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2. “Restoration and Enhancement of the Caves and Building Facilities of Diros, Prefecture of Lakonia – 2nd stage” Act Decision Number: 2470/769/A3

Data of the Act:
Act Code / MIS (IIS): 5009727 for the inclusion of the Act entitled “Restoration and Enhancement of the Caves and Building Facilities of Diros, Prefecture of Lakonia – 2nd stage” with IIS code number
It should be noted that the relevant Act on the Diros Caves is being implemented, by virtue of jurisdiction, in cooperation with the relevant Departments of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, as co-beneficiary of the Act, and the Ministry of Tourism, as the financing institution.
For the ratification of the cooperation, the relevant memoranda of cooperation with these bodies have been concluded.
 
Beneficiary’s Code: 40409040
The Act is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
Act Commencement Date: 01/01/2018
Act Expiry Date: 31/12/2020
Brief Description: The Diros caves are located 5 km north of the Municipality of Pyrgos Dirou, 83 km southeast of Sparti. They consist of the caves of Alepotrypa, Vlychada, and the shelter of Diros.
Only the cave of Vlychada, which has a land and a lake section, can be visited and can only be accessed by boat.
The restoration project concerns:
  • the restoration and enhancement of the Alepotrypa and Vlychada caves;
  • the modernization of the building facilities of Diros, Prefecture of Laconia;
  • the enrichment of the services provided;
  • the upgrading of the existing facilities and the surrounding area of the two Caves as monuments of cultural, historical, and archaeological interest;
  • the demolition of the existing Museum and the construction of a new building, which shall house the Mani Caves Prehistory Museum.
Total expenses with the issuance of supporting documents:
Total Eligible Public Expenditure: €8,499,933.91.