Informative Event for the Tyros Diving Park

The Commission “Initiative Diving Park of Tyros” organized an event entitled:

“Development Challenges for South Kynouria – Authorisation of the first diving park in the country at the gates”

The event was held on Thursday, 11 of February  at 18:30

in Fabbrica of Culture in Leonidio.


Greetings :

– Dimitrios Trifonopoulos, General Secretary of EOT

– Chalalambos Lysikatos, South Kynouria Mayor

– Representative of SETE

– Philip Petrides, CEO of AMBIO SA

– Theodoros Paraskevas, President of Fishermen of Tyros

– Evi Tatoulis, Initiative member of the Diving Park of Tyros

– Ioannis Triantafillou, Alderman of Tyros




    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.”