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22 January 2021

Miltiadis Fiorentzis, in his conversation with Fay Orfanidou, expresses his views on the times we live in, the theater and coaching.

22 January 2021

Handmade creations combine knowledge and traditional techniques with modern aesthetics to produce functional, useful products and serve practical needs. Local artisans have a two-way relationship with the area in which they live.

21 December 2020

Sustainable tourism, which respects people, the environment and culture, is ideal for this blessed place. This is the belief of Ec(h)o, the local team of Project Resound, a social design organization, which uses its creative skills to bring a positive change in the world.

24 November 2020

What better gift than a book? Katheti compiled in one article all books with a local flavor we managed to discover and we present them to you.

23 November 2020

Michael Daglis talks to us about his writing work, his relationship with the area and much more in an interview at Katheti

23 November 2020

December was always a wonderful, festive month. Decorations, events, lights, cheerful music in the streets, presents, smiles and hugs. This December will definitely be very different from any other, but this doesn’t mean that we have to be different, too. You can always offer a nice gift to your beloved ones or to yourselves. A gift always brings joy, a smile and a bit of the holiday season’s magic to your home.

22 November 2020

Katheti is a cultural and educational center that serves the people of Poros, Troizinia and Methana. We support local artisans and entrepreneurs, students preparing for their futures, and all those who seek to expand their horizons, learn new skills, share knowledge, and celebrate the richness of our culture. Our mission is to galvanize the deep […]

29 October 2020

Some say that people resemble the place they come from. In order to discover the area, its beauty and specificities, the most suitable way is through a gastronomic adventure. The local products and producers are going to reveal surprising hidden treasures, by giving us a glimpse of the Saronic Gulf’s charm.

29 October 2020

“Odyssey’s” Katerina Sakelliou has been keeping us company with her blog “Katerina’s Kouzina” since October 2014. Now, six years later, Katheti selects and presents parts of two of her articles “Odyssey in times of Corona Part 1 and 2” in one article. We believe that the feelings and experiences it conveys are representative of the local communities’ feelings and experiences in these difficult circumstances.

29 October 2020

The Greek lessons and the Painting Workshop for the 2020-2021 school term begin in November 10th, at Katheti. Katheti’s Lessons.

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29 October 2020

Katheti’s volunteer Konstantina Christodoulou talks to us about her life, her work, her relationship with the area and her volunteer work. Konstantina is an important addition to Katheti’s team for the past year, offering Greek language lessons and more. With the contribution of Konstantina, as with that of all our volunteers, we become better and we can achieve even more.

30 September 2020

Katheti visited the space of the association “Cultural Action of Troizina” at the Municipal Office of Troizina.

Litsa Drosinou/Λίτσα Δροσινού
30 September 2020

The chairwoman of “Cultural Action of Troizina” Litsa Drosinou talks to us about the association’s work and her civic engagement. Litsa Drosiniou is 34 years old, and lives and works in Galatas.

Αναζήτηση εργασίας / Job opportunities
20 August 2020

Autumn as a season is typically intertwined with job search, in the urban centers mainly. Job search for the winter season has become more urgent than ever. In Katheti, therefore, we thought that it would be a good idea to collect in one article internet sources about job search. From general content job posting websites to highly specialized portals with tips and news.

20 August 2020

Ritsa Darsinou talks to us about her business activity in the area. Ritsa Darsinou is an innovative entrepreneur, who contributes in the area of Poros and Troizinia-Methana for the last thirty years.

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20 August 2020

In the summer of 2020, we had a new, environmentally friendly arrival in our area. The arrival of the EcoCar in Galatas! Climate change calls for drastic changes to our habits, with the aim to reduce our ecological footprint. Darsinos Services and Ritsa Darsinou recognized this need and took action!

11 August 2020

This summer on Poros is different. TV channels and newspapers are focusing on it. But not on its beauty, food, pine-trees that reach down to the sea. Not on its quaint backstreets and the little islands dotting the sea outside its canal. Nor on Lemonodasos, Villa Galini, the writers and painters that it has inspired. Summer on Poros, having changed a lot in some aspects, has remained the same in many others. You also know this summer. Poros will be here to offer it to you again and again and again. So that, once again, the scent of pine and lemon blossom fill our memories.

22 July 2020

Since 2013, the Ephorate of Antiquities of Piraeus and Islands has been organizing communicative actions and educational programs for the students of Poros and Troizinia-Methana. The art workshop “In the way of…” is part of the program “Vacation at the Museum”.

