Karyes Pafsanias



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  • News Bulletin - Autumn 2022 PDF
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      Karyes Summer 2022: The return of normality 1
      Religious Celebrations 1
      Summer 2022: Cultural Events in Karyes
      2
      Album presentation: ARACHOVA | Dances and Songs from Karyes of Laconia 2
      The "Archovitica Panighyria" organized with great success once again 3
      A painting exhibition by the Greek – American Karyatis Ms Fotini Christofiles 3
      July events 3
      August Events 4
      Karyes Cultural Club: Lottery draw results 4
      Karyes Blood Bank 4
      The lights were turned on at Panaghia 4
      Karyes Primary School annual day trip 5
      A certified Training Seminar in Basic Life Support using Automatic External Defibrillator is going to take place in Karyes 5
      Karyates Association's building 5
      The "Karyatis: Sports Club news 5
      The works of the restoration of the Saint Anargyri Chapel are almost completed 5
      SOCIAL NEWS 6
  • News Bulletin - Summer 2022 PDF
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      KARYES LAKONIA MEMORY AND CULTURE CENTRE
      THE PROJECT NEAR ITS COMPLETION
      1
      THE KARYATES ASSOCIATION ANNUAL SUMMER DANCE EVENT 1
      THE KARYATES ASSOCIATION GENERAL ASSEMBLY 1
      DONATIONS IN FAVOR OF THE KARYES LAKONIA MEMORY AND CULTURE CENTRE 1
      Fire on Parnonas Mountain 2
      Works at the Sakali Fountain 2
      Presentation of the «Areti» Tavern in the Greek National Television 2
      Installation of wooden benches 2
      Financing of the St. Andrew Church roof's repair by the the Kerhoulas Trust 2
      The famous Greek Telepresentative Ms Ioanna Maleskou in Karyes 2
      The works of the irrigation project at the Karvelo site are completed 2
      Strong hail in Karyes 2
      Motorcyclists meeting in Karyes 2
      KARYES 2022 EASTER CELEBRATIONS 3
      THE ST CONSTANTINE AND ST HELEN RELIGIOUS CELEBRATION 3
      THE RELIGIOUS CELEBRATION OF ST GEORGE 3
      Karyates Spring Gathering in Karyes Park at Gastonia N.C. 4
      Organised initiative by the Karyes Cultural Club for the village's cleaning 4
      Restrictive Measures Petition 4
      The Caryatides Trails n.1 dedicated in the memory of Christos Drakopoulos 4
      Invitation for mountain guide sfrom the Kerhoulas Trust 4
      STORY-TELLINGS AND TRADITIONS FROM THE VILLAGES OF NORTHERN LACONIC PARNON 4
      TWO YOUNG KARYATES PASSED AWAY 4
      THEY PASSED AWAY 5
      THE 1ST RACE OF THE 2022 SOUTH GREECE SCRABLE MOTOCYCLE CHAMPIONSHIP TOOK PLACE IN KARYES 6
      ANOTHER METAL FOR EVANGELIA KOPSIAFTIS' BIOLOGIC OLIVE OIL (EVOLIA) 6
  • News Bulletin - Spring 2022 PDF
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      THE KARYATES ASSOCIATION LOTTERY DRAW 1
      THE COMPATRIOTS SUPPORT THE VISION OF THE KARYES MEMORY AND CULTURE CENTRE 1
      INVITATION TO A GENERAL ASSEMBLY 1
      A COLD WINTER 2
      TECHNICAL WORKS TENDER COMPLETION FOR WORKS IN KARYES 2
      RELIGIOUS CELEBRATIONS: The "fota" (Jesus Baptism) 2
      THE DONATION OF THE "STAVROS NIARCHOS" FOUNDATION FOR
      THE NEW SPARTA HOSPITAL HAS BEEN ACCEPTED BY THE GREEK GOVERNMENT
      2
      THE SPECTACULAR STORY OF AMERICA'S FIRST KARYATIS 3
      THE "ATRAPOS" CHOOSE KARYES 4
      KARYES AT THE PUBLIC TELEVISION'S (ERT1 -ERTWORLD) MORNING SHOW 4
      KARYES CHURCH COUNCIL NEW YEAR'S PIE 4
      "KARYATIS" SPORTS CLUB GENERAL ASSEMBLY 4
      EXCURSION OF ACHARNES ATTICA NATIONAL MOUNTAINING ASSOCIATION IN KARYES 4
      «MOREAS WINTER TRIAL»: REGULARITY MASTER HISTORIC CAR RACE
      IN PARNONAS AND TAYGETOS MOUNTAINS
      4
      THEY PASSED AWAY 5
      TELLING STORIES AND TRADITIONS FROM THE VILLAGES OF NORTHERN LACONIC PARNON 5
      THE KARYATID' S RETURN 6
      TAYGETOS: THE "MALE" MOUNTAIN 6
  • News Bulletin - Winter 2021-22 PDF
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      The construction works for the creation of the Karyes Memory and Culture Centre continues 1
      The feast of the patron saint of Karyes, Apostle Andrew 1
      The Karyes Centre of Memory and Culture acquired a website 1
      2021: Religious Holidays in the chapels of Karyes 2
      World's basketball legend Panagiotis Giannakis and other international veteran Greek basketball players in Karyes to honor the memory of Barba Giannis Kostalas 3
      AUTUMN IN KARYES: Finally, Karyes is now established as a destination with a Pan-Hellenic impact 4
      Greek's National Television (E.R.T.) music show "The salt of the Earth" in Karyes 5
      World Mountain Biking Championship Race 5
      Antique cars Rally 5
      Efstratios Arist. Kostalas passed away suddenly on 11.25.2021 in Moscow at the age of 66 6
      They passed away 6
      Distinction for a compatriot visual artist 6
      Research of the Athens Agricultural University for plane trees and oaks 6
  • News Bulletin - Autumn 2021 PDF
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      Celebrating 30 issues of the News Bulletin 1
      Karyes' Patron Saints St. Paraskevi and St. Panteleimon
      celebration
      1
      A Memorial Service for the Karyes' benafactor Kerhoulas 2
      Panagiotis Kopsiaftis Award The expatriate Karyatis deserves congratulations once again 2
      Summer of 2021: Cultural events in Karyes 2
      Congratulations and Wishes for the 30 issues of the News Bulletin 3
      Celebrating the 30 issues of the News Bulletin 3
      Celebrating August 15th in Karyes 3
      Annual reception of the "ST ANARGIRI CLUB" 3
      KARYES FIRE SAFETY: General Assembly and elections 3
      ANNOUNCEMENT - REPORT OF KERCHOULA TRUST CLUB 4
      Elections for the new BoD 4
      SOCIAL NEWS 5
      They passed away 5
      A great Greek, Ioannis Efstratios Kostalas, passed away at the age of 85 on Sunday, October 10, 2021 in New York 6
