Wide experience in European programs, Community initiatives, local development initiatives and action plans, funding schemes, strong private sector presence, extensive experience in managing complex innovative international projects, techno-economic analysis and sustainability studies, relations with most of the stakeholders involved in the project as well as with the islands of Alonissos and Skopelos.

COORDINATING PARTNER

 

Project inspirer and coordinator, designer of the Key Innovative Actions, principal financial analyst and private sector leverage advisor, principal designer of sustainability of proposed project, designer of realistic feasibility and significant returns and projects. Main project manager and coordinator of communication and promotion.

Main representative of the will of the residents, implementer of local development plans, actions and initiatives as well as local quality pacts.

Principal coordinator of social consensus in the design of the ESMP, participant in local employment actions and agreements, training and implementation of the program, major promoter of promotional activities, principal contributor to the design of fixed-site installations, land contribution) to create the required specialized Alonissos diving tourism center.

ALONISSOS HOTELIERS ASSOCIATION

Representation of local interests concerning the tourist industry on the island.

Participation in the social and professional consultation and consensus, participation in planning studies of all the actions of the proposed project, leveraging of private funds for the upgrade of the tourist infrastructure and the product of the island in the direction of the proposed intervention.

Representation of local interests concerning the tourist industry on the island. The association offers accommodation assistance through its office in the port of Alonissos, Patitiri.

Participation in the social and professional consultation and consensus, participation in planning studies of all the actions of the proposed project, leveraging of private funds for the upgrade of the tourist infrastructure and the product of the island in the direction of the proposed intervention.

WOMEN AGROTOURISM ASSOCIATION OF ALONISSOS “IKOS”

Local, cultural, folklore and professional representation of Alonissos women. Experience in preserving the traditions of the area and generating extra income for the local families through building, promoting and selling traditional local products.

Participation in the process of local consultation and social consensus, participation in the design and study of actions and interventions, participation in the creation and promotion of local traditional products of the island, which contribute to the design of an integrated eco-tourism, cultural and sustainable tourism product.

FOLK MUSEUM OF ALONISSOS

A unique museum, was an initiative of the author and former fisherman Costas Mavrikis, who has designed a series of folklore, cultural, military and piracy collections.

Important coordinating role in the island of Alonissos, important contribution to the social dialogue, consultation and local consensus, participation in the study and promoting actions of the overall intervention. Participation in private sector leverage.

Non-Governmental - Environmental Ecological Organization. The movement is a collaboration with EURONATURE (EUROPEAN CULTURAL HERITAGE FUND) on National Park Promotion, Promotion of Mild Development and Ecotourism.

Participation in studies for the documentation of the quality, safety, standardization and promotion of traditional products of Alonissos and Skopelos, as well as for the representation of cultural monuments, the creation of innovative routes of documentation and promotion of folklore customs and participation in the implementation of respective actions.

 

The scuba divers aim to work in underwater activities, providing their knowledge and experience in the sport diving industry, by operating their own diving center. The majority has a significant experience in international diving centers, diving schools, and diving excursions cooperating with people from all over the world.

Participate in the process of local consultation and social consensus, participate in the design and study of actions and interventions, participate in the creation and promotion of the island's tourism product, which contributes to the creation of an integrated eco-tourism, cultural and sustainable tourism product. Participation in the implementation of studies for the promotion of the island's underwater heritage and to leverage resources from the private sector.

ALONISSOS SCUBA DIVERS CLUB

An athletic non-profit club for diving enthusiasts. It was founded with the aim of educating scuba divers and promoting the natural beauty of the area.

Participate in the process of local consultation and social consensus, participate in the design and study of actions and interventions, participate in the creation and promotion of the island's tourism product, which contributes to the creation of an integrated eco-tourism, cultural and sustainable tourism product. Participation in the implementation of studies for the promotion of the underwater natural heritage of the island.

Federation for the promotion of the rights of restaurants and related professionals in Alonissos Island, as well as the promotion of the local cuisine.

Participation in the process of local consultation and social consensus, participation in the design and study of actions and interventions, participation in the creation and promotion of the local traditional products of the island, which contribute to the creation of an integrated eco-tourism, cultural and sustainable tourism product. Participation in leveraging private sector resources.

PANHELLENIC UNION OF MEDIUM FISHERIES

Branch of the Panhellenic Union of Medium Fisheries. The union represents medium fisheries and is promoting the interests of its members by organizing training seminars for owners and employees of medium fishing vessels concerning issues of quality, organization, transferring of know-how, etc.

A very important social partner involved in creating a consensual environment and strong local will to implement the project, participates in planning processes and studies of all actions and initiatives, as the maritime space is also the area of professional activity of its members. In particular, its newest members will form the nucleus for the creation of professional divers and founders and diving managers.

ASSOCIATION OF FRIENDS OF ALONISSOS

A cultural, non-profit organization that consists of people from different countries united by their mutual love for the island of Alonissos. The association is remarkably active in the protection of cultural heritage (disbursement of available resources for the excavations in Agios Dimitrios), in social protection (staffing of the sanitary station), in the tourist promotion of the island (organization of medical conferences) and in the protection of natural environment in collaboration with local authorities.

