Category: Elements inscribed on the National Inventory of ICH

Transhumant Livestock Farming

The term “transhumant livestock farming” indicates the annual movement of flocks of sheep and goats between summer and winter quarters, irrespective of the distance travelled or the means by which the latter is traversed. The practice of moving is at the heart of the cultural and social constitution of montane livestock-breeding communities and has largely […]

Polyphonic Singing in Epirus

Polyphonic Singing in Epirus, one of the most significant examples in the repertoire of world polyphonic music, is a living tradition and an element of the cultural identity of the populations of the borderland region of Epirus and the Greek minority of Albania. It was developed in parallel with byzantine music, whereas it shares affinity […]


Rebetiko is an urban popular music that flourished in the first half of the 20th century. With influences from both folk and Asia Minor songs, it reflects the historical and social context of its time, during which the private life of the margins developed in particular. Over time, it spread to the social strata of […]

Tsakonian dance

For the Tsakonian people, Tsakonian dance is a musical and dance event as well as a particular ritual, a symbol of their collective cultural identity. It has become known throughout Greece, particularly through performances by schools and associations.

The Art of Chanting

The Art of Chanting is the mnemotechnics of the rendering of chants in Church services (practitioners, Liturgical Typikon, planning of concerts, resources, manuals, training and its characteristic cultural constitutive elements and idioms). It was inscribed on the National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2015. Form of the element of Intangible Cultural Heritage – The […]

The art of drystone walling

The art of building stone structures without any binding material. The term “art of drystone walling” indicates the construction of stone structures without any binding material (dry). Drystone structures can either be highly visible, as in the case of the impressive clusters of terraced cultivations, or discreet and humble, as in the case of farming […]