  • News Bulletin - Summer 2021 PDF
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      THE ELECTIONS FOR THE KARYATES ASSOCIATION'S NEW BoD
      TOOK PLACE SUCCESSFULLY
      1
      R E P O R T Of the three member KARYATES ASSOCIATION'S AUDIT COMMITTEE 2
      The new Board of Directors of the Karyates Association 3
      THE CARYATIDS MONUMENT: Efforts to construct the stone path 3
      SPORTS DISTINCTIONS FOR YOUNG KARYATES 3
      Update on the status at Ecclesiastical Council of Agios Andreas –Karyes 4
      Announcement from the "Karyatis" Sports Club 4
      A MESSAGE OF STRONG UNITY BY THE KARYTIC CLUBS 5
      SOCIAL NEWS 6
  • News Bulletin - Spring 2021 PDF
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      PROGRAM "OUR ANCESTORS' ROOTS" 1
      The projects for the Memory and Culture Center are progressing thanks to the help of all of us 1
      200 YEARS (1821-2021) CELEBRATING THE GREEK REVOLUTION
      The history of two illuminated Karyates: The forgotten Lambrides brothers
      2
      The history of two illuminated Karyates: The forgotten Lambrides brothers 3
      TRADITIONAL KARYATIC PRODUCTS 4
      "PARNON HERBS" (VOTANA PARNONA) 4
      "PARNON SANCTUARY" (PARNONA ADYTO) 4
      The renovation of the Trakas coffee shop 4
      TRADITIONAL KARYATIC PRODUCTS 5
      Creamery "Arachovitiko": Enjoy food quality! 5
      TPARNON HONEY (MELI PARNONOS): Sioutos Family 5
      Rachi Square: Project completed 6
      NEWS FROM OVERSEAS 6
  • News Bulletin - Winter 2020-21 PDF
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      2021: Thoughts and hopes for the new year 1
      Adelphotis Arahoviton Karyae Gastonia - Charlotte 2
      President' s message at the annual summer gathering August 18, 2019 2
      The Foundation 2
      Two strong supporters of the Brotherhood passed away 2
      A significant cotribution from a distinguished Karyatis 3
      Adelphotis "AI KARYAE" Toronto Canada: The summer meeting 3
      A distinguished Canadian Karyatis passed away 3
      The new elected Board of Directors of the Chicago Adelphotis 3
      The upward course of a distinguished Karyatis: 2019 bronze metal, 2020 silver metal and 2021 Golden metal 4
      The comparison with the well-known cod liver oil 4
      Fall and winter Karyatic moments 4
      The renovation of Rachi square 5
      A cave in Karyes: "the cave of Kalos" 5
      A letter to all the Compatriots 6
      KARYES MEMORY AND CULTURE CENTER: KARYES MEMORY AND CULTURE CENTER 6
      Contributions for the Karyates Association 6
      The works have begun and the dream becomes a reality 6
  • News Bulletin - Autunm 2020 PDF
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      Karyes Memory and Culture Center
      Moving forward: The vision is becoming a reality
      1
      A "strange" summer 2
      July 26, St. Paraskevi fest 2
      July, 27 St. Panteleimon fest 2
      August 15, Assumption of Virgin Mary fest 2
      "KARYATIS" Sports Club: Summer Activities, The elections, The Financial Report 3
      Karyes Church Council 3
      Karyes Blood Bank 3
      Karyes Cultural Club: The financial report, The winners of the Lucky draw, Music events 4
      International Games and Panhellenic Mountain Biking Championship 4
      Karyes Cultural Club: Elections 5
      Kerchoulas Trust: Βicycle routes Signaling 5
      Efstratios Kostalas: A top sports manager from Karyes 6
      In memory of Nikos Voukides 6
      SOCIAL NEWS 6
  • News Bulletin - Summer 2020 PDF
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      The project of the Memory and Culture Centre has been launched 1
      The Great Challenge 1
      Kerhoulas Trust: The Trail's forming and signaling completed 2
      International Mountain Cycling Race "Sparta MTB Races" returns to Karyes 2
      The Greek Mountain Cycling Championship in Karyes on July 18 2
      The renovation of Rachi Square, one step before its implementation 3
      Meeting of the Local Coordinating Body for Civil Protection of the Municipality of Sparta 3
      Donations to the Karyates Association in memory of Telis (Aristotelis) Diamantouros 3
      Repair works at the St. Anargyri Chapel 3
      The Karyes' barber shop: A small space with endless memories closes 3
      Karyes public space cleaning 3
      Sparta Institute: Planning the celebrations for the 200 years anniversary of the Greek Revolution 3
      Kerhoulas Trust: Annual Report of Actions of the Board of Directors (BoD) - Part B 4
      The utilization of the Karyes' water resources 4
      The implementation of tourism and culture projects 5
      SOCIAL NEWS 6
      The Sound Recording of Karyes' traditional Greek songs 6
      A Delegation of the Karyates Association met
      the Sparta's mayor Mr. Petros Doukas
      6
      Canada: the spring meeting 6
  • News Bulletin - Spring 2020 PDF
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      The time of self-meditation and individual responsibility 1
      Karyes at the time of the Pandemic of Corona Virus 1
      "The development of Karyes" Part III 1
      The Apokries (carnival) in Karyes 1
      Postponement of the dance of the Karyates Association 1
      The Arachovitan Brotherhood «AI KARYAE», Gastonia-Charlotte: The 2019 summer festival (Panighyri) 2
      The Arachovitan Brotherhood «AI KARYAE», Toronto: The "Makaronada" dance 2
      SOCIAL NEWS 3
      An offer from Australia: Karyes in English Wikipedia 3
      Panos Darmos, a generous Karyatis in Melbourne 3
      ANNOUNCEMENT 3
      KERCHOULAS TRUST: Annual Report of Actions of the Board of Directors– Α΄ Part 4
      Murder of our compatriot in Chicago 4
      They passed away 4
      Taking a serious decision 5
      The region of Lakonia upgrate its health care system: The new Sparta Hospital
      The great donation of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (S.N.F.)
