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PEATS Santorini – Traditional Skills and Crafts

Dates: 10/3/2022-9/4/2022 
Number of UK Participants: 4 (minimum 2 drivers)  plus accompanying person (4 weeks) (all spaces FILLED)
Duration: 32 days


2021 will be the 4th year we are able to offer the placement in Santorini with our new hosts organisation, 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:

dry wall building and restoration of ancient fortress

Learning traditional pottery techniques

Learning how to create simple musical instruments

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 host 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.


Description of work

Supporting the local technicians and cultural organisations and museums in terms of:
Introduction to the management of a traditional village, such as Pyrgos
Traditional pottery techniques
Ancient musical instrument flute hands-on workshop
Restoration of parts of the Venetian fortress
Erecting signage for the safety of visitors in Pyrgos village
Seminar on dry wall building
Understand the sustainable nature of reconstructed built heritage using local raw materials
Source & identify the different materials necessary for a specified heritage building

Coming into contact with the local culture and people.

This includes: Greek Language course for beginners / Presentation of Santorini island, local products and customs/iscussion on the Greek crisis and watching a relevant documentary / Participation to events like the National Day on 25/3/2019  / Seminar on the wine culture and production of the island

Draft programme (Monday – Friday)

Week 1 (first 5 days):
09.00- 13.30 Arrival, orientation, accommodation. Presentation of Santorini. Health and safety introduction. Walking tour of the Megalochori Village. Introduction to the actual situation in Greece, after 8 years of crisis, learning about work conditions and rules in Greece.
13.30-15.00 lunch break
15.00- 16.00 (except Mondays):
Introduction to Greek language and culture. Meeting with local people and local authorities and organizations. Walking tour to the village of Emporeio and its castle. 16.00 – 19.30 free time 19.30-21.00 dinner

Weeks 2-3-4:  everyday programme (Mo-Fr) 09.00- 13.30 work at Symposion Intruments workshop, the Makaris Pottery workshop, the Wood-carving Workshop and other sites (with two 20 min breaks)
15.00- 16.00 or 16.30 (except Mondays) Introduction to Greek Culture Activities like: Greek language lesson, presentations on Greek culture, cultural visits, project work (you prepare something to present to the group), discussion with locals, learning about local customs, cooking lesson and presentation on Greek Food, presentation on Greek Music and singing lesson, walking tour to the village of Pyrgos and its castle, and in the Perissa black beach, presentation on Wine culture of Santorini and wine tasting in a traditional winery, visiting old historical churches and cemeteries on the island. 16.00 – 19.30 free time 19.30-21.00 dinner
During weekends: Participating to the cultural life of Santorini, The culture of “Panigyri” Folk Festivals and participating in a folk religious festival, and in a celebration on the National Day on 25/3/19, visiting the traditional Village of Oia and the Ammoudi Bay with special architecture of cave houses and captain houses.

Week 4 (last 3 days): Continuing to work on site plus evaluation, EUROPASS preparation, farewell lunch and Certificates presentation.

1. The programme is subject to changes depending on the weather and on the island’s cultural life. A day-by-day programme will be provided on site and will be confirmed every day on the school board.
2. Accommodation is in a six- bed 64 s.m. apartment (one room with two single beds, one room with one double bed and one single bed and two beds at the living room). The Accompanying person will live in a separate apartment near the Apartment 1.
3. Food is bought and prepared by the participants.
4. Participants can agree to use the car also during your free time every day, depending on unanimous decisions. Participants need to pay for the gas themselves.
5. Participants are recommended to have with them comfortable shoes, driving licence, paracetamol or other personal medicines, student or trainer identity card, and EUROPEAN HEALTH CARD.


For more information about Santorini

Accommodation (shared twin bedrooms): 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.

Food: We suggest having lunch at “the Family Bakery” of the village and may have some dinners in local taverns or at your apartment. You need to arrange your food yourself, through the grant money that will be given to you beforehand by GRAMPUS. Please write to  concerning any allergies, special needs, food habits.

Local transportat: The group will have use of a car and have to drive to the work every day (2- 7 km), 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 weekends, Sat or Sunday morning, the group will be doing some cultural visits (churches, museums, places of natural beauty etc)

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission

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