The European Commission and the Europa Nostra Pan-European Federation for Cultural Heritage awarded three Greek projects during its annual awards ceremony this year. The difficult task of preserving cultural heritage while at the same time giving it new life is being quietly achieved by people and organizations all around Greece.
Greece received three awards: for the Antouaniko Mansion on the island of Chios in the Conservation category, and for the restoration of Lasithi Plateau’s windmills with perforated sails on Crete and the Hermes: Hermoupolis Digital Heritage Management project on the island of Syros in the Research and Digitization category. The three projects were among a total of 28 winners from 263 applications submitted by individuals and organizations from 29 countries.
According to the Europa Nostra announcement, the judges appreciated “the high quality of the restoration work, which comprised the recovery of traditional building techniques and pre-industrial agricultural systems, the employment and enhancement of local craftsmanship, as well as the renewal of the original relationship between built and natural environment, reported the ekathimerini- internet news portal.