      6
      Eurotas: The famous lakonian river 6
  • Special Edition - The Development of Karyes (1990-2020) - Part 3 PDF
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      INTRODUCTION The creation of modern Karyes (1990-2020) 1
      INTRODUCTION 2
      Ι. 1990-2000: The completion of the infrastructures 3
      ΙΙ. 2000-2010: The Karyes second "golden" era 4
      ΙΙΙ. 2010-2020: The economic crisis and the reaction 6
      IV. TO THE FUTURE
      The new big project: Lakonia Memory and Culture Center
      8
      The new Rachi Square and the lighting of the Monuments 8
      The exploitation of the money of the Testament of Kerchoulas 9
      EPILOGUE 9
  • News Bulletin - Winter 2019-20 PDF
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      KARYES NOVEMBER 30, 2019: THE CELEBRATION OF SAINT ANDREW (AGHIOS ANDREAS FEST) 1
      SUNDAY MARCH 8: The Annual Dance of the Karyates Association in Athens 1
      The great tribute to the history of the Karyes infrastructure continues 1
      AUTUMN IN KARYES 2
      Religious celebrations 2
      On the 26-28 October in Karyes 2
      Excursion of residents of Karyes to Athens on December 14th 2
      WORKS IN KARYES: The new formation of Rachi Square 3
      The Completion of the information plates installation 3
      The maintenance of the Assumption (PANAGHIA) Chapel 3
      The reconstruction of the reredos (iconostasis) of Agios Nikolaos chapel 3
      KARYES NOVEMBER 30, 2019: THE CELEBRATION OF SAINT ANDREW (AGHIOS ANDREAS FEST) (continue from page 1) The reception at the Karyes' Community Hall 3
      News of the Arachovites Brotherhood of Canada "AI KARYAI" 4
      The works for the maintenance of the Park 4
      The 39th Summer Gathering (panighyri) 4
      The annual fall meeting - The Christmass feast 4
      Arachovites Brotherhood of Gastonia-Charlotte "AI KARYAI" The new Board of Directors 4
      Australia: they passed away 4
      Kerchoulas Association: Developing a support program for local producers in Karyes 5
      Department of Pharmacology and Chemistry of Natural Products of the Athens University School of Pharmacy: This year's Laconia olive oil is ranked in the highest rating because of its high phenols 5
      Offers from our compatriots 6
      Α Library donated by Paraskevas (Paris) Diamantouros 6
      Special Thanks to the Karyates Association 6
      Karyes: Another Snowy New Year's Eve 6
  • Special Edition - The Development of Karyes (1950-1990) - Part 2 PDF
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      INTRODUCTION The creation of modern Karyes (1950-1990) 2
      The Karyates' clubs in Greece 2
      The Karyates' Brotherhoods overseas 3
      The goal 3
      Α. BASIC INFRASTRUCTURES
      Ι. Irrigation: The «Desi» Reservoir and the grooves
      4
      ΙΙ. Electricity, Water Supply and Road Network 4
      III. The Sports Center 5
      IV. The Medical dispensary and the Post Office 5
      B. EMBELLISHMENT
      I. The Karyes' new Central Square and the new St. Andrew Church
      6
      II. The other landscaping works 8
      III. The Karyatides Monument: The Dream becomes a Reality 10
      CONCLUSION
      A modern and beautiful settlement
      12
      The failure to create organized farming 12
      The return from America and Australia 12
  • News Bulletin - Autumn 2019 PDF
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      KARYES 2019 – A Review of the Summer Events 1
      The Karyates Worldwide Association: Annual Pan-Karyates Reunion - One Step Closer to the Implementation of the Big Project 1
      THE TRANSFORMATION OF KARYES - A Tribute to the History of the Village 1
      KARYES – SUMMER EVENTS 2019
      CULTURAL HERITAGE, TRADITION, CHRISTIAN FAITH MEET THE MODERN MAN
      2
      An Evening Devoted to Young Artists from Karyes 2
      Greek Traditional and Folk Dance Show 2
      Beer Party : SPARTAN BEER 2
      The "ARACHOVITIKA PANIYIRIA" Festivals had a Large Attendance 3
      Worship Of the sacred relics of Aghia Paraskevi in Karyes 3
      Children's Party 3
      The Assumption of Virgin Mary, August 15, in Karyes 4
      The Annual Dance of the Karyates Worldwide Association at Aghia Paraskevi 4
      Big "paniyiri" Festival – Musical Night Hosted by the Karyes Cultural Club at the "Karyatis Stadium" 4
      SOCIAL NEWS 4
      ELECTIONS 2019 5
      SOCIAL NEWS 5
      KARYES' CLUB AND BROTHERHOOD'S NEWS 6
      The Ecclesiastical Council of Karyes – Volunteer Team for the Support and Maintenance of Churches and Chapels 6
  • Special Edition - The Development of Karyes (1920-1950) - Part 1 PDF
