THEATRICAL EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR: The Municipality of Korthi in association with the General Secretary of Adult Education Department of the Ministry of Education and Religion Affairs and the Prefecture Committee on Folklore Education, are organizing a theatrical educational seminar titled “The long trip of the actor inside his role” from November 27th to November 31st at the high school of Korthi. For more information please contact the municipality at 22820 61360 or Mr. Giorgos Maganiotis at 22820 61216.
ANNOUNCEMENT: We would like to inform you that from November 10 till December 20, 2003 you can pay water supply bills for the second half of the year 2001 for the Municipal Districts of Palaiokastro, Kochylou and Ormos.
SOCIETY OF PISO MERIA “MOUSTAKEIO”: The Cultural Society of Piso
Meria “Moustakeio” is organizing a dance in Athens on December 20, 2003
at the “GALAZIO - TZAMI” night club, Kaftatzoglou 46, Patisia.
Performing are: Giorgos Margaritis, Vagelis Konitopoulos, and Stellina Konitopoulou.
For more information please contact the society at 6972 226390.
KORTHI NAUTICAL CLUB - ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Korthi Nautical Club is organizing the annual Christmas Bazaar with many gifts, specialties from Andros and other homemade treats. We hope that you will all join us for your Christmas buys on December 14, 2003 at “AIGLI”, Zappio (Zappa room), from 11:00a.m. to 7:00p.m.
information: On Friday 26 September, a special seminar for the fishermen
of Andros island was held in Ormos. It was about funding options in the
context of the Operational Programme of the Fisheries' Sector 2000-2006. The
speakers, Filippos Papageorgiou and Kostas Karalis (ichthyologists),
executives at the Administration Service of this Programme, made a detailed
presentation of the Programme and answered many questions. The seminar was
attended by Mayor I. Glynos, vice harbour-master of Andros D. Stratis and of
course many fishermen of the island.
Saltaferos - "Silent spaces": Giorgos Saltaferos, important
artist from Andros island, who, during the last years is living and working
in Switzerland, chose Andros for presenting his work this summer. The
pictures exhibition in Korthi and paintings in Andros-Chora, have been
significant landmarks of artistic expression in Andros.
--> more information (in german)
Symposium "Great moments of Physics": The success of the
Symposium is stressed in a press release of the Union of Greek Physicists,
issued today. Click here to read
--> press release (in greek only)
Tradition and Land Planning in the Aegean islands: The conference, held
at Agia Triada Conference Center in Korthi, has been concluded on Sunday 22
June. The views presented were very interesting to all participants, as well
as radio listeners. Worth mentioning points are the importance of concerned
and well informed citizens, the knowledge and analysis of the historic
evolution and continuity of an area under study, the systematic
consideration of the wishes of the people and the democratic and timely
procedures for making important decisions.
Tradition and Land Planning in the Aegean islands: On Friday 20 June,
the opening of this important conference, organized by the Municipality of
Korthi, will take place. The detailed program is here.
--> detailed program (in greek only)
Tradition and Land Planning in the Aegean islands: The Municipality of
Korthi is organizing on 20, 21 and 22 June 2003, a Conference that will
analyze the land planning, the modern development needs of the islands and
the protection of the cultural heritage.
--> press release (in greek only)
DEAKA: The new Municipal Development Company (DEAKA) is officially established, after the relevant law came recently into effect. The objectives of the company are the substantial and complete promotion of the local touristic infrastructure and the cultural heritage, society growth and welfare, as well as the operation of the planning and development office. Shortly, with the completion of certain procedures, DEAKA will be fully operational.
2003: On Easter Sunday Youth Association of
the Municipality of Korthi organized for the second year in row the old and
traditional game of "Tsounia". Many people participated in the
small tournament, which took place in the main square of Ormos. There were
also many people that came to watch the players harass and make fun of each
other in order to intimidate their opponents. During the tournament the
competitors and the spectators had the opportunity to enjoy the traditional
"labriatis", among many other delicious treats, as well as, enjoy
a nice glass of wine, which was available in abundance. The winning team
consisted of: M. Ninos, N. Goulas, N. Ninos, T. Petrou, M. Karagiorgakis and
D. Paraskevas, who, after their victory, danced to the music of the local
On Easter Monday the beautiful sunny day enticed many residents and visitors of Korthi to visit the traditional festivities in the area. At Tromarchia in Piso Meria and Agios Georgios in Farali many visitors had the opportunity to try the traditional "labriatis" among other treats that were available. Many people visited both areas and joined in the festivities, which were accompanied by local orchestras.
HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL AGAIN NEXT YEAR !
2003: Holy Week and the religious atmosphere at the churches in the
villages of the Municipality, give way to festive spirit and the traditional
festivities, which every year mark Easter holidays. On Easter Sunday,
the Youth Organization invites you at Ormos main square, at 5 p.m.,
for a traditional game of "Tsounia" and "labriatis".
Also, on Easter Monday don't miss the traditional festivities at Tromarchia
and Agios Georgios in Farali, where local orchestras will provide the
necessary rhythm for dancing and the Municipality will donate
"labriatis" and lambs on a spit.
We wish you Happy Easter!
EU programs for agricultural areas: Information on funding options for private investments. Click here (in greek only).
Theater Group: With great success once more, Andros Theater Group
performed three shows from the theatrical works of Dimitris Psathas “Liar
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The Municipal Council of Korthi, in its recent session on 28 March 2003,
adopted the following resolution (45/2003):
"The Mayor, the Municipal Council and the Local Councils, condemn the military action of USA and its allies against IRAQ, ignoring any legal procedures, the UN, the international law, the unquestionable right of any state to its sovereignty.
WE ASK for all military activities to stop and solve the issue in a legal, peaceful and diplomatic way, without innocent victims, on the basis of International Law, moral values, humanism, the right of people to self-determination, for supporting the people of IRAQ in healing its wounds."
for land-use on Andros island: In view of the forthcoming plan for
land-use on Andros island, the three Mayors and the Prefect sent a letter to
the Ministry of Environment, Land Planning & Public Works, summarizing
the concern of the people of Andros.
--> Letter to the Ministry (in greek only)
School of Korthi-“Let's get to know the olympic sports”: Friday 28
March was the first day of the meeting of three schools participating in a
program (press release-in
greek only), partly run by the Secondary
school of Korthi. During the ceremony at the Cultural Center of Ormos, lots
of people attended speeches and traditional dances performance.
On Saturday 29 March, sports events took place, with the participation of students of the three schools, at Andros National Stadium. Also, a football match took place.
On Sunday 30 March the three-day events were concluded with a showing of the olympic sports of boxing (by sports teacher B. Bolofis), and taek-wo-do, at Andros Municipal Theater, attended by many people. Later at Niborio beach, a showing of sailing, wind-surfing and sea-skiing was presented by sports teacher Mr. Mantzoros.
Students and teachers of the two guest schools departed afterwards, thanking Korthi Secondary school for its hospitality, as well as their new friends. Everybody is now waiting for the next two phases of the program, in Athens and Creta, to meet each other again.
The sense to all who followed this program, is that an opportunity was given for the olympic spirit to spread, as well as a chance for young people to meet each other and establish new friendships, fulfilling this way the main objective of the program.
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--> pictures from Sunday
March-National Day: Bad weather was the reason for the cancellation of
the student parade. Nevertheless, the extreme cold and strong winds did not
prevent the official ceremony at the main square of Ormos.
of the Secondary School of Korthi: According to a press release,
there is a multi-level educational activity in various areas in Korthi
Secondary School for this year, with the contribution of other schools and
institutions. Read the press release clicking here
(in greek only).
--> Press release (in greek only)
to war demanded the students of Korthi secondary school in a
dynamic protest through the main streets of Ormos. And, naturally, most
inhabitants of this planet agree with them.
THE MOYSTAKEIO CULTURAL SOCIETY’S DANCE IN ATHENS: The "Moustakeio" Cultural Society of Piso Meria is organizing a dance on March 29th at the dance hall “Lampsi” (16th km, Parnitha Avenue). Performing will be Vagelis Perpiniadis, Ageliki Konitopoulou, Taki Mintzias and others. Admission 25 euro (food and beverages included). For more information or reservations: 22820 – 61460 (Maria Skordou), 210 2404635 (Dance hall).
