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Event in support of the ancient theatre of Cassope in Preveza

“One of the best moments of this amazing cultural itinerary” – this is how Mr. Stavros Benos, President of the Diazoma Association, described the ongoing crowdfunding campaign that aims to gather €80,000 to finance the study for the restoration of the Ancient Theatre of Cassope. In the frame of the campaign, a presentation of the respective crowdfunding action was held on Wednesday, October 19th in Preveza, in the presence of members of the public and various bodies and organizations.

Welcoming the guests at the event, the Deputy Governor of the Regional Unit of Preveza Mr. Stratos Ioannou encouraged the public to support the Cassope ancient theatre restoration campaign, even by offering a token amount to the crowdfunding action. He added:

“Today we turn to you, and everyone else in the area of Preveza, and ask for your support. We need to raise €80,000 in order to pay for the study which will then unlock NSRF funding of approximately €2.5 million for the restoration of the ancient theatre of Cassope. It is particularly important that this money be gathered from the people of the region, as it will show that the local community has embraced the action and has truly adopted this ancient theatre.”

At the same event, the founding inspiration and President of the Diazoma Association Mr. Stavros Benos spoke of the positive cooperation of Diazoma with the Regional authorities of Epirus: “In Epirus a project is unfolding that can be described as a global first. For here we are endeavouring to link the environment and the cultural heritage with the everyday, real life and the real economy… This is an extremely worthy cause, and today our efforts have substantial symbolic value: for we want everyone in the region of Epirus and beyond to feel that they were there at the inception of this great project. Yes, a project that brings together the primary sector, the tourist industry, start-ups, and young people. In other words, today is a day to be celebrated as it marks a great moment on this amazing journey. So, join the cause, and contribute in any way you can.”

On behalf of National Bank of Greece, Ms. Nelly Tzakou, General Manager of Retail Banking at NBG, also addressed the gathering: “This partnership is a great honor for us and we will make this journey with you, in the passionate hope that new life will be restored to the ancient theatre of Cassope”. Ms. Tzakou then presented the philosophy of the act4Greece crowdfunding program and explained the advantages of financing via crowdfunding, which also marks a first for the banking sector in Greece thanks to the initiative of NBG.

At the event, various significant donations were announced, including that of Epirus Bank totalling €5,500 and the Actia Nicopolis Foundation totalling €1,000.

The event for the #mykassopi crowdfunding action ended with a presentation of ancient Cassope by the Head of the Preveza-Arta 33rd Ephoreia for Antiquities Ms. Anthi Angeli, plus a presentation of the act4Greece crowdfunding platform by staff responsible for running the operation of the platform.


  • To read the announcement, please click here.