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      INTRODUCTION - The Arachova's situation at the beginning of the 20th century 2
      I. 1920: A CRUCIAL YEAR FOR KARYES' FUTURE
      The immigrants react and the village wakes up
      3
      ΙΙ. 1930's
      The Golden Era
      4
      III. KARYES BEFORE THE OUTBREAK OF THE II WORLD WAR
      Unprecedented Prosperity
      5
      IV. DISASTER AND RECONSTRUCTION (1945-1950) 6
  • News Bulletin - Summer 2019 PDF
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      THE VILLAGE OF KARYES IS LOOKING FORWARD TO WELCOME RELATIVES AND FRIENDS TO A LIVELY AND ENTERTAINING SUMMER 1
      WORSHIPPERS VENERATE THE SACRED RELICS OF AGHIA PARASKEVI AT KARYES 1
      ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION OF PANAGIOTIS KERCHOULAS TRUST 1
      "APOKRIES" CARNIVAL AND CLEAN MONDAY 2
      THE WINTER NEVER WANTED TO LEAVE THIS YEAR 2
      SCHEDULE OF EVENTS TO PROMOTE THE VILLAGE OF KARYES FROM THE KARYES CULTURAL CLUB 2
      Commemoration of Aghios Konstantinos and Aghia Eleni in Karyes 2
      EASTER 2019 3
      Commemoration of Aghios Georgios 3
      Commemoration of Zoodochos Pigi 3
      INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN BIKE RACES IN KARYES 4
      A young Karyatis in the winners 4
      PALAIOLOGIA 2019 4
      THE FESTIVALS IN KARYES IN THE 20TH CENTURY 5
      OTHER CELEBRATIONS DURING THE YEAR 5
      ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION OF PANAGIOTIS KERCHOULAS TRUST 5
      A prominent Karyatis died: Dimetrios Ioan. Prekezes 5
      THE KARYATES GATHER ABROAD 6
      Canada: The annual spring opening of Karyes Park 6
      "Makaronada Dance" 6
      Australia: Karyates gathering in Melbourne, Fall 2019 6
      The "Association of Attica Lacedaemonians" awarded Ms. Annita Gkleka – Prekeze 6
      SOCIAL NEWS: THEY PASSED AWAY 6
  • News Bulletin - Spring 2019 PDF
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      KARYATES ASSOCIATION: THE ANNUAL "PITA" DANCE 1
      THE BULLETIN'S SPECIAL FEATURES CONTINUE 1
      CULTURAL EVENTS IN KARYES DURING THE WINTER 2
      THE CELEBRATION OF THE KARYES PATRON SAINT APOSTLE ANDREW 2
      The inauguration of the renovated event hall of the Karyes Community Building 2
      The presentation of the book: "20th Century Stories, Traditions, Narratives from the villages of Northern Lacedaemon" 2
      CHRISTMAS IN KARYES 3
      A WHITE NEW YEARS' EVE 3
      THE KARYES CHURCH COUNCIL'S "PITTA CUTTING" 3
      FEBRUARY: FLOOD IN KARYES 3
      CAUTION: INFORMATION FOR THE NATIONAL LAND REGISTRATION PROGRAMME 3
      SPECIAL FEATURE: THE GREEK WAR OF INDEPENDENCE IN 1821 IN KARYES AND THE VILLAGES OF MT. PARNON 4
      THE EVENTS OF THE REVOLUTION AND THEIR EFFECT ON THE VILLAGES OF MT. PARNON 4
      FEATURE: KARYES' DANCE CLUB 5
      THE MEDIEVAL MONASTERY CAVE OF AGHIA KYRIAKI VAMVAKOU 5
      SOCIAL NEWS 6
      THE OFFERS FOR THE RENOVATION OF THE KARYATIDES MONUMENT 6
  • News Bulletin - Winter 2018-19 PDF
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      THE CONCLUTION OF TWO GREAT PROJECTS 1
      THE MAINTENANCE OF THE CARYATIDS MONUMENT 1
      PLACEMENT OF INFORMATION SIGNS 1
      SPECIAL FEATURES PRESS RELEASE 1
      ACKNOWLDEGMENTS 1
      THE START OF THE SCHOOL YEAR: THE SCHOOL BELL RANG IN KARYES AGAIN THIS YEAR 1
      SOCIAL NEWS 2
      THE STORY OF THE STATUES SITUATED AT THE KARYES MAIN ROAD 2
      Agios Ioannis at the Clock tower 3
      The birthday of Virgin Mary at "Foteinou" in Karyes 3
      The Volunteer Support Group of the Karyes' Church Council The work continues at an intense pace 3
      Aghios Dimitrios Celebration 3
      Special Feature: The History of Education in Karyes 4
      Special Feature: The History of Education in Karyes 5
      THE KARYATES' BROTHERHOODS NEWS 6
      KARYATES BROTHERHOOD, TORONTO ONTARIO CANADA 6
      A RAINY BUT GREEN SUMMER 6
  • News Bulletin - Autumn 2018 PDF
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      BEAUTIFUL AND BURSTING WITH LIFE THE SUMMER IN KARYES 1
      KARYES 2018: RELIGIOUS CELEBRATIONS 1
      SUMMER TIME AT KARYES 2018: CULTURAL FESTIVITIES 2
      A painting and jewelery Exhibition from Mr. Pantelis Kontakis and Mrs. Mata Floros 2
      A music night at the Karyes central square 2
      A class reunion 2
      KARYES CHURCH COUNCIL / TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS 3
      KARYES CULTURAL CLUB 4
      KARYES PRIMARY SCHOOL 4
      KARYATIS" SPORTS CLUB 4
      WORKS AT THE SKIOURIS HOUSE 4
      SOCIAL NEWS 4
      THE KARYATES ASSOCIATION'S NEWS 5
      THE SUMMER RECEPTION 5
      THE DANCE 5
      THE CARYATIDS MONUMENT: The modern Karyates honor the Ancient Karyes 6
      A RAINY BUT GREEN SUMMER 6
  • News Bulletin - Summer 2018 PDF
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      THE SUMMER EVENTS SCHEDULE 1
      SOCIAL NEWS 2
      His Eminence Metropolitan Efstathios of Monemvasia and Sparta has been declared Honorary Citizen of Sparta 2
      THE FUTURE OF KARYES Meeting of the local producers and businessmen 2
      Students from Augusta University, Georgia, and the University of California, Berkeley visit Karyes 2
      K A R Y E S : E A S T E R 2 0 1 8 3
      Commemoration of Aghios Georgios 3
      Commemoration of Aghios Konstantinos and Aghia Eleni 3
      The new Board of Directors of Karyes Fire Protection Unit 3
      KARYES LAKONIA MEMORIAL AND CULTURAL CENTER 4
      The Trip of the Karyates Association 4
      PRESERVATION AND COMPLETION OF THE CARYATIDS MONUMENT 5
      WWW.KARYES.GR: Our site becomes multilingual 5
      Conductor G. Aravidis with Orchestra Simfonietta at Palaiologia 2018 5
      THE "KARYATIS" SPORTS CLUB'S NEWS 6
      THE KARYATES BROTHERHOODS' NEWS 6
      The inauguration of the Mystras Grand Palace Resort & Spa hotel by Dimitrios and Georgia Kaloeidi 6
  • News Bulletin - Spring 2018 PDF
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      Triennial Review 2014-2017 1
      The elections of our Association's new Board of Directors and a new Audit Committee 1
      Triennial Review 2014-2017 2
      The "cutting of Vassilopita" of the Karyates Association 2
      Laconian Products Exhibition 2
      Τhe annual spring dance of our Association was successfully organized 3
      The Brotherhood of Canada 3
      THE CELEBRATION OF THE GREEK NATIONAL INDEPEDENCE DAY (MARCH 25th) IN TORONTO THE PARTICIPATION OF THE KARYATES BROTHERHOOD 3
      TRIPS TO MT. PARNONAS 4
      TRIPS TO MT. PARNONAS 5
      A photo to treasure! 5
      SOCIAL NEWS 6
      LOCAL NEWS 6
  • News Bulletin - Winter 2017-2018 PDF
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      INVITATION IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR THE ELECTION OF A NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS- CUTTING "THE NEW YEAR'S VASILOPITA" 1
      INVITATION OF THE KARYATES ASSOCIATION FOR OUR ANNUAL DANCE 1
      CHRISTMAS ΙΝ KARYES 1
      KARYATIS SPORTS CLUB General Assembly results 2
      General Assembly for the "PANAGIOTIS KERHOULA HERITAGE" 2
      THE PROJECT "MAINTENANCE OF KARYES-NATIONAL ROAD SPARTIS-TRIPOLIS SOUTH SECTOR)" WAS COMPLETED 2
      THE APOSTOLOS ANDREAS FEAST (KARYES PATRON SAINT) WAS CELEBRATED 3
      THE KARYATES' BROTHERHOODS NEWS 4
      PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE 4
      F O U N D A T I O N 4
      The Board of Directors and Officers of the Arachoviton Brotherhood AI KARYAE (GASTONIA - CHARLOTTE) for the period 2016-17 4
      PHOTOS FROME THE 2015 ANNUAL SUMMER PICNIC (KARYES PARK, GASTONIA) 4
      KARYATES BROTHERHOOD, TORONTO ONTARIO CANADA 5
      The Modern Karyates for the Karyatids Monument 6
      SOCIAL NEWS 6
  • News Bulletin - Autumn 2017 PDF
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      A BEAUTIFULL SUMMER IN KARYES 1
      JYLY 1
      AUGUST 2
      The results of the of the Karyates Association lottery 2
      SEPTEMBER 3
      The Modern Karyates for the Karyatids Monument 4
      Marriage and Christening Announcements 4
      BRIEF NEWS 5
      Athanasios Matalas 6
  • News Bulletin - Summer 2017 PDF
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      THE SUMMER EVENTS SCHEDULE 1
      ANNOUNCEMENT 1
      EASTER 2017 2
      The Results of the General Assembly of the residents for the location of a Recycling Materials Collection Center 2
      Unprecedented destruction by hail In Vourvoura and at the Karyes plateau 2
      Karyes Sports Centre: The works began 2
      Renovated playground 2
      Placing of information signs 3
      Karyes Primary School 3
      The celebration of the Holy Spirit in Karyes 3
      Timed Rally Challenge in Karyes 3
      THE HISTORY OF KARYES PRESENTED IN THE 5TH PANHELLENIC CONFERENCE OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ARCAHEOLOGY 4
      SAINOPOULEIO AMPHITHEATER – 30 years of existence 4
      EXCURSIONS IN OUR VILLAGE AND TEGEA WITH THE INITIATIVE OF OUR ASSOCIATION 5
      A N N O U N C E M E N T 5
      MAINTENANCE AND COMPLETION OF THE CARYATIDS MONUMENT 6
  • News Bulletin - Spring 2017 PDF
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      THE COMPLETION OF THE RENOVATION OF THE CARYATIDS 1
      ANNOUNCEMENT 1
      TORONTO BROTHERHOOD 2016: A YEAR FULL OF ACTIVITIES 2
      OUR POINT OF VIEW 2
      SOCIAL NEWS 3
      "The Nutcracker" Reading Club is suspending its Operation 4
