Category: Elements inscribed on the National Inventory of ICH

Τhe cultivation of black currant (Korinthian) in Western Peloponnese | 2018

The globally unique black Korinthian currant is being produced in the Peloponnese and in the Ionian islands. Its cultivation not only shapes  the life of raisin productive communities for centuries, but also the cultural image of the regions in which it is produced. The cultivation of the Korinthian currant is conveyed from one generation to the next […]

Ethnobotanical knowledge and practices in Crete | 2018

The element of intangible cultural heritage: “Ethnobotanical knowledge and practices in Crete” includes: i) practices of recognition, selection, picking, treatment, sustenance, preparation and consumption of the wild edible Cretan vegetation (grasses), which constitute a main element of the culinary cultural heritage of Crete, and ii) the social and customary characteristics that are linked to these […]

The vine-culture and wine-making heritage of Santorini (Thira- Thirasia) | 2018

The vine-culture and wine-making heritage has been on the spotlight of Santorini’s cultural identity. Its vineyard, innate element of its scenery, is one of the most interesting in the world, since it is unsullied of grape phylloxera, self rooted, with age-old varieties. The particular manner of pruning, the quality of the ground, the unique microclimate […]

Collaboration and Solidarity: Agricultural Cooperative of Zagora in Pelion | 2018

The Agricultural Cooperative of Zagora in Pelion, as an organized form of social and solidarity cooperative, has solid foundations based on the principles of co-operatives and the solidarity of its members. Since its establishment in 1916, its main aim has been to meet shared economic, social and cultural needs through a jointly-owned and democratically managed […]

Saint Symeon’s (t’Ai-Symiou) Festival in Mesologgi (2018)

The festival of Saint Symeon’s (t’Ai-Symiou) is a custom with historical, religious, musical and dance dimensions which takes place twice a year in Mesologgi: – on the 2nd & 3rd of February (Ypapadi) – on the four-day celebration of the Holy Spirit ( Saturday to Tuesday- usually in June). It is one of the biggest […]