Participation in all activities related to the cultural, natural and tourist promotion of the island.

MUNICIPAL ENTERPRISE OF STUDIES, PROJECTS AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF ALONISSOS N. MAGNISIAS - DEMEKA SA

A municipal enterprise located inside the Municipality of Alonissos and governed by a 7-member council appointed by the Alonissos Municipal Council. The main activity of Demeka SA is the preservation and dissemination of the cultural heritage of Alonissos Island.

Participation in part of the activities and studies carried out in relation to the island of Alonissos and especially in the techno-economic studies related to the reinforcement of the island's fishermen and sustainability studies in cooperation with Atlantis Consulting SA.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION COMPANY OF ALONISSOS

The public transport company of Alonissos is active in the transport sector of the island, as well as in generating revenue for public works.


Participation in the study for the possible establishment of a ferry company.

CULTURAL CENTER OF ALONISSOS

It was established under the name of Cultural Center - Municipal Library - Gallery - Youth Center and Youth Information Center - Museum - School of Arts - Cultural Tourism Heritage under the supervision of the Municipality of Alonissos.

A contributor to the cultural activities of the island and participates in studies and projects related to the Museum of Alonissos.

SPORTS ORGANIZATION OF MUNICIPALITY OF ALONIS

The Alonissos Athletic Organization was set up to meet the needs of Alonissos citizens. It cares for the creation and operation of sports and gymnasiums, the development of mass sports, as well as the cultivation of physical and mental abilities of the Citizens and especially the young.

As above, participation in the corresponding cultural activities.

AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF ALONISSOS


A significant social consulting body, which in cooperation with the rest of the stakeholders will participate in the studies and actions related to the promotion and standardization of primary traditional products of Alonissos.

HUNTING ASSOCIATION OF ALONISSOS

An important body of collective experience that will contribute to the design and implementation of “paths” for the area of intervention.

The main representative of the inhabitants’ wills and interests, implementer of local development plans, actions and initiatives, as well as of the local quality pacts.

Main coordinator of social consensus in the design of the project, participant in local employment actions and agreements, training and implementation of the program, main body for promotional activities, principal contributor to the design of fixed-site installations, land contribution (property of the municipality) for the creation of Skopelos diving center.

FISHING CLUB OF SKOPELOS “ASTAKOS”


Representation of local professional fishermen and their interests.


A very important social partner involved in creating a consensual environment and strong local will to implement the project, participates in planning processes and studies of all actions and initiatives, as the maritime space is also the area of professional activity of its members. In particular, its newest members will form the nucleus for the creation of professional divers and founders and diving managers. Participation in leveraging private sector resources.

Representation of local interests concerning the tourist industry on the island.


Participation in social and professional consultation and consensus in design studies of all actions of the proposed project, leveraging of private funds for the upgrade of the tourist infrastructure and product of the island in accordance with the proposed intervention.

WOMEN AGROTOURISM ASSOCIATION OF GLOSSA, MUNICIPALITY OF SKOPELOS “GLOSSIOTISSA”

Local, cultural, folklore and professional representation of the women of Skopelos Island. Experience in preserving the local traditions and generating additional income for the local families by building, promoting and selling traditional local products.

Participation in the process of local consultation and social consensus, participation in the design and study of actions and interventions, participation in the creation and promotion of local traditional products of the island, which contribute to the design of an integrated eco-tourism, cultural and sustainable tourism product.

NAUTICAL CLUB OF SKOPELOS

Skopelos Nautical Club is a club for the promotion of water sports, such as sailing, rowing etc.

Participate in the process of local consultation and social consensus, participate in the design and study of actions and interventions, participate in the creation and promotion of the island's tourism product, which contributes to the creation of an integrated eco-tourism, cultural and sustainable tourism product. Participation in the implementation of studies for the promotion of the underwater natural heritage of the island.

COMMERCIAL TOURISM ASSOCIATION OF SKOPELOS

The Skopelos Commercial Tourism Association is a free trade union fighting for the protection of the professional interests of its members, the support and development of solidarity between its members and other participants of the Greek commercial sector, as well as for the promotion of the local commerce and generally the Greek commerce and trade, in accordance to the general interests of the local and wider community.

Participation in social and professional consultation and consensus, design studies of the actions of the proposed project, leveraging private funds to upgrade the tourist infrastructure and product of the island in the direction of the proposed intervention.

This is the management agency of the Northern Sporades National Marine Park, which covers the area of ​​Alonissos, as well as other uninhabited islets. The management agency is responsible for the protection of the area, is involved in research projects for the survival of the Mediterranean monk seal, and for the study, conservation and documentation of the entire ecosystem of the Northern Sporades region.

The management agency has a pivotal role, as all the local and scientific actors of the area are involved in this management agency. The management agency will contribute significantly through dialogue, consultation and consensus building for the proposed intervention, will participate in all studies related to the Park’s conservation and management; the organization of possible increase of diving tourism, the possible creation of diving parks and underwater museums, as well as the design of naval routes, etc. Will also be in charge of the study, documentation and promotion of the Northern Sporades and their unique endemic species. Finally, its role will contribute in creating the eco-touristic environmental profile of the intervention and without the management agency’s permission no action will be implemented in the marine park.

