11th YPERIA 2013 will be held from May 8th to May 13th at the Aegialis Hotel.YPERIA is an International Meeting for culture and tourism which is successfully organized since 2003 by the Cultural Association of Tholaria Women in Aegiali – Amorgos island in cooperation with Aegialis Hotel & Spa.
Culture and Tourism are two meanings closely influenced by each other. The term “tourism” is used for a big variety of touristic activities and up until recently the Cycladic islands were mostly involved in “mass-tourism”, focusing on low-budget visitors, mainly interested in relaxing holidays and swimming and often limited to the picturesque image of Zorba the Greek, eating moussaka and dancing Sirtaki.
These last years alternative forms of tourism are put on such as ecological tourism, religious tourism, cultural tourism, tourism specialized in local gastronomy but also tourism for physiotherapeutic reasons.
We believe it is important to advertise Greek History and especially the Cycladic civilization often regarded as one of the most prominent and unique.
Our objective is to promote and advertise the cultural background and artistic interest of Amorgos and Cyclades to and through people who worship culturally-rich areas, who respect the environment and who will promote our islands abroad.
For this purpose, YPERIA committee plan every year a wide range of activities in cooperation with the archaeological services and cultural institutions.
All topics of the conventions are related to Sustainable Tourism, Preservation & Protection of Natural & Cultural Heritage.
Title of this year’s convention: POWERFUL CULTURAL & ENVIRONMENTAL EFFORTS IN GREECE & AMORGOS WITHIN THE EUROPEAN UNION
Sub Topics will be:
- SUSTCULT – Management of Cultural Heritage
- Amorgos & Environment – Paths & dry stones
- Early Christian and Byzantine monuments of Amorgos
- The Monastery of Hozoviotissa- The Candidate for inclusion in the list with the world monuments of UNESCO
- Alternative tourism
- 4ο Film Festival of Short Films on Amorgos, in cooperation with the Cinematographic Club of Amorgos
Distinguished people from Greece and around the world are invited, such as: journalists, photographers, producers, Political Representatives, Ambassadors, artists etc. There will be photography & painting exhibitions, workshops in Greek dancing & language, cooking, wine tasting and tours across the island.
Accommodation, food, transfers and tours on Amorgos as mentioned in the program are offered non-journalist participants at the special rate of 350 € per person.
For the boat tickets, Blue Star Ferries offers 30% discount when all guests of the meeting will book together (We gather the names).
Wednesday, May 8th – Departure from the port of Piraeus on “Blue Star” ferry at 17.30 to Aegiali port – Amorgos.
Monday, May 13th – Departure by “Blue Star” ferry from Katapola Port – Amorgos at 06.00, arriving at Piraeus at 15.00 hours.
For more details visit YPERIA Homepage or download PDF files here:
- YPERIA 2013 Full Program
- YPERIA 2013 Press Release
- YPERIA 2013 Invitation
- YPERIA 2013 Journalist entry form
- YPERIA 2013 Short Film Festival rules & entry form