail Monastery, Kynouria; the Karytaina Castle; the Caltezon Monastery; the Agios Nikolaos Monastery in Valtesiniko; the Kynouria culture route.

in the Corinthia regional unit: Diolkos and the Kechreon port; Agios Georgios Church, Zacholi; Corinth Hexamilion wall; Byzantine church of Agios Nikolaos in Halki Velou-Vochas.

Castle of Koroni. Photo © Nick K. / Shutterstock

Castle of Koroni. Photo © Nick K. / Shutterstock

in the Laconia regional unit: Mystra; ancient theater of Sparta; archaeological site of Amyklaion and culture route.

in the Messinia regional unit: Castle of Kyparissia; Sfaktiria fortress; Christian Museum in Kalamata; Koroni Castle; Chora Museum of Chora; Mavrzoumena Bridge; Church of Panagitsa, Anthia; Ellinika Monastery, Anthia; Agia Kyriaki Church, Pidima.

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  1. John Lewis Reply

    It would be great if the castle at Methoni could be included too. But if that’s not possible, it’s so good to see that the beautiful Koroni Castle will be getting financial help from the EU.

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