Ceremony for the Antouaniko Mansion

The Local Award Ceremony for the Antouaniko Mansion in Chios in Greece, winner of an EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2015 in the category Conservation, will take place on 10-12 September 2015.

Thursday, 10 September

12:00 – 13:00
Press conference at Antouaniko Mansion

13:00 – 14:30
Guided tour for the press by architect Katerina Manoliadi and professional guide Thomas Karamouslis

19:00 – 20:30

Public discussion on the Europa Nostra’s programme ‘ENtopia: Our Places in Europe’ at the Elementary School of Mesta Village.
Among the participants in the public discussion are:
Costa Carras, Vice-President of Europa Nostra;
Lydia Carra, Vice-President of Elliniki Etairia, Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage (ELLET);
Vassilis Ballas, Regional Councillor of North Aegean, Ecotourism entrepreneur;
Vaso Kanelopoulou, Member of Aegina Island Local Committee of ELLET and Representative of PELITI, a nonprofit organization for the preservation of traditional seeds; and
George Halatsis, teacher.
Under the coordination of Vassilis Agiannidis, President of Local Committee of ELLET in Chios.
Friday, 11 September

11:00 – 13:00 & 18:30 – 20:30
Guided tours for the public at Antouaniko Mansion by professional guide Thomas Karamouslis
Saturday, 12 September

12:00 -13:00
Arrival of the guests at Antouaniko Mansion

13:00 – 13:30
Local Award Ceremony by His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople and New Rome;
• Introduction by Costa Carras, Vice-President of Europa Nostra;
• Unveiling of the commemorative plaque;
• Short speech by Alexandra Mamaligka – Prokopiou, Antouaniko Mansion;
• Short speech by Manolis Vournous, Mayor of Chios and main architect of Antouaniko’s Mansion restoration programme;

13:45 – 16:30
Reception at Antouaniko’s pebbled yard
For further information about the award-winning project: