Stavros Niarchos and his father Spyros left their mark on the business community worldwide, without ever forgetting Vamvakou. Moreover, the village of Parnonas had the luck to receive support from various benefactors in terms of infrastructure, education and culture.
Of utmost importance for Vamvakou was the action of Klimis Diamantidis, who embraced monasticism and left all his fortune to his beloved homeland for the foundation and maintenance of the Greek Primary School in the village.
At the same time, Ioannis Coumantaros built the contemporary primary school, renovated the club of the Cultural Association Nea Zoi [New Life] and undertook the creation and placement of the statue of Theodoritos the Second. Worthy of mention, of course, is the contribution of his namesake grandson, who recently took care of the conservation of the portable byzantine icons of the triune church in the village square. Equally noteworthy is the initiative of Panagiotis Coumantaros to slate the specific church and its surroundings. Finally, the daughter of Ioannis and Flora Coumantaros, Dolly Goulandris realized at her own expense the clock tower of Vamvakou, which turned out to be the village’s trademark.
The action of Georgios V. Tsohonis was also special as he built the guesthouse of Vamvakou and contributed to the construction and embellishment of the church, the creation of the municipal garden, road maintenance, the repair and equipment of the school buildings, the construction of the road between Vamvakou and Karyes, as well as to the publication of Oinountiaka by Faidon Koukoules. After his death, his heirs and the company Paterson Tsohonis backed up the Association of the People of Vamvakou regarding the water supply system of the village and other projects.
From their side, Kostis and Philippos Vourvoulis built the monument to the fallen heroes standing in the village square, helped significantly with the purchase of fruit trees and the construction of the road connecting Vamvakou to Karyes. By depositing bonds via the National Bank of Greece, they donated to the community part of their fortune in order to establish the School of House Economics for Women – eventually not realized due to the German Occupation. After the death of Philippos, some funds kept being sent to the community in favour of girls in need.
Other characteristic figures in the history of Vamvakou were Georgios I. Papatheodorou, who commissioned the construction of a modern, fully equipped shelter at Arnomousga spot; Phaidon Koukoules, who wrote the history of Vamvakou and Oinountiaka, while he also served as headmaster of the school; and K. Zaharopoulos, who undertook the task of the hagiography of the triune church and is remembered till today for the money offered as dowry to girls from the village. The activity of G. Maraslis was also important, as he sent part of his books (Maraslis editions) to Vamvakou. Finally, P.Vouras donated his house to the community, which was renovated in 2000 and then in 2019 by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, operating today as a café-restaurant handled by Vamvakou Revival.