      Reportage of SKAI TV "Istories" concerning the Kerchoula Trust 4
      4th International Food-Drink Expo 4
      The Carnival festivities at Karyes 4
      Announcement of the D.E.Y.A. concerning the regulation of water and sewerage debts 4
      OUR COMPATRIOTS' DISTINCTIONS 5
      Compatriot Architect Mr. John Karahalios at the "GR80s" Exhibition 5
      The Basketball Museum Y.M.C.A. OF Thessaloniki honors compatriot John (Ioannis) Kostalas 5
      A Karyatis plays bouzouki at the White House on the occasion of the Greek Independence Day 5
      Christoula Charakas in a special show at the Onassis Foundation's House of Arts and Letters 5
      THE TRADITIONAL GUESTHOUSE OF OUR COMPATRIOT MR VASILEIOS ARDAMIS WAS AWARDED AGAIN 5
      THE ANNUAL DANCE OF THE KARYATES ASSOCIATION 6
      THE ROAD SKOURA-PIRI IS COMPLETED 6
  • News Bulletin - Winter 2016-2017 PDF
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      WINTER GATHERING 1
      4TH GASTRONOMY & WALNUT FESTIVAL IN VAMVAKOU 1
      THE FAMOUS RALLY SPRINT "MOLON LABE" IS HOSTED AGAIN IN KARYES 1
      The presentation of the Cultural & Remembrance Centre of Karyes Lakonia 2
      Α. STRUCTURE & PROGRAM BUILDING 2
      Β. OUTER FACES 3
      C. INDOOR BUILDING SPACE 3
      D. EXHIBITION 3
      D. EXHIBITION 4
      E. CONCLUSION 5
      KERCHOULAS TRUST 5
      Issue raised during the discussion at the Sparta Municipal Council: The Project of the construction of a power plan in Karyes 5
      SOCIAL NEWS 5
      WELCOMING WINTER IN KARYES WITH THE TRADITIONAL FEAST AT WHICH BOILED MEAT IS SERVED 6
      DURING THE GREEK NATIONAL HOLIDAY OF OCTOBER, 28TH OUR BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE WAS FULL OF PEOPLE & FULL OF LIFE! 6
      KARYES LACONIA: WORLD HEALTH INNOVATION SUMMIT- GREECE 2016 6
      KEEPING THE VILLAGE ALIVE 6
  • News Bulletin - Autumn 2016 PDF
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      A SUMMER FULL OF EVENTS 1
      A jewel in the square 1
      Karyes has a Pharmacy Store 1
      The Karyes Blood Bank organized its 2006 Summer Blood Donation 1
      The new board of the Karyes Cultural Club 1
      2nd song festival at the "Archontiko tou Parnona" hotel 2
      Athanasios Matalas Memory conference 2
      Our "panigyria" (traditional festivals) 2
      "Wine and spirit" at Karyes 2
      A Music Event in the "Arachovitika Kalyvia" 3
      The celebration of the Assumption 3
      SOCIAL NEWS: George Arthanasiou Boukides passed away in California 3
      Thanks to 3
      The annual reception of the Karyates Association 4
      The musical evening at the Municipal Clock ("Roloi") 4
      A star watching night 4
      The annual summer dance of the Worldwide Karyates Association 4
      10th Panhellenic Sortie of amateur astronomers - New Record at the Parnon astronomical appointment 5
      The historic Athletic Association of Vourvoura organized Athletics Games 5
      Vamvakou: The initiative of the Local Cultural Club makes the village an example 5
      2016 Summer in Varvitsa 5
      Maria Matalas participation at the Poster exhibition of E.E.T.E. for the immigration problem 6
      The traditional hostel of our compatriot Vas. Ardamis was awarded 6
      The serious problem of water shortage 6
      The drugs plaguing our region: A sad reality 6
      "P. Kerhoula Trust": Submission of the project's environmental study 6
  • News Bulletin - Summer 2016 PDF
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      KARYES 2016: THE SUMMER SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 1
      EDUCATIONAL EXCURSIONS OF KARYES PRIMARY SCHOOL 2
      EXERCISE OF FIRE "DIA PYROS" IN KARYES 2
      THE ILLEGAL COLLECTION AND THE RISK OF THE EXTINCTION OF OUR MOUNTAIN'S AROMATIC VEGETATION 3
      KARYES CULTURAL ASSOCIATION NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 3
      SPACE ACQUISITION BY KARYES LOCAL COMMUNITY TO CREATE A PARKING AREA 3
      KARYES IRRIGATION NETWORK EXTENSION 3
      THE CONDITION OF HAGIOGRAPHIES IN APOSTLE ANDREAS CHURCH 3
      ULTRAMARATHON RACE "KRONION PERASMA" IN AGIOS PETROS OF KYNOYRIA 3
      SOCIAL NEWS 4
      SOCIAL NEWS 5
      THE PROGRAM SUMMER EVENTS OF THE ARAHOVITON BROTHERHOOD OF TORONTO 5
      BOOK PRESENTATION WITH SPARTAN SHORT STORIES 5
      EASTER 2016 IN KARYES 6
  • News Bulletin - Spring 2016 PDF
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      THE RESTORATION STUDY FOR THE STATUES OF THE CARYATIDS MONUMENT IS READY 1
      THE ORIGIN OF THE NAME ARACHOVA IN GREECE 1
      CARNIVAL – ASH MONDAY IN KARYES 2
      THE CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL FEAST OF 25TH MARCH TO KARYES 3
