Fougaro Nafplion

Posted By: Shop Admin On: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Comment: 0 Hit: 191

A Former Canning Plant Is Transformed Into A Cultural Center In Nafplion, Greece

You know how it goes: give a seaside town a reputation for stunning views and sprawling wrap-around countryside, and it will soon be infested with tourist shops. Nafplion, a gorgeous little port city in eastern Peloponnese, had gained a particular reputation for worry beads (locally known as kobologia), with a museum to match. Taking a majority stock in local retail outlets, there was enough worry beads to get you seriously worried: wasn’t there anything else worth bringing back to commemorate your visit?

Enter Florica Kyriacopoulos, a businesswoman and a renowned art collector, who filled a void in the local artisan market while fulfilling her own lifelong dream: to enrich the cultural life of Nafplion with a venue exclusively dedicated to creativity. Fougaro, a former pre-WWII tomato cannery, opened its doors to the public on October 28 2012, boasting an Arts & Humanities library, a workshop, a café, a concert hall and, most importantly, an exhibition hall.

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+30 27520.47301
+30 694.0295.417
Cristina Darras designs are available in Fougaro Art Shop


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