“Adopt Your Heritage”                                                      Project Newsletter                             ...
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  1. 1. “Adopt Your Heritage” Project Newsletter Project financed by the European Commission www.adyourhe.com Increasing awareness and encouraging active participation in understanding different cultures.3rd Project Meeting – 25.-28. June 2010 – Milos Island GreeceThe third project meeting was held on the Greek Island Milos/Cyclades in Greeceand was organized by the Partner Institution Milos Educational Women’sCollaboration for Activities in Tourism, an organisation carrying out EU fundedprojects since it’s outset in 1991.The meeting facilities were housed in the George Eliopoulos Conference Center, aformer Kaolin Processing Plant, nowadays catering International Meetings andConferences.The 17 participants from the countries Lithuania, Turkey, Romania and Greece helda successful meeting, despite the fact, that Strikes in Greece were an obstacle totravelling in this mobility, and the partners from Lithuania arrived with a 12 hoursdelay after travelling more than 30 hours at 10.00 in the morning at the Milosharbour, from where they were directly transferred to the Meeting Facilities-withoutsleep-!Others were subject to a bomb threatening on their ferryboat causing a some hourdelay.
  2. 2. But finally the partners gathered at the George Eliopoulos Conference Center andpresented their choices of 3 to 5 Cultural Heritages, which each organisation hadchosen for each participating country to be included in the booklet.Strategies were developed for encouraging civil involvement in cultural events andeducation suitable for each region’s structure.Finally the Cultural Program could be commenced with sightseeing tours,introduction of Milos history going back to ancient and prehistoric times and theinteresting geological and mining history of this volcanic island.The lovely Milos landscape and architecture, stunning views and the rich culturalprogram could compensate for the trouble whilst travelling.The group visited the four cultural heritage sites, which Mewcat had chosen asvaluable sites for the educational program- three of them are of great historic value and known all over the world, the famous Venus of Milos, the Christian Catacombs and the Ancient Theatre.The fourth cultural heritage site was Sarakiniko, a lunar landscape created fromwhite Lava ash, shaped by wind and sea, which served as hiding place for pirateships in the middle age.A stroll in the evening in the picturesque villages on top of the hill, Plaka and Tripiti,with fantastic views over the Aegean sea led to a visit of traditional small tavernas ,wher the guests could taste many local traditional dishes and listen to traditionalmusic.Stella’s Bakalavas sweets received big applause, even from the Guests from Turkeyand Leonidas, the Tour Guide was popular for leaving the group “free” on top of thefamous Papafranga Cave near the ancient town Fylakopi to look for some pieces oforiginal obsidian, the famous rock, serving for the production of ancient tools.