PRESS RELEASE Greek and Foreign Journalists Tour the Ancient Theatres of Epirus Cultural Route
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On Sunday, June 18, 2017, a personal tour of the archaeological site of Cassope was held with great success to honor the big sponsors of the crowd funding program of the ancient theater of Cassope. The guided tour, provided compensation for those who contributed to the program, with an amount of 1,000 Euros, or more. The tour was organized by the “DIAZOMA” Association, in collaboration with the Regional Unit of Preveza and the Preveza Ephorate of Antiquities.
The tour was preceded by a joint press conference on Saturday 17 June 2017 with Mr. Stratou Ioannou, Regional Governor of the Prefecture of Preveza, Stavros Benos, President of the “DIAZOMA” Association and Ioanna Sapountzi, Director of Corporate Governance & Corporate Social Responsibility of the National Bank of Greece and of all the Group, regarding the completion of the program. We would like to remind you that the “crowd funding” program for the ancient theater of Cassope was implemented by the “DIAZOMA” Association and the “act4greece” platform of the National Bank with the assistance of the Preveza Regional Unit, as well as the citizens and businesses of the region. Thanks to the power of many, the sum of 80,500 Euros, needed to commission the restoration studies of the ancient theater of Cassope, were gathered.
During the press conference the audience had the opportunity to meet the grand sponsors – donors who contributed to the “crowd funding” program of the ancient theater of Cassope: VIKOS SA 10,000 Euros, AEGEAS NPO 10,000 Euros, HELLENIC PETROLEUM 10,000 Euros, COOPERATIVE BANK OF EPIRUS 5.500 Euros, ELAIS UNILEVER HELLAS SA 5.000 Euros, ANDRIOPOULOU POLYTIMI 5.000 Euros, BODOSAKI FOUNDATION 2.536 Euros, TZAKRISTA ELENI MATERNITY SURGEON – GYNECOLOGIST 2.000 Euros, ELPEN SA 2,000 Euros, STUDENTS FROM THE ARSAKEIA SCHOOLS IOANNINA 1,000 Euros, AKTIA NIKOPOLIS FOUNDATION 1,000 Euros and LEOUSIS STAVROS – DESPOINA 1,000 Euros.
Those who attended the tour of the archaeological site of Cassope , were informed by the Director of Antiquities of Preveza, Mrs. Anthi Aggeli of the course of the studies of the ancient theater of Cassope by scholars, architects and engineers, Mrs. Julia Stamou and Mr. Leonidas Leontaris. Furthermore, it was announced that the restoration studies of the ancient theater of Cassope will be received directly by the Board of Directors of the “DIAZOMA” Association and promoted for legal approvals. Immediately after the approval of the studies, the road for the restoration of the theater will open, as through the program “Cultural Route in the Ancient Theaters of Epirus” the project “Reconstruction – Promotion of the Ancient Theater of Cassope (Phase I)” was already included in the Operational Program “Epirus”, with funding of € 1,000,000 Euros.