An initiative of the Captain Vassilis and Carmen Konstantakopoulos Foundation and TEMES SA, with the Peloponnese Region and Municipalities of the region as strategic partners.
Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the beginning of the Greek Revolution, the Captain Vassilis and Carmen Konstantakopoulos Foundation and TEMES SA developed the MORIAS ‘21 programme, an initiative that invites Greeks everywhere to meet this year in the Peloponnese, to relive the history of the place where the Struggle for Independence was established, through thematic journeys and experiential or interactive experiences. The scientific documentation of the programme has been undertaken by the University of Peloponnese, with the coordination of Professor Nikolaos Zacharias and the supervision in matters of documentation bh the emeritus Professor Thanos Veremis and Professor Thanasis Christos.
With a central message “I’m in Morias too!”, the programme reveals the organic relationship of the place with the Revolution of 1821, through thematic trips to emblematic cities, villages and castles, tower houses and tambourines, historic monasteries and captives of fighters, areas of critical battles and political decisions in East and West Mani, Kalamata, Corinth, Monemvasia, Nafplio, Pylos and Tripoli, areas selected based on research by the University of Peloponnese. to the visitor of the Peloponnese The Memoirs of Theodoros Kolokotronis and other written sources historically frame these journeys, which will last three, five or seven days. Parallel actions will also be implemented in the Municipalities of Messina, Oichalia and Trifylia.
Making memory and destination an experience, the exciting journey will be complemented by a series of activities focusing on History, Art, Gastronomy and Nature. Specifically:
• History: With the use of high technology and modern audiovisual media, paintings by Greek and foreign artists donated by the Benaki Museum, the National History Museum and the Folklore Museum of Kalamata, will be brought to life digitally in selected cities of the Peloponnese, in combination with events by their protagonists. Also, in collaboration with the George and Victoria Karelia Foundation and the Lyceum of Greek Women of Kalamata, there will be a presentation of traditional local costumes of the Peloponnese and the Saronic Gulf.
• Art: Young artists intervene in the urban environment of selected cities of the Peloponnese, creating contemporary murals (Graffiti) on the theme of the Revolution and its Heroes. The program is implemented by the 13th Laboratory of the School of Fine Arts under the supervision of the President of the Department of Fine Arts, Dr. Eratos Hadjisavva, who is responsible for the historical documentation and the artistic supervision of the illustration.
• Gastronomy: The eating habits of the Fighters of 1821 give rise to a special gastronomic journey in history, in collaboration with the Chambers of the Peloponnese. Inspired by the flavors of the time, with the signature of the favorite chef Lefteris Lazaros and based on the study of the University, the menu, dedicated to 1821, will be served in restaurants in the Peloponnese. The programme also invites all the emblematic restaurants of the country, to be inspired and to include in their menu, dishes inspired by the Revolution, according to their own creative approach.
• Nature: Thirty centuries-old trees of the Peloponnese narrate important moments of the Struggle and acquire special significance. In this way, they become living witnesses of the events of that time.
MORIAS ‘21 will develop dynamic collaborations that will highlight the historical significance of the Peloponnese and its key role in relation to the Revolution of 1821, which will be announced soon. Already, the programme has the support of Lamda Development and the attica department stores, in the framework of which important actions will be implemented.
Regarding the programme, the President of the Captain Vassilis and Carmen Konstantakopoulos Foundation and TEMES SA, Mr. Achilleas V. Konstantakopoulos, stated: “It is the duty and responsibility of all those who have the vision and means to participate in this national effort and to ensure that our History is not only not forgotten but is the strongest lesson to build a better future for future generations. Despite the difficult health and economic conditions we are all experiencing due to the pandemic, we decided to proceed with the Moria ’21 program, contributing to the celebration of the 200 years since the beginning of the Revolution. The stories, experiences and routes we create, we hope will be a strong call to Greeks from every corner of our country and the planet, to come to the Peloponnese, to become part of history and pass it on to future generations with respect and pride, as a basis for the wisdom we need for the future. ”
The innovative MORIAS ’21 program of the Captain Vassilis and Carmen Konstantakopoulos Foundation and TEMES SA, is under the auspices of the Committee “Greece 2021” and is implemented with strategic partners the Peloponnese Region and the Municipalities of East Mani, West Mana, West Mana Corinth, Monemvasia, Nafplio, Pylos-Nestoros, Tripoli, as well as with the Municipalities of Messina, Oichalia, Trifylia, in collaboration with the “Initiative 1821-2021”.
Discover Greek Culture A.E is a cultural tourism company and has undertaken the coordination and management of the project. The object of the company is the design and implementation of personalized cultural experiences and trips for inbound tourism and for companies.
The materials of the program will be available soon, on a specially designed website.
For more information:
Sofia Antoniadou, CEO / Co-Founder Discover Greek Culture, Email: email@example.com, Tel .: 6974146461
Chrysostomos Agapitos, Account Manager V + O Communication, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel .: 6932580089