Magda – Byzantine iconography & mosaic making in Chalkidiki

Hands-on experience of traditional Byzantine-style iconography, mosaic making, and ornamental artifacts creation.

 

Polychrono, Chalkidiki - Where the Experience will take place

What Wikipedia says

Kassandra is a peninsula and a municipality in Chalkidiki, Greece. The seat of the municipality is in Kassandreia.

 

In Late Antiquity, the center of the peninsula was the city of Cassandreia, located at the site of ancient Potidaia. A polis and a bishopric, Cassandreia was destroyed by the Huns in 539 or 540 AD. After this, Emperor Justinian I built a wall at the entrance of the peninsula, but it is not until the 10th century that a sizeable settlement—described as a township (polichnion) and later as a fortress (kastron)—re-appears in the peninsula and that the bishopric is mentioned again, as a suffragan of Thessalonica.

 

The area prospered due to its fertility, and both Thessalonians as well as the monks of the growing monastic community at nearby Mount Athos had estates there.

 

The peninsula was lined with paved road in the mid-20th century. Tourism also arrived beginning after the war period of World War II and the Greek Civil War. More paved roads were added in the 1970s and the 1980s and tourism popped out. Agriculture shifted to tourism and other businesses as its primary industry.

 

Magda Ioannou is your Hostess for the whole experience

Magda is an expert in traditional Byzantine-style iconography, mosaic making, and artifacts creation, and loves to convey her knowledge to her quests.

  • Place of ORIGIN: Chalkidiki

  • LIVES in: Kassandra, Chalkidiki

  • SPEAKS: English

  • LOVES: art, hand-crafting, travelling

  • Has TRAVELLED to: many European countries, all over Greece

  • Personal TRAITS: optimism, politeness, patience

Here's how we'll spend the day and what we'll do together

 

Here are the details for Booking this Greek experience

  • Place: Polychrono, Kassandra, Chalkidiki

  • Meeting Point: at predetermined hotel near Magda's workshop

  • Duration: 4 hours

  • Timetable: 9.00-13.00  or  17.00-21.00

  • Availability:  May, June, August, October

  • Group size: 4 persons max

  • Price: 100 euros per person, for the whole experience

  • What’s SPECIAL about this experience: a chance to learn byzantine iconography with the help of an accomplished artist

 

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