Kythira shortlisted for most endangered European sites
On the 10th of December 2020 Europa Nostra announced that Kythira (together with the Aegean islands Amorgos, Kimolos, Sikinos and Tinos) has been included in the list of the 12 most threatened heritage sites in Europe that are shortlisted for the 7 most endangered European heritage sites programme 2021.
The iconic landscape of these Greek islands, gives them a high cultural and environmental value and forms a vital part of Greek and also European identity. This landscape is now in grave danger due to the Greek government encouraging its transformation into an industrial zone of wind parks with prominent wind turbines.
Europa Nostra – the European voice of civil society committed to cultural and natural heritage – organizes this event together with its partner organisation, the European Investment Bank Institute.
The 12 endangered heritage sites were shortlisted by an international Advisory Panel, comprising experts in history, archaeology, architecture, conservation, project analysis and finance. Nominations for the 7 Most Endangered Programme 2021 were submitted by member organisations, associate organisations and individual members of Europa Nostra from all over Europe as well as by members of the European Heritage Alliance.