The aqueduct of Eupalinos at Samos

This case study was compiled in phase III of HYDRIA (2012-13) with a grant of the Anna Lindh Foundation (ALF).


Author, Greek translation: Stelios Lekakis, MONUMENTA,

Coordination: Iro Alampei, MIO-ECSDE




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Its activities include the publication of the electronic magazine MONUMENTA (, programmes for informing the public and students, interventions for the rescue of monuments in danger, organisation of events, publications etc.

The programme “Local Communities and Monuments”, applied in various parts of Greece, aims so that the citizens themselves act for the protection of the natural and manmade environment of their region, and explores the relation between local communities around the world with their cultural and natural heritage.

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