ΤHE INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS ASSOCIATION OF THE TEMPLE OF THE EPIKOURIOS APOLLO AT BASSAE

The International Friends Association of the Temple of Apollo Epikourios at Bassae is a non-profit Organization aiming at the international promotion, support, protection, preservation, maintenance of the monument and its surrounding environs.

The Association operates in co-operation with the Arcadia International Νetwork, the Parrhasian Cultural Heritage Park Association, the International Voluntary Society, and all its events take place under auspices of H.E. the Presisdent of the Hellenic Republic and in co-operation of the Hellenic Νational Committee for UNESCO.

Our initiative is supported by the members of our Honorary Committee, distinguished personalities from around the world, which contribute resources, expertise and good practices towards the achievement of our goals.

Our immediate targets include the operation of a Visitor and Information Centre in the archaeological site, as well as the creation of informative material and educational programs, in order to increase the numbers of visitors of the site. The relevant study is ready to be submitted for approval to the Central Archeological Council of the Ministry of Culture.

To that end a sponsorship campaign is under way, in order to ensure the necessary funds for the project through a series of fundraising events.

Highlight of the 2015-2016 events will be an International Scientific Symposium organized by the Ministry of Culture with the participation of distinguished archaeologist and conservators offering papers about the restorartion of the temple. It will coinsise with the 250th anniversary since 1765 the French architect and traveler Joachim Bocher identified the ruins in Bassae as the temple of Epikourios Apollo.

The “EPIKOURIA” will be designed as a permanent institution, with annual artistic and cultural events to be presented at the archaeological site of the temple in Bassae, presenting for the first time in Greece new creations by foreign and Greek artists, inspired by the myths and history of the monument and the region.

The Association aims also towards the creation of an International Research Centre in Andritsena, for scientific research and development projects in the field of archaeological conservation, offering hospitality and facilities in a renovated local traditional mansion.

 

HOW CAN I HELP:

ADOPTING OR FUNDING PART OF A FOLLOWING PROJECT:
• THE WHOLE ORPART OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CENTRE
• THE CREATION OF THE VISITOR CENTRE AT THE ARCAEOLOGICAL SITE IN BASSAE
• EDUCATION PROGRAMS
• PRINTED AND DIGITAL INFORMATION MATERIAL
OFFERING:
• MATERIALS FOR THE RENOVATION OF BUILDINGS
• MECHANICAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL EQUIPMENT
• KNOW-HOW FOR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
• VOLUNTARY WORK
• MATERIAL FOR THE COLLECTIONS OF INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CENTRE (books, movies, etc)
SUPPORTΙΝG THE ASSOCIATION:
• BECOME AN ASSOCIATE MEMBER (€ 100 p.a)
• BUY PUBLICATIONS AND ITEMS FROM THE MUSEUM SHOP
• WITH A DONATION TO OUR BANK ACCOUNT

BECOME A MEMBER

Τhe International Friends Association of the temple of Apollo Epikourios at Bassae is a non-profit organization with no State funding. Its operation depends on contributions by its members, friends and supporters towards the implementation of its projects.
For this reason we are pleased to invite new members who consider that the world cultural heritage serves as a promising bridge for peace and friendship between peoples.

The annual membership fee is € 100 and offers to the FRIENDS include:
• The NEWSLETTER by post or e-mail.
• Priority booking in all the events in Greece and other countries.
• Discount in prices of publications and souvenirs.
• Advance information of all calls for volunteer participation in projects and events
• Reserved seats for the events of the EPIKOURIA in Bassae and other events organized in other countries all over the world.


Honorary Committee

Τhe International Friends Association of the temple of Apollo Epikourios at Bassae is a non-profit organization with no State funding.

  • COSTIS AILIANOS

    COSTIS AILIANOS

    AMBASSADOR (Ret)

  • CHERIF EL-AYOUTY

    CHERIF EL-AYOUTY

    MASTER OF SCIENCE, AUTHOR, CONSUL, KNIGHT OF THE ORDER OF MERIT
  • DR GEORGE KAKAVAS

    DR GEORGE KAKAVAS

    ARCHAEOLOGIST, HISTORIAN OF ART,
    DIRECTOR, EPIGRAPHIC & NOMISMATIC MUSEUM, ATHENS
  • JACK LANG

    JACK LANG

    FORMER MINISTER OF CULTURE AND EDUCATION OF FRANCE
  • CHRISANTHY P. LEMOS

    CHRISANTHY P. LEMOS

    PRESIDENT of LIFE ACTION TRUST
  • PROFESSOR DIMITRIOS BAIRAKTARIS

    PROFESSOR DIMITRIOS BAIRAKTARIS

    CIVIL ENGINEER
    PRESIDENT of THE EPIKOURIOS APOLLO TEMPLE RESTORATION COMMITTEE
  • PROFESSOR NICHOLAS NEGROPONTE

    PROFESSOR NICHOLAS NEGROPONTE

    ARCHITECT
    FOUNDER & HON. PRESIDENT of MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MEDIA LAB
  • PROFESSOR JÖRG STEINER

