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PEATS Santorini – Preservation of Buildings & Traditional Crafts Skills


Dates: mid Febr-mid March 2019 (exact dates to follow)
Number of UK Participants: 4 (minimum 2 drivers)
Duration: 32 days

This year we are happy to announce a new placement with our hosts, the Hellenic Culture Centre. A group of 4 students + an accompanying person will be placed on the island of Santorini for 4 weeks, working with the community to preserve and develop through work including:

Preserving parts of the Byzantine Castle

Preserving neoclassical buildings

Preserving some local churches

Preparing the village for the local fest of the Easter Celebration

Preparing and adding signs to different spaces in order for the visitors to be guided

The group will carry out this work by learning from local technicians and practitioners, coming into contact with local inhabitants, learning about local customs, visiting archaeological sites and museums, learning from archaeologists and architects, meeting local authorities and associations and participating to the cultural life of Santorini and contact with the locals.

Your mentor will be Mrs Ifigenia Georgiadou, Director of the Hellenic Culture Centre who will bring you into contact with the local culture, Greek language, people, and customs.

Draft everyday programme (Monday – Friday)

09.30- 13.30 work

13.30- 14.30 lunch

14.30- 15.30 activities like language lesson, presentations on Greek culture, cultural visits, project work (you prepare something to present to the group) and more

15.30 – 19.30 free time

19.30-21.00 dinner

For more information about Santorini

Accommodation (shared rooms)

The group will be in a small apartment in Megalochori village, which is a traditional village of the 17th century. The apartment can host up to 6 people in two bedrooms and the living room and has all kitchen facilities needed. Washing machine and hair dryer as well as other house equipment will be at your disposal.


This placement will be catered for lunch and evening meals but breakfast will have to be prepared by the participants at their accommodation.

Local transportation

The group will have use of a car and have to drive to the work every day (2- 7 klm), according to the village and location you will be working in. Please bring your international driving licence. You can agree to use the car also during your free time every day, depending on unanimous decisions. Some fuel money will be provided.



Cultural Programme

During most of the weekends, Sat or Sunday morning, the group will be doing some cultural visits again (churches, museums, places of natural beauty etc)

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission

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