Six culture projects slated for the Peloponnese region, including the Kalamata Dance Festival and dozens of restoration actions have received the go-ahead after Culture Minister Lina Mendoni and Peloponnese Regional Governor Panagiotis Nikas signed relevant development contracts.
In Tripoli for a working meeting with Nikas, Mendoni referred to the importance of the agreements, which she said will contribute not only to the development of culture in the region but also to local communities.
More specifically, the following projects have been allocated funds and are in the pipeline: 270,000 euros for studies and restoration projects at various sites in Nafplio, including the Church of Agios Georgios and the adjacent Venetian building; 180,000 euros for the maintenance and restoration of the Church of Panagia Krissa Finiki in Monemvasia; 120,000 euros for restoration works on the Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi (aka Roitsa Monastery) in Eastern Mani; 30,000 euros for excavation activities at a Roman-era villa in Katounistra, Loutraki; and 1,890,000 euros over the next three years to the International Dance Center of Kalamata and the Kalamata Dance Festival.
The ministry also announced that it would be modifying the contract for the study of the new Archaeological Museum of Sparta and added that it would be allocating funds from the country’s recovery tool to restoration activities at other archaeological sites in the Peloponnese, including the Tomb of Agamemnon in Mycenae, the Mycenaean road network in the Argolid, the vaulted tombs of Messenia, the archaeological site of Peristeria in Kyparissia, the castles of Methoni and Koroni, and the seaside town of Astros in Kynouria.
“In excellent cooperation with regional authorities, we join forces for the sustainable development of the Peloponnese,” said Mendoni.