    PROFESSOR JÖRG STEINER

    SECRETARY GENERAL of AUSTRIAN INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATION ALBERT SCHWEITZER
  • EKATERINI TZITZIKOSTA

    EKATERINI TZITZIKOSTA

    PRESIDENT of HELLENIC NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR UNESCO
  • MICHAEL FOTIADIS

    MICHAEL FOTIADIS

    ARCHITECT
  • TASOULA HADJITOFI

    TASOULA HADJITOFI

    FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF THE “WALK OF TRUTH” ORGANIZATION FOR THE PROTECTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE IN WAR ZONES
  • COSTIS AILIANOS
  • CHERIF EL-AYOUTY
  • DR GEORGE KAKAVAS
  • JACK LANG
  • CHRISANTHY P. LEMOS
  • PROFESSOR DIMITRIOS BAIRAKTARIS
  • PROFESSOR NICHOLAS NEGROPONTE
  • PROFESSOR JÖRG STEINER
  • EKATERINI TZITZIKOSTA
  • MICHAEL FOTIADIS
  • TASOULA HADJITOFI

Board of Directors

  • HANS HENDRIKX

    HANS HENDRIKX

    PRESIDENT
    HISTORIAN OF ART

  • FOTIS PAPATHANASIOU

    FOTIS PAPATHANASIOU

    VICE PRESIDENT
    General Manager at V & M THEOCHARAKI FOUNDATION .

  • ANGELOS DENDRINOS

    ANGELOS DENDRINOS

    SECRETARY GENERAL
    MUSEOLOGIST

  • ARISTIDIS MITILOGLITHS

    ARISTIDIS MITILOGLITHS

    HONORARY TRΕASURER
    HOTEL SERVICES CONSULTANT
  • LILA DE CHAVES

    LILA DE CHAVES

    COMMISSIONER - ETHNOLOGIST, HISTORIAN OF ART, SECRETARY GENERAL WORLD FEDERATION OF FRIENDS OF MUSEUMS, PRESIDENT HERITAGE & MUSEUMS
  • VALERY VASSILIKOS

    VALERY VASSILIKOS

    ASSISTANT SECRETARY
    GENERAL
  • VASSILIOS NIKOLOPOULOS

    VASSILIOS NIKOLOPOULOS

    ASSISTANT TREASURER
    JOURNALIST
  • DR. ALICK McCLEAN

    DR. ALICK McCLEAN

    SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR
    PROFESSOR OF ARCHITECTURE
  • NIΚOLAOS MORAITAKIS

    NIΚOLAOS MORAITAKIS

    LEGAL ADVISOR
    LAWYER ARCHAEOLOGIST
  • ANTONIOS GORTZIS

    ANTONIOS GORTZIS

    COMMUNICATION CONSULTANT
    MARKETING, MEDIA & COMMUNICATION
  • GEORGE DAVLAS

    GEORGE DAVLAS

    PUBLIC RELATIONS
    COMMUNICATIONS
  • HANS HENDRIKX
  • FOTIS PAPATHANASIOU
  • ANGELOS DENDRINOS
  • ARISTIDIS MITILOGLITHS
  • LILA DE CHAVES
  • VALERY VASSILIKOS
  • VASSILIOS NIKOLOPOULOS
  • DR. ALICK McCLEAN
  • NIΚOLAOS MORAITAKIS
  • ANTONIOS GORTZIS
  • GEORGE DAVLAS

Sponsors

Well known firms from Greece and abroad support our aims.

YPPO
Epigraphic & Numismatic Museum
Stratos Vassilikos - AIROTEL
Maramenos & Pateras
Davlas & partners
AJD
Troupis Winery
Planet Copy
Bazaar Car Rental
ERT
Kathimerini
Athinorama
Bregiannos Law Firm
World Wide Wheel
Archontiko Kaltezioti
Impressme
Oneteam s.a.
Epeikon

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