Greece is among the winners of the 2017 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, Europe’s top honor in the heritage field.
Greece received two awards in the 'Conservation' category for the Ancient city of Karthaia on the island of Kea and the Bastion of the Grand Master’s Palace on Rhodes.
With its two wins, Greece automatically has two entries in the Europa Nostra’s Public Choice vote for the 29 winners.
The project, directed by a Scientific Committee under directorate of the Greek Culture Ministry, offers visitors a glimpse into the past following the conservation, partial restoration and interpretation of the ruins of the ancient city of Karthaia, located on the island of Kea.
The site is one of few examples in Greece where both the unspoiled natural landscape and the planning of the city are well preserved.
The remains of the city include both temples and public buildings and are found on the southeast coast of the island which can only be reached by traditional footpaths or by sea.
People can now vote online for the Public Choice Award and rally support for the winning projects from their own or another European country. Vote now!