22 July 2020

In the 21st century, our communications have acquired a completely different form than what we knew. Katheti is also trying to follow this technological development, thus we consider important to present you the ways of communication we use and how we handle them. In this article you can see all the ways in which you can learn our news and be informed about our work.

21 July 2020

Evi Pini talks to us. Her interview at Katheti with the occasion of the workshop “In the way of…”, which took place at the Archaeological Museum of Poros.

18 June 2020

Tatiana Spinari-Pollali, the owner of CITRONNE Galleries on Poros and athens, talks to us about this year’s exhibitions, the gallery and more.

18 June 2020

CITRONNE Gallery opens again this summer and welcomes you to Poros. This year, art historian and owner of the gallery Tatiana Spinari-Pollali opted to create a continuous with the exhibition “Inner Space”, which is presented at the Athens gallery. At the same time, she collaborates for the eighth consecutive year with the Antiquities Ephorate of West Attica, Piraeus and Islands at the Archaeological Museum of Poros. She co-curates the exhibition of Konstantinos Xenakis.

18 June 2020

“What is Katheti?” “What are you doing there?” “How can Katheti help me in my work?”
Katheti’s team, taking into account these and much more questions that are raised from time to time, decided to visit you door to door and inform you. From the end of June, our team will begin an informative action directed to all local professionals.

17 June 2020

Poros, Troizinia and Methana are areas that were loved by artists. The local area has for many years been a source of inspiration for people of the arts. The area, however, hasn’t only harbored artists, it has given birth to many as well. As Katheti, we want to highlight the work and potentially create a network of the local artists, so we tried to document them, starting with visual artists.

01 June 2020

In order to continue offering and add to our free services, we need your support. You can support us in different ways. Learn how:

Mentoring at Katheti / Μέντορινγκ στην Καθετή
30 April 2020

Katheti, within the “Life & Career” Program, is launching a mentoring (guidance) course for young people. Mentoring at Katheti.

14 April 2020

What is a local educational and cultural non-profit organization doing in the midst of Covid-19? Katheti in the age of Covid-19 is adapting, evolving and ultimately developing!

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27 March 2020

Katheti is launching Life & Career, a program of professional and personal development, career guidance and skill building. This program will offer career counseling, coaching sessions and a range of personal and professional development videos. This program is at the heart of Katheti’s goal for the sustainable development of the local area. The services will be provided free of charge or at reduced cost price when they are provided by a third party.

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27 March 2020

Fay Orfanidou, member and and Executive Director of Katheti, holds a BA in Studies in Hellenic Cultural Studies and two MAs: in Social Sciences and in EHR.

24 March 2020

Our library list now hosts a new tab with e-books and audio books available to you for free. The e-Library we collected is available here.

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24 March 2020

Katheti adjusted its schedule to the new circumstances due to Covid-19 and launched a new series of online programs. So, we created a Free Online Painting Workshop. As with the in person workshop, it is addressed to beginners.

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20 March 2020

The case of the 6-year-old D. is an example of the important, many times immediate, reward volunteer work offers. D. is a first grader from India who was born and raised locally. At school, D. was experiencing difficulties that are common in bilingual children. His mother reached out to Katheti for help.

Μένουμε σπίτι - We stay at home
13 March 2020

In this guide, we have conjured, researched and collected solutions that will make your time at home more enjoyable, creative and educational. The activities proposed are for both you and your children or adolescents at home.

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19 February 2020

George Foufas talks to us about his inner journey within himself and his external journeys to places, people and occupations.

Ευρωπαϊκό Σώμα Αλληλεγγύης / European Solidarity Corps
13 February 2020

Katheti supports you to travel abroad through the European Solidarity Corps which aims to promote volunteering for young citizens.

Μάρα Δημοπούλου
23 January 2020

Artist Mara Dimopoulou, the new member of Katheti’s team talks to us about her work, her relationship with the local area, and her plans for the future.

Euroscola 2020
23 January 2020

Student Martha Nikolaidou, won the 3rd place in the Euroscola student competition and belongs to the 24 students who will represent the Attica Regional Education Directorate in the meeting in Strasbourg, on February 27th, 2020.

Η Μαρία Βλάχου μάς μιλά
22 December 2019

Maria Vlachou talks to us about her life and professional activity on Poros as well as about her volunteer work at Katheti.

