Vamvakou Revival, established in August 2018 as a Social Cooperative Enterprise, aims to bring new life to the village by drawing on the history, human capital, and natural wealth of the region, as well as guidance and financial support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).
The organization was founded by a group of friends with strong ties to Vamvakou. Our vision for the sustainable development of the village has as its primary objective the return of a greater number of permanent residents to the community. By creating good jobs and comfortable modern living conditions, we hope to see Vamvakοu bustling with families and children and to hear the school bell ring once again.
A fundamental element of the plan is the improving, maintaining, and ensuring optimal use of the structures and infrastructure of the village. Business activities taking place will combine the authentic history and tradition of their setting with innovative practices.
Our willingness is to make Vamvakou a model for similar projects across the country and internationally.
The ﬁrst phase of the project involved welcoming visitors to enjoy the recreational opportunities offered by the natural wealth of the Parnon mountains.
In the second phase, through a collaborative process between village residents, new business activities with an emphasis on creativity will be developed, primarily in the agricultural sector and agritourism.
The village is of special importance to the Vamvakou Revival team, but also the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, as it is the place where the founder, Stavros Niarchos, had his roots. However, it is not the only Greek village ready for revitalization.