Western Greece: Kalavryta opens a new digital mobile museum

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Kalavryta, Western Greece. Photo source: visitgreece.gr

The regional authorities of Western Greece have launched a digital mobile museum in the town of Kalavryta to promote the history and culture of the destination.

Housing archival documents and information that highlight the region’s contribution to the 1821 Greek War of Independence, the digital museum was launched with funds of €1.96 million from the 2014 Operational Program- 2020 from Western Greece

The museum uses digital audio-visual technologies which include video projections, interactive applications, digital representations, virtual reality applications, audio and multimedia visitation systems.

“Besides keeping the memories alive, the digital museum will also attract more visitors to the Kalavryta region,” said the Governor of Western Greece. Nektarios Farmakis mentioned.

The governor also announced that the new museum will visit 10 towns in Western Greece, namely Agrinio, Egio, Amaliada, Kalavryta, Vonitsa, Krestena, Messolongi, Nafpaktos, Patras and Pyrgos.

After the visit, the museum will be divided into two sections: the first will definitely return to Kalavryta while the second will be exhibited in the city of Mesolongi.

According to the Deputy Governor of Western Greece Andreas Filias the digital museum “looks like a park” where visitors can interact with its exhibits, games, 3D images, digital books and virtual reality applications.

“This infrastructure enhances the history and culture of our region… and offers significant development prospects, particularly in the field of tourism,” he said.

More information about the digital museum can be seen in the following video:


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