Working on the sarkoma

Working on the sarkoma

Working on Christ's head

Working on Christ's head

Handmade jewelry

Handmade jewelry

Handmade jewels with metal

Handmade jewels with metal

The birth of Christ

The birth of Christ

Saints Arsenios and Paisios

Saints Arsenios and Paisios

Byzantine iconography

Byzantine iconography

Handmade necklace

Handmade necklace

Authentic old hagiography

Authentic old hagiography

Adding the details

Adding the details

Eugenia has extensive experience in hand-crafting, and will initially teach her guests how to create byzantine-style religious hagiography, including techniques on how to prepare and produce all the necessary materials. They will also learn the art of jewel hand-crafting, using special tools and a variety of materials

 WHAT you will LEARN: 

  1. How to create hand-made byzantine hagiography icons

  2. How to create hand-made jewelry

€45, 3 hrs, 2 persons

Eugenia – Syros, religious hagiography, & jewel hand-crafting

Itinerary: how we'll spend the day and what we'll do together

  • Place of ORIGIN: Ermoupoli, Syros

  • LIVES in: Ermoupoli, Syros

  • SPEAKS: English

  • LOVES: travelling, cooking, reading, drawing, hand-crafting

  • Has TRAVELLED to: UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Cyprus, Turkey, Germany, Czech Republic, many places in Greece

  • Personal TRAITS: very friendly and sociable, with an acute sense for hospitality, very good communicator, pleasant-mannered, very good cook

€45, 4 hrs, 4 persons

Booking details

Eugenia Rigopoulou is your Hostess

Eugenia has spent many years practicing two specific hand-crafting arts that she loves: religious hagiography and hand-made jewel creation. She has devised her own techniques and has used many different materials, to produce the final artifacts

  • Place: Ermoupoli, Syros

  • Meeting Point: square, at the main OTE entrance

  • Duration: 3 hours

  • Timetable: 13.00-16.00

  • Price: 45 euros per person (materials are included)

  • Availability: 1 June – 30 September

  • Group size: 2 persons max

  • What’s SPECIAL about this experience: Eugenia really loves hagiography and jewel handcrafting, and can, therefore, convey her expertise to her guests very effectively

 

      Ermoupoli, Syros - Where the Experience will take place

What wikipedia says

 

Syros is a Greek island in the Cyclades, in the Aegean Sea. It is located 78 nautical miles (144 km) south-east of Athens. The largest towns are Ermoupoli, Ano Syros, and Vari. Ermoupoli is the capital of the island and of the Cyclades. It has always been a significant port town, and during the 19th century it was even more significant than Piraeus.

Ermoupoli stands on a naturally amphitheatrical site, with neo-classical buildings, old mansions and white houses cascading down to the harbour. The City Hall, where Miaoulis Square lies ringed with cafes and with seating areas under palm trees. 

The "City of Hermes" has numerous churches, including Metamorphosis, Koimisis, St. Demetrius, Three Hierarchs, Anastasis, Evangelistria and St. Nicolas. The Archaeological Museum has many finds and the Municipal Library contains numerous editions. The quarter of the town known as Vaporia is where the sea captains lived. Along its narrow streets, stand numerous neo-classical mansions.

Local specialities of the island include Kaparosalata (salad with capers), Maintanosalata (salad with parsley), Frisoura (appetizer), Delagraciano, Ladopita, Marathopita, Sfougato, San Michali cheese,
Loukoumi (dessert)

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