In the workshop, the student comes into contact with different types of clay and learns the techniques of plastic art (including working with potter’s wheel). Moreover, becomes familiar with the integration process of the ceramic object until the final baking, and has the opportunity to Continue reading →
Visitors and residents of the Greek island of Amorgos have the chance to visit one of the most melancholic but also beautiful beaches in Greece.
The famous Olympia shipwreck lies in the southwestern coast of the Greek island, near Kalotaritissa beach. The shipwreck has been featured in many documentaries and travel shows, as well as in Luc Besson’s feature film “The Big Blue” starring Jean Reno, which was filmed in various locations around Amorgos.
According to residents, a ship approached the island in February 1980. The captain was looking for a place near the coast where he would find shelter from the strong north winds. The ship anchored near the beach of Kalotaritissa but did not hold and the waves threw it on the rocks.
The ship’s original name, “Inland,” is still visible despite the rust. It was later renamed “Olympia.”
The once vibrant agricultural establishment, untouched by later influences, seals the site with its simple aesthetics: threshing floors and wells, ovens and the internal configuration of the house (location of home, built-in beds, etc.), the stone path crossing… Stone, as a building material, is difficult to distinguish from the natural surroundings, forming a complex picture, in all the simplicity of its traditional folk architecture.