• Contribution to tourism development
  • Awareness about the Art of Stone
  • Encouraging the acquisition of further knowledge and information
  • Operation of "School of Stone" and Digital Exhibition Centers.

The Project

The region of Konitsa, as well as the wider cross-border region, has left an indelible mark over the years through the art of its craftsmen. Imposing stone monuments as well as simple buildings testify to the particularity with which the craftsmen of the region created constructions that would be architectural examples of elegance and craftsmanship all over the world.

Creating interactive digital content

Creation of interactive digital material that will be available to the public through the created “Digital Exhibition Centers”

Three-dimensional (3D) Rendering of Important Monuments

Three-dimensional (3D) Imaging of Important Monuments from both sides (e.g. Konitsa Bridge, Katiu Bridge, Molyvdoskepasti Monastery, Dormition of the Virgin Premeti).

Digital game based on the techniques of building a stone monument

Digital game based on the techniques of building a stone monument for children and adults

Creating a content platform

Creation of a content platform that will be available to the wider public as a touristic and educational tool.


The general objective of the project is to preserve and highlight the Stone Art and tradition of the regions of Epirus and South Albania as an integral cultural element of the intervention areas and to utilize it effectively in the field of thematic tourism. These two areas are rich in natural landscape and excellent monuments that combined with the cultural local tradition can give impetus to the thematic and alternative tourism development. The main axes of the project are on the one hand the scientific documentation and recording of the craftsmen’s art to highlight important stone monuments with the use of modern digital media and the active participation and interaction of the visitors and on the other hand the preservation of the craftsmen’s art as an educational tool for future generations .

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