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Fabbrica of Culture
Leonidio, Arcadia, GR 22300
Tel.: 2757022734




In the exhibition area of  Fabrica of Culture, has installed environmental interpretation report with integrated thematic approach of the region, through a dynamic and interactive presentation style, in order to:

  • promote and enhance of agricultural production (primary sector) and seaborne trade (tertiary sector) and the relationship between them in the Eastern Peloponnese
  • provide information about the economic and social life of the region of Tsakonia during the 19th and 20th century,
  • emergence of specific cultural identity of the wider area of ​​Tsakonia and Kynouria
  • strengthening of the tourism product of the region.

The exhibition is divided into three sections.

Α’ Chapter: From the “garden of Dionysus” to the garden of “Leonidio”

  • Gods and myths of Kynouria: The Garden of Dionysus and the cave of Ino.
  • Since ancient Kynourians to Herod Atticus: The ancient settlements of Kynouria and the ancient port of Prasies.
  • The Tsakonia in the Middle Ages: “Tzekones” and “Kastrofylakas”, the “rebel” Tsakonians.
  • Architectural masterpieces: Architecture and Nature: a harmonious dialogue, to the traces of monastic life, lofty towers, hewing the stone.
  • “Tsakonia … the specifics of isolation”, “Kaur ekokiate” – The region, The Tsakonian language, Rare artefacts – Tsakonian traditional costume and Tsakonian weaving, The Tsakonikes dance.

Β’ Chapter: From the garden of “Leonidio” to the Protected Designation of Origin

Agriculture and development of crops of olives and vines, vegetables and eggplant, rural construction and facilities.

  • “From the garden of” Lenidi “: Ottoman – Frankish,” The gifts of the earth “- Vegetables, Eggplant with Denomination of Origin, Agricultural structures and facilities.
  • Landowners, gardeners: Social Structures, Social and economic classes.
  • “Return”: Emigration and internal migration. “Other … neighborhoods” of Tsakones.
  • Entrepreneurship and seaborne trade: Traders and owners of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, The “Capital” of Tsakonia, Roots of sea at the harbor of Plaka.
  • The end of isolation, ‘The Steam-powered rollers, From past to present

Γ’ Chapter: Remembering the past and staring the future

  • Wealth of Nature: Discover breathtaking landscapes.
  • Traditional and modern forms of culture.
  • Nutritional values with unforgettable pleasures: Testing the products of the earth, “One kitchen, thousand flavors.”