AMORGOS, the easternmost island of the Greek Cyclades is a stunner,
with whitewashed houses, trestled alleyways and fiery rust sunsets ...
Kevin Raub in New York Post, 2010

Yperia 2011 Program

YPERIA - 9th Int. Meeting of Culture and Tourism

From 27 of April to 2 of May 2011 the 9th International Meeting of Culture and Tourism, YPERIA 2011 will take place at the at Aegialis Hotel & Spa in Aegiali. The convention is organized for the 9th continuous year by the Women’s Cultural Association of  Tholaria in cooperation with Aegialis Hotel & Spa.

Amorgos Island Magazine will present their geocaching concept on the conference.


Thursday, 28th of April 2011

  • 8.00-9.00 Breakfast in Aegialis Hotel & Spa
  • 9.00-9.30 Welcome of delegates- by Mrs. Irene Giannakopoulos, President of Cultural Association and hostess of Aegialis hotel.
  • 9.45 Departure to visit the 1000 years old Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa, theCapital Chora and the Archaeological Museum of the island.
  • 14.00 Return for lunch, compliments of Restaurant “Lakki” on the beach of Aegiali.
  • Return to the Hotel
  • 16.00-18.00 Film projections.
  • 18.00-18.30 Coffee break
  • 18.30 Assembly-Introductions.
  • 19.30 Welcome by the Mayor Mr Nikitas Roussos.
  • 19.45 Anna Lindh Foundation: Culture and Peace in the Mediterranean by Dr. Diamanti Filio-Assistant Coordinator of the Hellenic National Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation, Expert, Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI), Slovenia, Associate Lecturer,Hellenic Open University
  • 20.00 Strategies in the Aegean by Mr. Talianis Dimitris, photographer.
    • 100 years Odysseus Elytis
    • Rust and Salt
    • Seferis poetry
  • 20.40 Openings of the painting exhibitions of the English painter Mrs. Judy Attwood
  • 20.50 Welcome dinner at “Ambrosia Restaurant” at Aegialis Hotel & Spa

Friday, 29th of April 2011

  • 8.00-9.00 Breakfast in Aegialis Hotel & Spa
  • 9.15 Departure by coach to the village Lagada. Walking to the church of Our LadyPanochoriani to watch the procession of the Holy icon of Chozoviotissa. Acquaintancewith the fragrant herbs of Amorgos. Return to Lagada. Visit to a distillery of essential oilsfrom Amorgos herbs.
    • Visit to an Amorgian house.
    • Tour of the village to meet with the Amorgian architecture.
  • 12.30 Lunch in the main square of Lagada. Traditional tastes of Amorgos prepared by local restaurants. Traditional dances by local folklore group.
  • Return to the Hotel.
  • 16.00-18.00 Film projections
  • 18.00-18.30 Coffee break
  • 18.30 Energy fields of Amorgos.
  • 18.45 The Agricultural heritage of Amorgos-Actions of registration of Sustainable Aegean of the Greek Environmental & Cultural Company, by Mrs. Katerina Kanakarι, environmentalist.
  • 19.15 Amorgian Herbs.
  • 19.45 Sustainable Tourism, by Alison Womack PR Manager of YPERIA 2011
  • 20.00 Human-Environment-Technology, by Mrs Magda Roussi, ex-researcher –director of Fine Art Group of University of Piraeus.
  • 20.30 Amorgian Cuisine – Mediterranean Flavors
  • 21.00 Dinner in the Bay, courtesy of the Tavern “Chondros”

Saturday, 30th of April 2011

  • 8.00-9.00 Breakfast in Aegialis Hotel & Spa
  • 9.15 Departure to Tholaria Village. Visit to the Church of the village, and the Church Museum. Where now Tholaria village is, used to be the ancient Aegiali. Speech in the church yard about the ancient Aegiali – Tour of the village.
  • Introduction to the traditional local dances.
  • Transfer to Ag. Pavlos beach by coach and passing across with small boats to the small island of Nikouria, where in the ancient years was the mint of Aegiali.
  • Speech about the ancient coins of Amorgos. Narrating of pirate’s legends, by Mr.Antonis Vlavianos, architect-journalist.
  • Ouzo in the church yard of Virgin Mary in Nikouria.
  • 14.00-Lunch in Ormos at “Kostaras” tavern.
  • Return to the Hotel.
  • 16.00-18.00 Film projections
  • 18.00-18.30 Coffee Break
  • 18.30 Amorgian tunics by the archaeologist Mr. Giorgos Gavalas.
  • 19.00 Amorgos tales over the centuries by Mrs. Maria Gratsia.
  • 19.20 Movies which influence the Greek Tourism, by Mrs Argiro Mesimeri, president of the Studio Paralele Circuit.
  • 20.00 Greek Cinema by Mr. Manolis Dandes, director of ET3.
  • 20.30 “Geocaching” Presentation and demonstration from Mr. Erwin Werdenigg
  • 21.00 Dinner in “Panorama”, traditional tavern in Tholaria, which uses organic products and local meat.

Sunday, 1st of May 2011

  • 8.00-9.30 Breakfast in Aegialis Hotel & Spa
  • 9.45 Departure by bus to the village of Potamos. Visit to the Church of Ascension, towatch the departure of the icon of the Virgin Chozoviotissa, to return to the monastery on foot on the old path Aegiali – Chora. If someone wants to follow, this is a 4 hourswalk.
  • 11.00 Visit to Asfodilitis, where the stone walls are nominated as UNESCO monument.
    • Presentation of the book “Asfodilitis”, by Mr.Ilias Provopoulos, writer-journalist.
    • Flower collection to make wreaths to welcome May the month of flowers.
    • A small boat tour at Aegialis port.
  • 14.00 Lunch in the bay, compliments of the Restaurant “To Limani” of Mrs. Katina.
  • Return to the Hotel.
  • 16.00-18.00 Film projections
  • 18.00-18.30 Coffee Break
  • 18.30 Wine tasting and demonstrations of local cooking.
  • 19.30 Jury of Film Festival for the results and awards. Projection of best films.
    • Distribution of Diplomas – Evidence of participation.
    • Cocktail party on the terrace of Aegialis Hotel & Spa.
    • Farewell Dinner – Greek night with from violin & lute live music.

Monday, 2nd of May 2011

  • 4.00am Breakfast
  • 4.45 Departure and transfer to Katapola Port for return trip to Athens.


*In the free time between meetings, every one can enjoy the sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, the gym and the services of “Lalon Idor” Spa free of charge.
*Do not forget your swimwear, so you can use the Spa or the sea.
For all facials, hair and body treatments you are offered a special discount of 15%.

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