Systematic excavation on the island of Despotiko

The restoration of the monument significantly progressed in 2018


Grant to the Ephorate of Antiquities of the Cyclades for the systematic excavation at the site of Mandra on the island of Despotiko, for the year 2019.

The systematic research and restoration of the monument on the island of Despotiko made significant progress in 2018. The monument has taken on its third dimension and is visible from the shores of the island of Antiparos opposite. Two of the temple’s architraves and three columns have already been installed, as well as an architrave of the hestiatorion (refectory) and two of its columns. In 2019, the excavation of the sanctuary will be continued, the antiquities will be preserved and the restoration of the temple and the ritual hestiatorion will be restored. The members of the Board of Directors of the Foundation, in acknowledgement of the importance of the archaeological research on Despotiko and its contribution to the promotion of Greek art and culture, approved a grant of 30,000 euros to cover the project for the year 2019, as part of the approved archaeological work on Despotiko.