PLUNGE INTO THE CORE OF THE EARTH

It is about a travel card game for family and friends as onsite and dislocated audiences. The game starts in the city of Avdera, homeland of Democritus, the father of the atomic theory. By playing the Card Game visitors will experience onsite and learn about the basic type of houses, the sewage system, the Hippodamian system, the shops-laboratories, the walls, the port, all of them are visible today He will learbn about Democritus, an international range personality, who conceptualize something unique for his era: the atomic theory. In a playful wat the Game will take visitors to know:
The Archaeological Museum: significant findings revealing the public and private life, professional and domestic concerns, religious beliefs, burial methods, commercial activity, embellishment etc. of people in ancient Avdera, at the era of Democritus. Exhibits from all phases of habitation.
Byzantine Polystyle: the visitor will see and observe the remnants from Christian temples of three different kinds, representative of the Byzantine temple-construction, as well as the surrounding graves. Nice natural landscape with a sea view.
Traditional settlement of Avdera: picturesque alleys and well-built mansions. The modern view of the newer village with remaining elements from the recent past (traditional architecture). Opportunities to participate to cultural events-fests-festivals, which are organized. At the Folklore museum, exhibitions of secular art and tradition represent elements from the village’s way of life of the recent past. The visitor will appreciate the original traditional way of life and adopt elements to his own life.
The Holy Temple of Aghia Paraskevi: old icons with a particular devotional interest. Revival of the religious emotion through the devout atmosphere and the icons, which are considered to be miraculous.
Church of Aghios Ioannis: a breathtaking landscape. A small chapel placed in nature with a sea view. The visitor listens to nature. Ease and calmness.
Port of Avdera: the ancient breakwater is visible. Emphasis on the importance of trade during the “golden century” of Avdera. Picturesque location, ideal for calmness and cogitation.
Information center at Vistonida Lake: information regarding the biodiversity and the importance of the area (RAMSAR, NATURA 2000). More than 400 species. A marabou rookery in the man-made pine-forest. Bird watching. It is possible the observation of rare bird species. Environmental education and sensitization / rethinking of attitudes, perceptions, values.
Chapels of Aghios Nikolaos and Panaghia Pantanassa: wonderful landscape with the two chapels in the “heart” of the lagoon, from which bird watching is possible. A miraculous icon in the second. Revival of the religious emotion.
Local Cuisine: Seafood at the newest village of Avdera and also at the fishing village of Porto Lagos. Traditional dishes.

  • Contracting Authority: C.I.P LEADER+ 2000-2006/ MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE / 383/4-5-2007/  
  • Duration: 2006-2008 
  • Budget: 50.000,00 €,  
  • Lead Partner: LAG SÜDSCHWARZWALD  
  • Project Designer: Dorothea Papathanasiou-Zuhrt 
  • Accessible at: Plunge into the Core of the Earth 
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