2nd Grecoacte, Mediterranean - Innovative Bridges "Five Countries +1"

Content of the event

Connecting and presenting culture and tourism on the common ground of art

2nd GRecoACTE: Mediterranean - Innovative Bridges "Five Countries +1" .Art and Cultural Tourism Event

FRANCE  ECOTOURISM

The innovation of tradition
The drystone buildings and castles from the Occitanie region of South France and the drakospita of South Evia will be presented at VivArte Gallery through an exhibition of photographs and drawings.

The Association Sens Espace Europe (ASEE) from Montpellier and the Cultural Center Deskouris from Karystos, in cooperation with native builders, will materialize constructions by utilizing the art of drystone.

2nd GRecoACTE: Mediterranean - Innovative Bridges "Five Countries +1" .Art and Cultural Tourism Event

SPAIN: TOURISM OF CUSTOMS

Ether communication
An innovative artistic action based on the rare idiom of communicating through whistling. The "Yo Silbo" group (Las islas Canarias) and the "Apantachou Antiots" will perform the poetry of Crystalis and Lorca respectively, filling the Mediterranean with whistles. The soprano Anthi Kotsoni, the Spanish guitarist Alejandro de Chacón and the performer Sandra Pons Carreras will interpret the idiom using sounds and colors respectively.Dancing groups will take part in this event.
2nd GRecoACTE: Mediterranean - Innovative Bridges "Five Countries +1" .Art and Cultural Tourism Event

ALGERIA

GASTRONOMIC TOURISM

Τastes of hospitality

The nomads’ lamb, a symbol of Algerian hospitality, meets the "kokkini" of South Evia (native species of the mountain villages of  high nutritional value). A gastronomic partnership between Algeria and Greece filled with feelings and flavors of the countryside. An epic symposium aiming at the meeting and strengthening of the tourist relations between the two countries, which will be supported by the Association of Dipnosofistes of Styra and the Embassy of Algeria. It will take place in an open space overlooking the Aegean sea and will be accompanied by a photo exhibition of Greek and Algerian photographers.

2nd GRecoACTE: Mediterranean - Innovative Bridges "Five Countries +1" .Art and Cultural Tourism Event

ITALY

ECOLOGICAL TOURISM

Traditional Seeds and Sowing
The horse, the bridle and the fiber, elements of the pre-industrial ecological cultivation, which can still be encountered in Evia's vineyards, become the symbols of an artistic movement of land art. The Karystian equestrian club "The Fillips" will represent in the art garden the traditional plowing, sowing and the harvest, depicting at the same time an art engraving in the landscape. There will also be a seed exchange programme from the alternative groups of Navdanya (Italy) and Peliti (Skouderi and Aliveri). At the same time, the Aliveri Solidarity Group will culturally support the event.
2nd GRecoACTE: Mediterranean - Innovative Bridges "Five Countries +1" .Art and Cultural Tourism Event

CYPRUS

WINE TOURISM

The path of Bacchus
Presentation of wineries of Evia and Cyprus in the Mythical Forest of VivArte Nature, in the company of Bacchus, the Muses and the nymphs of the mountains.

The history of wine and quotes of ancient Greek poets.

An original and interactive wine tasting based on mythology and the common history of the two countries since Homer’s time.

2nd GRecoACTE: Mediterranean - Innovative Bridges "Five Countries +1" .Art and Cultural Tourism Event

Contemporary Art, Nature and Tradition

Contemporary Art

A means of dynamic expression and creation, an effective tool,   at the service of human communication

Nature

An timeless platform of inspiration and release of the senses, a sustainable approach on the relations between art, culture and tourism.

Tradition

A new framework for the reactivation and representation of intangible cultural heritage, a creative link with the past and, at the same time, so much necessary.

                  

 

SCHEDULE
Friday 22nd June

Participating countries: Algeria – Cyprus – Styra of Evia

(With invitations exclusively for state figures, tour operators, media)

10:30-11:30 - Reception and guided tour of the art and culture park.

11:30-13:30 - WINE TOURISM (To the Mythical Forest). 

Presentation of wineries of South Evia and Cyprus in the Mythical Forest of VivArte Nature, in the company of Bacchus, the Muses and the nymphs of the mountains. The history of wine and quotes of ancient Greek poets.  An original and interactive wine tasting with parallel art painting (body art)

13:30-14:00 - Opening and presentation of the THE MEDITERRANEAN: INNOVATIVE BRIDGES event by VivArte Nature (speeches by the regional governor, the vice-regional governor, chairpersons of tourism bodies and associations).

14: 00-16: 30 - GASTRONOMIC TOURISM. Symposium in nature - the nomads’ lamb, a symbol of Algerian hospitality, meets the "kokkini" of South Evia (native species of the mountain villages).

Emotions and tastes of the countryside in a symposium aiming to acquaint the touristic relations of the two countries with a parallel exhibition of photographs by Algerians and Greek artists on "Around the table of nature".

Dancing and musical acts of Styra support the tradition of their region

16:30 - Departure

Saturday 23rd

Participating countries: Canary Islands (Spain) - Antia Evia.

12:00-13:00 - Reception and guided tour of the art and culture park.

13:00-14:30TOURISM OF CUSTOMS (In the Kavontoritiko threshing floor).

The Spanish guitar and the Karystian violin improvise and accompany poems of F. Lorca and K. Crystalli in the countryside. Antia of South Evia and Spain's Gran Canaria will interpret poetry in whistles, and thus communicate culturally with the most special language in the world, while filling the Mediterranean with whistles. While the music is playing, there will also be a painting act. Dancing and musical groups of Karystos will take part in this event as well.

14:30-16:30 - Light meal with presentation and promotion of traditional flavors and local products under the auspices of the Evian Chamber of Commerce

16:30 - Departure

Sunday 24th June

Participating countries: France – Karystos, Italy – Skouderi and Aliveri

10:30-11:30 - Reception and guided tour of the art and culture park

11:30-14:30 - ECOTOURISM AND ECOLOGICAL TOURISM

(At the art gallery and art garden of the theme park respectively)

·          The stone of Karystos, the monuments and castles of the region lead us towards a new activity of walking tourism exploring the legends and the ruins

·          Presentation of the exhibition of photographs and drawings of dry stone buildings and castles from the Oksitanikian region of France and the region of Karystos and Kavo Dorο  at VivArte Gallery.

Seed exchange programme from the alternative groups of Navdanya (Italy), Peliti (Skouderi and Aliveri). The horse, the bridle and the fiber, elements of the pre-industrial ecological cultivation, which can still be encountered in Evia's vineyards, become the symbols of an artistic movement of land art.

The Karystian equestrian club "The Fillips" will represent in the art garden the traditional plowing, sowing and the harvest, depicting at the same time an art engraving in the landscape

14:30 – Departure.  End of Event