Grant for the continuation of the archaeological research at the Mycenaean Acropolis of Gla in northeastern Kopaida in Boeotia, conducted under the auspices of the Archaeological Society at Athens and directed by Ms Elena Kountouri….

Grant for the support of the major archaeological exhibition on ancient theatre organized by the Museum of Cycladic Art, intended to be presented in the halls of Stathatos Mansion from….

Financial support for the presentation of the three-part programme (exhibition, performance and educational programme) “Ioannis Kapodistrias. In the footsteps of a great leader” in Paris….

Approval of a grant to the Ephorate of Antiquities of the Cyclades for the systematic excavation at the site of Mandra on the island of…

The re-exhibition of the Elefsina Archaeological Museum is the subject of the Grant Agreement, which was signed between the Ministry of Culture and Sports and Pavlos and Alexandra Canellopoulos Foundation. The Agreement was signed by the Minister of Culture and Sports Lina Mendoni, the President of the Foundation Nellos Canellopoulos and the Treasurer Alexandra Papalexopoulou – Benopoulou. The amount of the grant on behalf of the Canellopoulos Foundation is 500,000 euros.

As Lina Mendoni noted “with the kind donation of the Pavlos and Alexandra Canellopoulos Foundation, the work for the re-exhibition of the Elefsina Archaeological Museum can proceed rapidly and be completed in time, based on the studies approved by the Museum Council of the Ministry of Culture and Sports. The city of Elefsina, with its extremely important history and archaeological wealth, needs a museum that respects and honours this important heritage. With the re-exhibition of the existing Museum and the creation of the new Archaeological Museum in the area of the Old Olive Oil Factory, whose purchase – after the completion of time-consuming procedures – is imminent from the Ministry of Culture and Environment, Elefsina acquires appropriate infrastructure in order to meet the increased demands of the organization of the European Capital of Culture for the year 2023.

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Foundation Nellos Canellopoulos noted, “The re-exhibition of the wonderful exhibits hosted by the Archaeological Museum of Elefsina in accordance with modern museological standards is a project of particular importance, in view of the European Capital of Culture for the year 2023. The Board of Directors of the Foundation was pleased to accept the proposal of the Ministry of Culture and Sports to undertake part of the funding of the Museum’s reopening and we warmly thank the officials of the Ministry for their cooperation and the opportunity to contribute. The excellent aesthetic and functional design of the project will ensure a unique experience for visitors to the Museum from around the world, with respect for the exhibits and the wider archaeological site.”

The Pavlos and Alexandra Canellopoulou Foundation – members of the family of the founders of TITAN Cement S.A. – since its establishment until today, supports actions that promote culture, education and social solidarity.

Tom Hanks arrived at Despotiko on a warm June morning with his Greek-born wife Rita Wilson. This is not the first time he has visited the site. “Years ago he had come and helped with the excavation for two weeks as part of the team. It was just before the filming of the 2006 film The Da Vinci Code. The actor wanted to experience the excavation and the emotions of an archaeologist investigating. In fact, he was familiar with agricultural work, he knew how to dig,” Yannos Kourayos tells K. In this year’s visit he was guided around the archaeological site, saw the four tanks, was interested to learn about the water system of the sanctuary and everything the archaeologists told him about the new findings. “In addition, he was impressed with the speed of the restoration work, in the temple and in the restaurant of the Sanctuary of Apollo. Tom Hanks was photographed with students and workers of the excavation and did not refuse commemorative shots to visitors arriving at Despotiko by boat.

Γ. Sykka, Despotiko, the naval station of antiquity, Kathimerini (18.08.2021, p.15)

Support offered for the systematic archeological research in Clenia cave, which has been accepted by the Ephorate of Paleoanthropology and Speleology.

Support offered for the systematic archeological research in Clenia cave, which has been accepted by the Ephorate of Paleoanthropology and Speleology.

Grant for the continuation of excavations at “Faneromeni”, Hiliomodi in Corinthia, under archaeologist Dr Eleni Korka.

Approval of a grant to the Ephorate of Antiquities of the Cyclades for the systematic excavation at the site of Mandra on the island of Despotiko.