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 – 9th Int. Meeting of Culture and Tourism

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.

The main topic of this year’s Convention will be Amorgos – Culture crossroad, including:

  • Ancient Amorgian coins – Amorgian tunics
  • Taste Amorgos – Traditional products of the island
  • Fairy tales of Amorgos during the last centuries
  • Amorgian Herbs
  • Energy Fields of Amorgos
  • Environment – Sustainable Tourism

Also the 2nd Amorgos Festival of Short Tourist Films will take place during YPERIA 2011.

Distinguished people from Greece and countries from around the world are invited for the occasion, mainly journalists interested in Tourism and Travelling, but also local authorities, Political Representatives, Scientists, people from the Theatre and Arts. There will be the opportunity to develop contacts to promote the development of sustainable tourism.

Views will be exchanged and there will be an introduction to the History and Culture of Amorgos. There will also be photograph & painting exhibitions, workshops in Greek language and dancing, cooking, wine tasting and evenings of Traditional local Food and Music.

More information and registration: and see the attactive program
or call to +30 22850 73393
Read a review of Yperia 2010

Conference venue: Aegialis Hotel & Spa


Access to Amorgos island for the Event: By Blue Star Ferries at 17.30, April.27th, from Piraeus Port. Arrival to Aegiali Port – Amorgos.
Departure at 6:00 on May the 2nd – Arrival to Athens at 15.00.


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  1. Erwin, I’m glad you posted this and that Yperia will occur this year despite the recession. I’m a realist, I guess. I know that “sustainable tourism” is not the same as eco-tourism, and it’s certainly possible for an undertaking classed as “sustainably touristic” to have a negative ecological impact. From what I’ve seen in the past, the main thrust of Yperia is to showcase what Amorgos has to offer right now, encouraging those with connections off-island to spread the word. As a result, individuals and groups who might never have learned about this wonderful place may in fact spend their vacations here. If some of them then hatch schemes that would injure the environment or impact local culture, I believe the Amorgians have the ability and common sense to deal with it.

  2. erwin February 7, 2011

    I’m sure a conference like Yperia supports a process of sensitization for responsible acting both touching suppliers and guests and enhance awareness for future issues. In my opinion background of the keywords “sustainable/responsible/eco tourism” is a quite complex change process focusing on cultural, emotional and economic factors – again both of guests an suppliers. so, i think it has to be done with respect to all players, passion – permanent and careful – not dogmatic.
    Meeting people who look after the questions of culture, creativity, innovation and future will always be touching and widen the view into the future.

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