      SOCIAL NEWS 3
      THE ANNUAL PITTA DANCE OF THE KARYATES ASSOCIATION IN ATHENS 4
      THE ANNUAL PITTA DANCE OF THE KARYATES ASSOCIATION IN ATHENS 5
      PANAGIOTA VERGAKI-VASTIS WAS HONORED BY THE NATIONAL HERALD OF NEW YORK AS TEACHER OF THE YEAR 5
      THE CAFE ARVANITIS STOPPED ITS OPERATION 5
      KARYATIC GATHERINGOF MELBOURNE KARYATIDES IN AUSTRALIA 6
      ACTIVITIES OF BROTHERHOOD IN TORONTO(ONTARIO) CANADA 6
  • News Bulletin - Winter 2015-2016 PDF
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      THE CAMPAIGN OF THE KARYATES ASSOCIATION CONTINUES FOR THE CREATION OF THE KARYES INTERNET COMMUNITY 1
      SOCIAL NEWS 2
      OBITUARIES - PARTICIPATION OF MARIA ATH. MATALA IN PAINTING SCULPTURE-ENGRAVING EXHIBITION ORGANIZED BY E.E.D.Y.E 2
      THE AUTUMN CAME, THE LEAVES FELL DOWN 2
      THE ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL RECEPTION FOR THE CELEBRATION OF KARYES' PATRON SAINT ANDREAS 3
      A MOVING RESPONSE BY COMPATRIOTS AT THE LOTTERY FOR COMPLETION OF KARYES FOLKLORE CENTER 3
      A BEAUTIFUL EVENT IN "ARACHOVITIKA KALIVIA" 3
      VW BEETLE CARS MEETING IN KARYES 3
      THE MYSTERY OF THE MUSES STATUES IS SOLVED 4
      REVIEW ON THE WEBSITE OF KARYES' LOCAL COMMUNITY 5
      THE RESULTS OF SEPTEMBER'S 2015 PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS ΙΝ KARYES 6
      THE ANNUAL GATHERING OF THE CHIGACO BROTHERHOOD 6
      THE NEWS OF THE TORONTO CANADA BROTHERHOOD-RESTORATION IN THE PARK 6
  • News Bulletin - Autumn 2015 PDF
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      KARYES 2015: SUMMER EVENTS REPORT 1
      A GREAT CONCERT TRIBUTE TO COMPOSER MIKIS THEODORAKIS 1
      TWO DAY MUSIC FESTIVAL WITH GREEK AND FOREIGN MUSIC IN JULY 18TH AND 19TH AT THE "ARCHONTIKO TOY PARNONA" 1
      A MUSIC NIGHT TRIBUTE TO VASSILIS TSITSANIS 1
      OUR VILLAGE'S PANIGIRIA WERE SUCCESSFUL ONCE AGAIN THIS YEAR. THEY WERE UNTUCKED BY THE CRISIS! 2
      "KRONION PASSAGE" - A LONG DISTANCE RACE AT THE MOUNTAIN OF TITAN KRONOS 2
      AUGUST 9th: LIVE GREEK MUSIC NIGHT AT "ARCHONTIKO TOY PARNONA" 2
      CHILDREN PARTY AT KARYES LACONIA 2
      OUR ANNUAL RECEPTION TO THE EXPATRIATES 3
      WELCOME SPEECH OF THE PRESIDENT OF KARYES LOCAL COMMUNITY MR. GEOGIOS NTEVEKOS 3
      KARYES HISTORIC PHOTOS EXHIBITION 3
      A MUSICAL EVENT AT THE GROVE OF "ROLOI" (COMMUNITY CLOCK - SAINT JOHN CHURCH) 3
      SPEECH - GREETING OF THE ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBER MRS EVANGELIA KOPSIAFTI 4
      THE CELEBRATION OF THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY 4
      OUR ASSOCIATION'S BUILDINGS AT THE KARYES CENTRAL SQUARE: THE FIRST PHASE OF THE PROJECT COMPLETED 5
      A LOTTERY WAS LAUNCHED IN ORDER TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE WORKS TO CONTINUE - IMMEDIATE RESPONSE FROM OUR FELLOW EXPATRIATES 5
      OBJECTIVE: TO IMMEDIATELY START THE PREPARATION OF THE FINAL ARCHITECTURE STUDY AND THE WORKS SECOND PHASE 5
      A COMMEMORATION IN MEMORY OF PANAGIOTIS M. KERCHOULAS (PETER M. KERHOULAS) 5
      SOCIALNEWS 5
      ORGANISATION FOR THE PROTECTION AND MANAGEMENT OF MOUNT PARNON AND MOUSTOS WETLAND 6
      THE 75TH PANHELLENIC MOUNTAINEERING MEETING HELD IN MOUNT PARNON 6
  • News Bulletin - Summer 2015 PDF
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      KARYES 2015 PROGRAM OF SUMMER EVENTS 1
      MESSAGE OF THE EDITOR AND SECRETARY OF THE KARYATES ASSOCIATION MR. CH. KONSTANTOPOULOS 1
      THE WORKS FOR THE CREATION OF KARYES FOLKLORE CENTER CONTINUE INTENSIVELY, LETTER OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD THE ASSOCIATION MR. MICHAEL REPOULIS TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE KARYATES ASSOCIATION BOARD OF SYDNEY AUSTRALIA MR. PANAGIOTIS VOUKIDIS 1
      IT'S A PITY: THE 3RD "KARYATEIA RACE" HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO FINANCIAL PROBLEMS! 1
      THE MAINTENANCE OF KARYES' INFRASTRUCTURE: A CONTINUOUS STRUGGLE Part B΄ 2
      KARYES CLINIC 2
      THE AGIOS IOANNIS' GROVE (ROLOI) 2
      RACHI SQUARE: READY FOR RECONSTRUCTION 2
      AGIOS ANDREAS COURTYARD 2
      MUNICIPAL PARKING 2
      KARYES SPORTS FACILITIES 3
      OUR VILLAGE'S LIBRARY 3
      REPLACEMENT OF THE STREET NAMES SIGN POSTS - BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT FOR OUR VILLAGE, HONORING THE BENEFACTORS AND DONORS 3
      PLACEMENT OF INFORMATIONAL SIGNS 3
      LETTER Of the "O Karyatis" Sport Club's chairman Mr. Theodoros Mentis and of the KARYES AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE's President Mr. Demetrios Prekezes to the "ADELPHOTIS ARACHOVITON – AI KARYAE", Chester South Carolina, to the "KARYES FOUNDATION", Charlotte North Carolina and to Mr. George Skiouris, Risbrough Canada 4
