- YEAR OF GRANT
- CATEGORYSOCIAL WELFARE
- ORGANIZATION LOCATIONKastanea, Laconia
- GRANT LOCATIONGREECE
For repairs and renovations to the infrastructure of the interior road and path network of the village, which were necessary to improve pedestrian and emergency vehicle access to neighborhoods and houses. The road improvements included better paving, lighting, stone structures and plantings.
The repairs and renovations improve access to people’s homes, both for convenience and emergency reasons, and significantly aid efforts to reverse the current trend of population decline.
The improved road infrastructure also allows more people to visit the cave of Kastanea, which currently receives approximately 8,000 visitors a year. The Municipal Enterprise for Tourism Development of Kastanea is a nonprofit organization that falls under the auspices of the Municipality of Kastanea. Its aim is to further develop tourism and maintain the cultural identity of the village, mainly through its work on the development and use of the cave.