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UNESCO bid prepared for Nikopolis site

ATHENS – The candidacy of the archaeological site of Nikopolis in northwestern Greece for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List and preparations to this end were discussed in a meeting between Culture Minister Lina Mendoni, Regional Governor of Epirus Alexandros Kahrimanis and Preveza Mayor Nikos Georgakos at the Ministry of Culture in Athens.

Mendoni said in a statement that the “holistic promotion of Nikopolis, an extensive and particularly important archaeological site with a special cultural heritage,” is a top priority.

The Ministry of Culture, she said, is already implementing projects on specific monuments, with a total budget of approximately 4 million euros, from the resources of the Regional Development Program of Epirus 2014-2021 and the Recovery Fund.

“We are creating a single archaeological site, universally accessible, with restoration and promotion of the monumental wealth of the Roman and early Christian period,” she said, adding that the ministry’s goal is to proceed with the process of preparing the dossier in the coming months, “so that the submission of the candidacy of Nikopolis is ready, based on the guidelines given under the UNESCO Convention.”