National Projects

Argosaronic Sea: aspects of the long maritime tradition

The present project aims to publish a collectible historical work which will reflect the history of the area from antiquity to the present day, covering the entire historical spectrum of the maritime and fishing tradition of the islands of the Saronic Gulf. In general, the aim of this action will be to promote the area as an attractive tourist destination. The research and writing should be carried out by a renowned scientific team with extensive experience in this field. 
The project aims to present the maritime and fishing history and tradition of the islands of the Saronic Gulf with the ultimate goal of promoting the region as an attractive tourist destination. By making available the collectible-historical publication on the area, the tourist public will be able to access information on the history of the area and discover new points of interest. The possibility of using QR codes printed on the publications is going to provide convenience in reading the book from any location. In this way the tourist public will have greater ease in finding the information they need. In summary, the results of the described operation are expected to give a new impetus to the tourism activity of the Argosaronic Islands, creating opportunities for the development of business activity in the tourism sector, which is of major importance for the region.
The publication will make use of the existing literature, while rare archival documents will be included, as well as documents from local collections, testimonies, etc. In addition, modern photographic shots of monuments and sites of special interest will be taken, and for a more complete documentation of the project there will be assistance from major museums and institutions in the country, as well as cooperation with local cultural institutions. The research and writing of the project will be undertaken by a renowned scientific team with a wealth of experience in this field. The project will be implemented in four stages as follows:
1) Research-Study on archival sources and existing literature
2) Collection of material - Writing of texts
3) Image Processing, Corrections and Finalization
4) Production - Printing and Binding

The Blue Bridge: Supporting the local community of Kythera through the connection of fishing and tourism

"The Blue Bridge Project: Supporting the local community of Kythera through the connection of Fishing and Tourism" aims to create and strengthen organic links between fishing and tourism. Considering that the two activities in the area of reference are fragmented and one-dimensional so far, there is a very good opportunity to develop partnerships that will combine the most neutral environmental footprint possible with the promotiont of the natural resources of the area. As part of the activities of the action, the project beneficiary will organise 4 digital training workshops with local stakeholders, in particular with local fishermen, public authorities, the local tourism industry and civil society on the development potentials that can result from the development of blue tourism activities based on the local fishing heritage and tradition. At the same time, the 4 workshops will work in a bidirectional way, providing the implementing agency's experts with primary data for the development of a relevant digital best practices e- handbook, which will combine the local approach with internationally documented international practices to produce locally applicable solutions. At the same time, the relevant findings will form the basis for the creation of an educational Blue Tourism Platform, which will incorporate existing data and remain open to completion by the general public and which will serve as an authoritative information guide on blue tourism. The two pillars (training seminars and e-handbook / Blue Tourism Platform) will be presented in their final form at a special digital scientific event, open to the general public and with the participation of experts, in order to clarify their potential role in a sustainable development policy. Finally, the project will be complemented with appropriate activities and publicity actions.

Όλγα Γουρδομιχάλη

Project Manager

Από το 2013 έως το 2022, στο Ίδρυμα Ιατροβιολογικών Ερευνών της Ακαδημίας
Αθηνών συμμετείχε σε πλήθος ερευνητικών προγραμμάτων. Έχει διεθνείς
δημοσιεύσεις και έχει συμμετάσχει σε ερευνητικά συνέδρια τόσο στην Ελλάδα
όσο και στο εξωτερικό. Επί σειρά ετών, διδάσκει στη δευτεροβάθμια εκπαίδευση.
Αναπτύσσει και υλοποιεί εθελοντικά προγράμματα νέων σχετικά με την έρευνα.
Ταυτόχρονα συμμετέχει σε δράσεις προστασίας περιβάλλοντος, πυροπροστασίας
και φροντίδας αδέσποτων ζώων.


Μιλάει αγγλικά και ισπανικά.
Εντάχθηκε στο ΚΕΑΝ το 2018 και μέχρι σήμερα έχει διαχειριστεί δράσεις και έργα
σε εθνικό και ευρωπαϊκό επίπεδο. Τον Νοέμβριο του 2022 ολοκλήρωσε το
μεταπτυχιακό πρόγραμμα Διοίκησης Επιχειρήσεων για Στελέχη του
Πανεπιστημίου Πειραιά.