Educational tools

The educational tools have been designed and developed to meet the following requirements:

  • Be developed to reach their full potential in school education and in life long learning
  • Inform, attract and, simultaneously, train the visitors of each age
  • Contribute in the scientific organisation (via the collection, coding and documentation) the available information with regard to Tsakonia (history, environment, culture, economic activities)
  • Co-operate with the permanent exhibition of Fabbrica
  • Contribute in the appointment of the particular environmental and cultural identity of wider region of South-eastern Peloponnese, and at the same time contribute in the growth of region via the business dexterity and the innovation

Digital repository

The digital repository includes collections of digital material, which has organised according to collections that are exposed in Fabbrica. The collections, apart from a digital report offering to all users the possibility of searching and surfing, are educational tools, since the digital evidences will be used as educational resources.
The users are able to surf, seek and share their opinions with regard to the collections, and develop the digital evidences to online educational activities. The system has been developed in order to provide the possibility of safeguarding of digital content that has already digitised or will be digitised in the future, without worning out the digital content.
The digital repository of Fabbrica will have the for future linking with international digital repositories, as e.g. Europeana and academic digital repositories in all Europe, aiming at the distribution of culture and the history of Tsakonia via the Internet.





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.”