Demolition of the Expropriated Buildings on the Site of the Ancient Theatre of Acharnes Commences
THE WILDFLOWERS OF NORTHERN EVIA: PLANNING AND SUPPORTING THE FOREST FESTIVALS
THE WILDFLOWERS OF NORTHERN EVIA: MOVING PARTICIPATION IN THE COLLECTIVE EFFORT FOR THE REGION’S REGENERATION
DIAZOMA Association 15th General Assembly in Kalamata and the Archaeological Site of Ancient Messene Successfully Completed
The Great Petros Themelis and the Wonder of Ancient Messene
The program of the environmental and archaeological park of Asklepieion Epidaurus, which was presented in September 2016 during the General Assembly of the “DIAZOMA” Association in Epidaurus, was included in the Business Program TIESD (Transport Infrastructure, Environment and Sustainable Development 2014-2020) Of the Ministry of the Environment.
More specifically, the project “Promotion of the Greater Area of the Asklepieion of Epidaurus in the Archaeological and Environmental Park” was included in the action “Interventions for upgrading and modernization for the promotion of scientific – cultural -environmental parks” of the program “Interventions for the upgrading and modernization for the utilization of the public tourist Capital “.
The work of the archaeological and environmental park of Epidaurus aims at highlighting the authentic image of the monument complex of the Asklepieion of Epidaurus and offering visitors a unique experience: to know and experience what was and how the Asklepieion worked during Ancient times, as well as how the worship of the gods and elements of nature (location, climate, flora, fauna, water as basic healing factors) were combined with the development of medical science. The visitor, after the end of the program, will visit the sanctuary, like the ancients did, guided directly by the monuments, which mainly served the function of healing. Simultaneously, the emergence of the flora in the area will allow direct connection of the archaeological site with the natural environment. With funding of 985.000,00 Euros the following interventions will be carried out:
1. Creation of routes to the monuments of Asklepieion, Epidaurus and the reconstruction of the service areas.
2. Creation of a botanical garden and the promotion of the biodiversity of Asklepieion.
3. Restoration and re-opening of the ancient entrance of Asklepieion, Epidaurus.
Restoration of the access to the sanctuary of Apollonos Maleata, which connects the two temples of Epidaurus (Asklipiou and Apollonos).
The idea of the environmental and archaeological park of Asklepieion in Epidavros began as a vision from the Professor of Archeology, Vasilis Lamprinoudakis. The specific proposal which was prepared and implemented with the decisive contribution of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Argolidas was made through a Programming Agreement of the Ministry of Culture, the Municipality of Epidaurus and the Peloponnese Region. In order for the project to mature it is funded by a member of the “DIAZOMA” Association, INTERAMERICAN. The project has been named “Study of the formation and regeneration of trails in the natural environment of the Asklepieion of Epidaurus and its environment”, and is being developed by the University of Patras.
APIVITA, also a member of the “DIAZOMA” Association, contributed with the project “Garden study of endemic and healing plants in the NW of the sanctuary of the Asklepieion “. DROMOS LTD. also contributed to the project of “Final Road Design for the Road Connection of Asklepieion with the Sanctuary of Apollo Maleata”.