Carnival: The 19th Korthi Carnival has been concluded with the Big
Carnival Parade, which took place in Ormos on Sunday 9 March 2003.
Everybody had a great time participating in this unique folk tradition of
Olympic sports: Korthi High School is organizing a series of cultural and athletic events, in the context of Olympic Education Program, with the theme: "Let's get to know the Olympic sports". The events will begin on Friday 14 March, at the Cultural Center of the Municipality of Korthi, at 18:30, and will include official speeches and traditional dances. Next day, Saturday 15 March, in Andros Olympic Stadium at 9.00 am, an athletics event and on Sunday 16 March at 9.00 am, by Niborio beach, a presentation of various Olympic sports.
in Andros: Recent prolonged rainfalls created serious problems all over
the island. The damages are mainly focused on the roads, although there are
damages to houses as well. Engineers from the Ministry of Public Works
recorded the problems and now state assistance is expected for the
rehabilitation. Intense snowfall followed, which made things worse, closing
roads in high altitudes. Thanks to the mobilization of the Municipality and
the Prefecture, the roads were quickly opened.
Institute: The presentation of the plans for the building complex to be
used by the University Institute of the University
of Athens and Korthi
Technical School, took place recently at Piso Meria in Korthi. The
complex, which is to be constructed at Piso Meria, has been studied using
Bioclimatic Architecture techniques.
--> digital representation of the complex
Carnival: The 19th Korthi Carnival has already started…………. Like
every year, preparations for the traditional Korthi Carnival at the
Municipality of Korthi have began. Experience of the older and enthusiasm of
the younger are the key elements needed. The Organizing Committee invites
all interested in participating in this effort, to call: 2282061219,
2282061216, 6972266390 & 6972003277.
We hope to see you all in Korthi Carnival Parade on 9 March, 2002, at 16:00.
with regards, the Organizing Committee of the 19th Korthi Carnival
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TEDK: On January 25th, elections were held for the Governing Council of the Union of Cyclades Municipalities (TEDK), in which Ioannis Glynos, Mayor of the Municipality of Korthi, was elected. More information here (in greek only).
Epiphany-"Vasilopita": Epiphany was celebrated according to tradition on January 6. After the Divine Liturgy at the cathedral of Agios Nikolaos in Ormos, the parishioners proceeded to the "Old Dock" to join the priest in the Blessing of the Waters (--> picture). The priest, Father Leonidas Glynos, threw the Holy Cross into the waters of Ormos, from where Ioannis Batselas took it out, thus receiving the Priest's blessing. Later, at the Cultural Center of the Municipality of Korthi, the cutting of the Municipality's "Vasilopita" took place (--> picture). Stravros-Iakovos Mamais from Vouni was the lucky winner to find the coin in his piece, and, according to folklore, he will have luck throughout the year.
Posts for the Newly Inaugurated Councillors: On Sunday, January
5, 2003, the first session of the new Municipal Council took place,
according to the law, for establishing the authority positions on the
Council. The following councillors were elected by a unanimous vote:
--> President of the Municipal Council: Ioannis Rigas
--> Vice President of the Municipal Council: Ioannis Bolias
--> Secretary of the Municipal Council: Dimitris Tiniakos
Elected to the position of members on the Municipal Committee were:
--> Ioannis Mastoris
--> Vasilios Stratis
and as alternate members:
--> Eleftherios Laoudis
--> Nikolaos Manetas
Finally, the Mayor Ioannis Glynos appointed Giorgos Kalivrousis as the Vice Mayor.
Inauguration of the New Councils of the Municipality of Korthi: At 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 29, 2002 and at the Cultural Center of the Municipality of Korthi, the inauguration was held for the Mayor Ioannis Glynos and the new Municipal and Local Councils, elected in October 2002. The inauguration was attended by many residents, the island Prefect Ioannis Maltabes, the Mayor of the Municipality of Andros Manolis Vamvoukas and several Councillors from the Municipality of Andros. The ceremony ended with a rich buffet for all that were present (--> picture).