      FINANCIAL REVIEW OF THE IN VIVO DONATION OF THE WAREHOUSE OF AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE OF KARYES TO THE S.C. "O KARYATIS" 4
      KARYATIKA EVENTS AND SOCIAL NEWS 5
      ON 23rd AND 24th OF MAY TOOK PLACE ON PARNONAS THE RALLY SPRINT "MOLON LAVE" 2015 5
      NATIONAL GREEK SCRAMBLE RACE IN KARYES 5
      THE SPRING RECEPTION AT THE "ARACHOVITIKA KALIVIA" 5
      HALLOWEEN PARTY AT THE HOTEL "ARHONTICO OF PARNON" 5
      ATHANASIOS ROZANITIS DIED ON 5.4.2015 IN KARYES AT THE AGE OF 104 5
      LOCAL NEWS 6
      EASTER IN OUR VILLAGE 6
      REFOSTERATION 6
      THE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF KARYATIS SPORTS CLUB WAS COMPLETED 6
      KARYES FIRE PROTECTION UNIT 6
  • News Bulletin - Spring 2015 PDF
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      The new board of Karyates Association: Election Results 1
      Constitution of New Board 1
      Message of the reelected Chairman of the Karyates Association Mr. Mich. Repoulis 1
      The Karyates Association Annual New Years Pita event, 8.2.2015 2
      Karyes' Events: The reception, the speeches, important offer of the educational group "Xinis" 2
      Karyes' Events: Presences and greetings, The lottery, the event 3
      Karyes' Events: St. Andrew feast at Karyes, 11.30.2015 4
      Karyes participated in the international tourism exhibition "Greek Tourism Expo '14" 4
      "Athanasios Matalas, from the Laconian Arachova in Eastern Rumelia (1836-1922)" 4
      Social news: Theodore Poulokefalos died in Melbourne Australia 5
      Social news: Monologue of his daughter Aglaia 5
      The new website of the Adelphotis Arachoviton in Toronto, Ontario, Canada 5
      Christmas in Karyes 5
      Social contribution of the Association in Karyes 5
      Parnonas: A few words for Karyes' mountain 5
      Parliamentary Election in Karyes 6
      Excursion of the Greek Mountaineering Association on Karyes, on Sunday December 7 6
      The news of the S.C. "O Karyatis" 6
      Snowfall on Karyes 6
  • News Bulletin - Winter 2014-2015 PDF
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      What is wrong with the main square's plane tree? 1
      Global thrills for the Caryatids Statues in the Amphipolis Grave 1
      The publication of Karyes touristic map 1
      The continuous upgrading of Karyes website www.karyes.gr 1
      The maintenance of Karyes Infrastructure: The state of churches 2
      The damages are obvious at the Deiros river stone bridge 2
      The building of the creamery 2
      The building of the former agricultural cooperation 2
      The former post-office building 2
      The Sakalis water source 3
      The Sports and Cultural Clubs buildings in Vergatsoula (Skiouris' House) 3
      The Children Playgrounds 3
      The Musses Statues 3
      Karyes Local Community news 4
      Celebration of St. Demetrios, 10.26.2014, and National Day, 10.28.2014 4
      Successful was the organization of the rally sprint "Molon Lave" 4
      Our vivid and active worldwide brotherhoods 4
  • News Bulletin - Autumn 2014 PDF
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      Karyes: a village full of life, a creative summer in our village 1
      Message of the Board of the Karyates Association 1
      Elections for the new board of our Association 1
      Karyes: a village full of life, a creative summer in our village 2
      Arachovitika kalyvia: Summer events 3
      Karyes S.A.K. folklore center: The building's architectural plans have been concluded 3
      Update on the Kerchoula covenant 3
      S.A.K. invitation for the feast of the patron Saint of our village St. Andrew 3
      The news of our Associations: S.C. "O Karyatis", results of general meeting 4
      Participation of the S.C. "O Karyatis" in the new Laconian Championship 4
      Karyes Blood Bank 4
      Reading Club "The Nutcracker" 4
      Karyes Community News 4
  • News Bulletin - Summer 2014 PDF
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      Chairman Mr. Repoulis Message 1
      Summer Events of S.A.K. 1
      The annual dance of our Association held with success 1
      Offers of S.A.K. to its members 1
      Restoration of the Caryatids Monument 1
      Local Products Exhibition 1
      The digitization of the newspaper "Karyes" has been completed 2
      A Tourist Map publication 2
      Postponement of the photography exhibition 2
      The continuous enrichment of the website www.karyes.gr 2
      Karyes Summer School 2
      2014 Local Election Results 2
      Briefs 2