Εθελοντισμός στην Καθετή / Volunteering at Katheti
22 December 2019

What does volunteer work at Katheti entail, what do Katheti’s volunteers offer and what do they gain? In their own words.

Καλές γιορτές από την Καθετή!
20 December 2019

Season’s greetings from Katheti! May these days be as you wish them to be, with lots of precious moments and beloved people. The local municipalities offer many opportunities for a great time with your loved ones these days. From 22/12 until 5/1, the Municipality of Troizinia-Methana invites us to the Christmas Village on Iroon Square […]

Δανειστική βιβλιοθήκη-αναγνωστήριο Καθετής
30 November 2019

From January 2020, a lending library-reading space will operate at Katheti. Katheti’s lending library-reading space will include classic literature books for children, adolescents and adults, as well as books about the local history and nature, await for you. You can read them in the warm space of Katheti or at home, whenever you like. Something […]

30 November 2019

On November 16 & 17, Katheti hosted the third part of the seminar Resolving Conflicts through Peer Mediation. The newly formed Peer Mediation group of Galatas Junior High School participated in the seminar. Facilitators were once more the volunteers Evgenia Saridou and Maria Louiza Andriakopoulou (“Dialogos Civil Company of Commercial and Family Mediation“). The following […]

27 November 2019

September is the month of education; it’s the time when the first school bell rings and also the time when students, teachers, and parents start setting new goals. Having the preparation of its educational activities as a starting point, Katheti prepared a feature article about education. What are the schools and opportunities available in the […]

30 October 2019

Being an educator requires effort, ongoing learning and development. It is an easier process for persons who live in bigger cities where one can join courses or attend forums and conferences, but it can be a challenge for any teacher who lives and works in a rural area where there are fewer opportunities for lifelong […]

30 October 2019

Maria Pateraki, a Computer Science teacher at Galatas Junior High School, is one of the teachers who participated in the peer mediation seminar organized by Katheti last year. This year, Maria is the teacher who supports the implementation of peer mediation in her school, always in collaboration with the group of students who are going […]

11 September 2019

Katheti has offered unique experiences to locals and visitors alike –and this is not something we have come up with! Please keep reading in order to see how persons who joined our activities spent their time around us.

22 August 2019

Katheti is an educational and cultural centre aiming to provide locals and visitors of the area with the opportunity to learn new things, to develop their skills, and to have fun by attending cultural events. Many of Katheti’s educational activities for the previous school year of 2018-2019, have been designed by Anastasia Karouti, an educator and […]

29 July 2019

The workshop “From Idea into Action” took place on 18 July. What were our impressions of it? -Ioanna Georgiou, student The workshop “From Idea into Action” was not only an experience of realization, but also an opportunity to look at ourselves and our ideas straight in the eye. Both the workshop goals and methodology were […]

26 July 2019

On occasion of the activities of the 2nd Craft Festival organised on Poros in July, such as the opening of Poros lending and exchange library, we talked with Eleni Pavlou, a professional weaver and the festival’s “soul”. Eleni talked to us about her work and “Ergani” weaving workshop, about creativity and about how important it […]

07 July 2019

It started as a joke between friends, but it turned out to become a great summer experience: the 2nd Poros Craft Festival is going to take place on 13-14 July, in Ermou street. Activities include a photography exhibition featuring what we love on Poros and crafts for kids. This year, all workshops will have recycling […]

03 July 2019

On the occasion of the photography exhibition organized by Katheti about “Sotiris” taverna from 13 July to 31 October, we talked with Vasilis Kolokithas, the professional cinematographer and amateur photographer who depicted the inside of Poros island taverna where Katheti will shortly be hosted. Vasilis visited the historical building which remained closed for sixteen years […]

29 May 2019

We had the great pleasure to talk with Melachrinos Velentzas, member of Experimento group and one of the protagonists of the alternative theatrical performance “Lemon”. The performance travelled to Galatas and took place at Klados farm on 18 May. For the time being, Experimento is preparing the performance of 20 & 21 July on Poros, as well […]

21 May 2019

My decision to move to a small island of the Saronic Gulf turned out to be a wise one. Honestly, it was one of the best experiences I have ever had in my life; it certainly was not easy, but it was undoubtedly priceless. An amazing article about Poros in flowmagazine.gr!

15 October 2018

The first week of October was full; new faces, new experiences, many discussions about things we daily go through, but we rather not focus on. How can someone meet people in a small rural town and in an even smaller island? How can one talk about their experience of migrating and adapting in a place with people who have […]