• Information Centre for Architecture and Music in the Mediterranean
    & Marble Crafts of Tinos
  • Information Centre for Architecture and Music in the Mediterranean
    & Marble Crafts of Tinos
  • Information Centre for Architecture and Music in the Mediterranean
    & Marble Crafts of Tinos
  • Information Centre for Architecture and Music in the Mediterranean
    & Marble Crafts of Tinos
  • Information Centre for Architecture and Music in the Mediterranean
    & Marble Crafts of Tinos

THE IDEA

In Levidi

Mantineia, in the heart of the biggest Menalon plateau, a first-class traditional lodging-recreational venue has opened its doors named MEGALI MANTINEIA – MEGALO KAFENEIO. The restored building compound that houses the lodging has been landmarked by the Ministry of Culture as it is considered as a great combination of urban landscape with traditional architectural elements that used to be found on mountain areas.

In Levidi

Mantineia, in the heart of the biggest Menalon plateau, a first-class traditional lodging-recreational venue has opened its doors named MEGALI MANTINEIA – MEGALO KAFENEIO. The restored building compound that houses the lodging has been landmarked by the Ministry of Culture as it is considered as a great combination of urban landscape with traditional architectural elements that used to be found on mountain areas.

THE CONSTRUCTION OF MEGALI MANTINEIA

Constructing the place, which took eleven years, had its problems but also its festive moments and, due to its length, comprises a distinct period of the history of the building. The outcome is a manifestation of the craftsmen’s enthusiastic improvisation, skillfulness and gusto. Its beauty - if any - is a result of the fun, the cooperation and the feelings of deep friendship that were forged among people along the way.
Η κατασκευαστική περίοδος διήρκησε έντεκα χρόνια και λόγω του μήκους της αποτελεί ξεχωριστή περίοδο της ιστορίας του δίδυμου διατηρητέου. Η κατασκευαστική προσπάθεια έγινε με τη συνεργασία τεχνιτών αυτοδίδακτων και σπουδαγμένων σαν μια συνεχής προσπάθεια μέσα σε θεμιτούς περιορισμούς που έθετε το διατηρητέο και με ταυτόχρονη επιθυμία για νέες αναπνοές και αισθητικές αναζητήσεις.

THE GUESTHOUSE

The traditional a-class guesthouse consists of two 25 m2 rooms, which can accommodate up to three people and two 35 m2 rooms, which can accommodate up to three adults and one child, decorated with works of art and folk crafts such as woven, carpets, embroidery, marble crafts, etc. All rooms have a balcony with view at Mainalo mountain.
The traditional a-class guesthouse consists of two 25 m2 rooms, which can accommodate up to three people and two 35 m2 rooms, which can accommodate up to three adults and one child, decorated with works of art and folk crafts such as woven, carpets, embroidery, marble crafts, etc. All rooms have a balcony with view at Mainalo mountain.

THE ARCHITECTURE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

Although the books are written in almost all the languages of the Mediterranean, the design, the photography, and the geometry prevail all restrictions of the language and guarantee the understanding of the architectural information. The ancient world (Egypt - Mesopotamia - Greece - Rome), the Byzantium and the Christian East (Syria- Palestine- Egypt), the Arabian world, the Ottoman Empire, the Mediaeval Southern Europe (Gothic and Roman) and the renaissance are all a first classification of the material.
Although the books are written in almost all the languages of the Mediterranean, the design, the photography, and the geometry prevail all restrictions of the language and guarantee the understanding of the architectural information. The ancient world (Egypt - Mesopotamia - Greece - Rome), the Byzantium and the Christian East (Syria- Palestine- Egypt), the Arabian world, the Ottoman Empire, the Mediaeval Southern Europe (Gothic and Roman) and the renaissance are all a first classification of the material.

THE MUSIC IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

The search and the selection of the material were done with the help of companies, musicologists and research institutions. For the Arabian traditional music the companies OCORA, INEDIT, Institut de Monde, Arab and Blue Silver were those that helped us make our choices. For the Persian music we had the help of CERESHME and NAVAL, for the Turkish music, KALAN and ADA, for Jewish and the Romany music, the NETWORK and WERGO, for the Greek music the Institute of Melpos Merlie, Simona Karra, Likeio Ellinidon, University of Crete, the folkloric Institute of Peloponnesus and the companies MINOS, EMI and LYRA.
The search and the selection of the material were done with the help of companies, musicologists and research institutions. For the Arabian traditional music the companies OCORA, INEDIT, Institut de Monde, Arab and Blue Silver were those that helped us make our choices. For the Persian music we had the help of CERESHME and NAVAL, for the Turkish music, KALAN and ADA, for Jewish and the Romany music, the NETWORK and WERGO, for the Greek music the Institute of Melpos Merlie, Simona Karra, Likeio Ellinidon, University of Crete, the folkloric Institute of Peloponnesus and the companies MINOS, EMI and LYRA.
Levidi, Arcadia
220 02 Greece
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