C. Macedonia Area Appears to be like to Faucet into Amphipolis Web site as Tourism Asset

The Northern Greece archaeological website of Amphipolis, which had the world on edge two years in the past as to the id of the individual buried there, has been proposed by the Central Macedonia Area to be named cultural heritage website inside the European Territorial Cooperation Program “Greece – Bulgaria 2014 – 2020”.

The thought behind the proposal is to promote the area as a serious vacationer vacation spot by means of its shared and particular person pure heritage websites. Budgeted at 1.460.000 euros, the mission will contain a sequence of works to remodel it into a serious vacationer attraction together with walkways and a guests’ middle.


“With this proposal we hope to maintain to our dedication to the promotion and enhancement of the realm of Amphipolis as a vacationer vacation spot primarily based on the worldwide significance of the archaeological finds there,” mentioned Apostolos Tzitzikostas, Central Macedonia Area prefect.

On the identical time, regional authorities are aiming to faucet into NSRF 2014-2020 funds to ensure that excavation works on the Amphipolis dig to proceed. The Amphipolis website is the biggest tomb found within the nation and has up to now produced amongst others sculptures of sphinxes and caryatids, mosaics and cash depicting Alexander the Nice, but in addition scientific and political deabte as to precise historic timeframe of the burial floor.

As a World Heritage Web site, it could appeal to cultural tourism, which is gaining floor worldwide and in accordance with a latest OECD report, can contribute drastically to regional improvement.