One of the most important European Maritime Research Center with significant infrastructure and scientific experience. Owns two research vessels, manned boats, two submersible vehicles controlled by surface vessels and scientific equipment that can meet the needs of this project. Significant experience in studies related to the sea, such as coastal zone management, marine environment protection, oceanographic and hydrobiological studies, fishery management, support for archaeological research, contribution to maritime transport safety, etc.

HCMR will play an important role in conducting the required studies related to the preservation state of the marine and coastal ecosystem and the maintenance of the environmental equilibrium in the intervention area. The research center's actions include proposals for the protection, documentation and promotion of underwater biodiversity. The research center will document, promote and disseminate the underwater heritage and seabed of the area. The purpose of the above actions is to ensure sustainability while protecting the environment through the network’s actions.


Special Regional Service of the Ministry of Culture. According to the Law 405/1976 (Government Gazette A / 207/1976) the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities is responsible for carrying out archaeological surveillance before any activity at sea. At the same time it organizes cultural events and activities, such as workshops, exhibitions, etc. to promote the Greek underwater cultural heritage.

The Ephorate of Antiquities of the Ministry of Culture will provide the necessary approval and guidance in the implementation of the studies both for the documentation and the promotion of the antiquities of the area as well as for raising public awareness. In particular, EUA is the final beneficiary and coordinator of studies for the establishment and operation of pilot underwater museums, for the establishment and operation of the Maritime Archeology Research Center (will operate under its approval and supervision), and will participate in the documentation study of the underwater archaeological heritage. EUA is also involved in the study and implementation of the creation of a touring exhibition "Visit the Largest Known Classical Shipwreck in Alonissos". In addition, EUA is the final beneficiary of the action to establish the Archeology Research Center.

Study, organization, management and promotion of the Greek tourism product inland and abroad.

The Greek Tourism Organization is a strong supporter of this intervention and will have a supporting role and provide initiatives in promoting the innovative tourism product in Greece and abroad, for the drawing of useful conclusions that will allow the repeatability of the action also in other regions of the country.

HELLENIC INSTITUTE OF MARINE ARCHAEOLOGY – H.I.M.A.

Along with the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities, H.I.M.A. is one of the oldest and most important scientific and research bodies of underwater archaeological activity in Greece and one of the most important in the world. H.I.M.A. is experienced in underwater research, localization of wrecks, documentation, excavation and scientific analysis of conclusions, in establishments of museums, as well as in displaying the results in numerous exhibitions, conferences, publications, lectures.

H.I.M.A. is partner of the project with deep knowledge in research, documentation and raising public awareness on the country's underwater archaeological heritage. Under the approval and guidance of the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities of the Ministry of Culture, will participate in studies of documentation and promotion of the area's underwater antiquities. During the implementation phase of the project, H.I.M.A. will be able to participate and assist in the archaeological documentation and promotion of the findings, the establishment of the underwater museums and the operation of the Naval Archeology Research Center in Alonissos.

Raising public awareness, environmental policy making, and protection of habitats, traditional settlements, and individual buildings.

Participation in studies for the documentation and promotion of the archipelago's cultural heritage, and participation in the implementation of relevant actions with its extensive experience in cultural heritage management, public awareness and dissemination of research material in general.

GREEK DIVING PARKS SA

The first, unique and most specialized operator in the country with the objective of developing Greek diving tourism through the establishment and operation of the first diving parks in Methoni, Pylos and Makronissos. 

Responsible for the financing of the project, as well as the attraction of other potential investors. Participation in: studies related to the development and promotion of the diving product, the delineation and possible operation of diving parks in the archipelago, their detailed specifications, techno-economic viability studies, product integration with the creation of a comprehensive tourism services package and the study of alternative proposals development of diving tourism beyond the creation of diving parks (such as the study and creation of artificial reefs, etc.). Greek Diving Parks SA will also be involved in the preliminary studies for the establishment of two pilot underwater museums, always in cooperation with the other stakeholders involved the project.

D. Markatos & Partners Athens Law Firm

The most experienced and specialized law office in dealing with the underwater environment, the underwater antiquities and the diving tourism. Athens law company D. Markatos & Associates has drafted the basic plan of the Law 3409/05 on recreational diving as well as its executive ministerial decisions and has provided relevant legal and legislative services to a number of public and private entities.

Participates in almost all studies to document and cover legal issues. The study of the already existing legal framework and the creation of proposals for legislation to fill in the legislative gaps related to the implementation of the project, in particular in the context of the operation and location of diving parks, as well as the creation and operation of underwater archaeological museums and/or inland archaeological sites. Finally, Athens law company D. Markatos & Associates will be responsible for drawing up contracts for the implementation of the project.

The unique Department of Ichthyology & Aquatic Environment (DIAE) of the University of Thessaly is responsible for research, education, and technology development and know-how in the scientific fields of fisheries, aquaculture, fish processing and the aquatic environment.   

Research activities cover a wide area in the field of marine investigation. The Department participates in many educational and research programs (Community and National), for the funding of its overall activities.