Δευτέρα 21 Μαρτίου 2011


Opening on February 4. Run until June 5, 2011, the edifice of Art & Culture "Grinder." IN AREA POLICHOROS MYLOS

A unique cultural event will take place in Thessaloniki between February and June 2011 - the exhibition Leonardo da Vinci - Inventor & Scientist.

The visitors will have the opportunity to admire handmade replicas of world famous designs, notebooks, sketches and letters of the archetypal Renaissance man, the mysterious personality of the talented Leonardo Da Vinci, a second revival of the arts revived the era of Humanism.

At the same time be able to inspect and set up the 25 three-dimensional models, which are manufactured by skilled craftsmen who literally followed the designs of Leonardo. It will also be able to know in depth the Renaissance period through the twelve multimedia terminals that operate in the exhibition hall with documents and 8,000 images.

The timeliness of Leonardo

The man Leonardo envisioned the new era, which regenerates through science and philosophy, free from the narrow horizon of perceptions of the period of darkness. The world of Renaissance sets sail for new discoveries, conquering the unknown.

The current globalized man, holding the thread of historical inventions and discoveries, new adventures began in the microcosm and the macrocosm of science, the world redesigned reflecting new forms, ideas and perceptions. With weapons research and technology makes the leap to the future inspired by the irresistible force to break the bonds in order to surpass his limits.
Plans and models of Da Vinci cause admiration by the power of the spirit. Similarly, today, builds models of cities, with each corner of the globe in no time, penetrates the DNA, and inspires artists rally consciousness gives rise to expectations of a regenerated society that wants to escape from the want of individualism and humanity travels stars.

The three routes of exposure

The report is structured around three axes, which are complementary to give a comprehensive picture of Leonardo, Inventor and Scientist. These modules include:

* 118 Plans: One of the three lines approved by the Academy of da Vinci handmade copies to cover the following areas: Anatomy, Mathematics - Geometry, mechanics, flying machines, timers, Bridges - Chat, Architecture, Military Engineering.
* 25 Three-dimensional models of inventions of da Vinci, made of wood and metal, produced in concordance with the plans.
* 12 multimedia installations with as many touch screens containing 8000 images covering the following topics: Rebirth, The Life of Leonardo, Leonardo the engineer and architect, as a symbol of The Bridge, Bridges, Anatomy.

Specifically, the report includes 118 "by fax copies of" notes, drawings, sketches and studies of Leonardo Da Vinci, covering all fields of science of action in 8 major sections. They are one of the few collections' replication copies "that currently exist in the world and created under the supervision of the Academy of Da Vinci designed to replace the originals in an extremely light-sensitive reports. The mode of reproduction has special interest and is the only one who keeps an accurate picture of the original and high artistic value. The pages of the notebooks or sheets of notes Leonardo bred the original size and a succession of stages, a procedure that carries a special handmade paper only outlines standards and frameworks of the projects. Here's Coloring, made by hand, using specially prepared paints.

Three-dimensional models of inventions

The 25 original buildings in the exhibition cover most areas of scientific activity of Leonardo and all categories of inventions. In conjunction with the drawings, allowing visitors to approach the concerns of Leonardo, to discover the solutions that give to admire and inspect the current implementation. This process gives a report and scientifically based educational and instructive perspective. Visitors can touch most constructions and experiment with their use. The models built to scale, with materials that fully meet the age and the proposals of Leonardo. For each species and each part machine searched the specialized craftsman who, in collaboration with scientists proceeded to hand reconstruction based on original designs.


The report is complemented by a large and rich audiovisual material converses well with the plans and models, offering answers and solutions to questions and queries which inevitably puts the viewer in front of the greatness of the genius of Leonardo.

Six different interactive programs operating in 12 touch screens, showing the Renaissance period, explain the situation of world economic, commercial, social and cultural life, but the scientific context in which they moved and acted by Leonardo. It is a modern presentation in addition to the impressive number of 8,000 pictures used, complemented by comprehensive and scientifically based texts. By way affordable visitors of all ages can find more details about the studies, scientific research and inventions of Leonardo, literally playing with the terminals and touch screens that accompany each section of the report.

The organization travels in 1997 across the globe and has received so far, nearly 5,000,000 visitors (approximately 2,000,000 are in Europe). Its importance is reflected in the fact that it was the main launch event in two European Capitals of Culture (Genoa, Patra) and the municipality of Sofia, the chose to celebrate the accession of Bulgaria to the European Union.

ENTRY PRICE: 8 € adults, 4 € children / students, 12 € group




-So far, the report 5,000,000 people have visited three continents, of which nearly 2,000,000 in Europe.
-Models of machines out of wood and metal are manufactured by specialist craftsmen who followed the instructions to the letter of Leonardo.
-The 118 projects exhibited is one of the few collections of "replication" of such copies worldwide
-Guests will be able to "travel" the world of Da Vinci 12 through touch screens, six multimedia programs and 8,000 images
-The municipality of Sofia chose the exhibition to celebrate the accession of Bulgaria to the European Union
The exhibition million people have visited three continents, including in Boston, USA, Seoul (South Korea), Pretoria (South Africa). Taipei and Kaosioungk (Taiwan), Singapore and Victoria (Canada) and many European capitals.
Initiator of the exhibition, which deservedly won the designation "culture channel" in each country presented in the last 13 years, is the Institute for Cultural Exchange, based in Tübingen, Germany.
To date, the Institute has conducted 92 tours of exhibitions at 724 museums and organizations in 41 countries in Europe, America and Asia. These reports have received a total of 11,150,000 visitors.

Info: 2310 551836

Δευτέρα 7 Μαρτίου 2011


After the unsuccessful attempt to have the Thessaloniki Metro constructed by the Concession Contract method (1998-2003), in September 2003 the decision was made for this specific Project to be constructed by means of National and European Union funds.

On the basis of the new Invitation to Tender, in June 2004 five Joint Ventures consisting of major Greek and Foreign companies of the construction field expressed their interest in participating in this Tender. Its first phase was completed in November 2004.

Four of the five Joint Ventures were qualified to proceed to the second stage of the tender and in January 2005 they took delivery of the tender documents, as well the new advanced concept design of the Project. In May 12th 2005, the pre-selected Joint Ventures submitted their Technical and Financial Offers and in August 19th the Tender Committee completed the evaluation process of the Technical and Financial Offers submitted by the three Joint Ventures, which were accepted to participate in the final phase of the Tender.

The Contract with the Contracting Joint Venture AEGEK – IMPREGILO – ANSALDO T.S.F – SELI – ANSALDOBREDA was signed on April 7th 2006 and the construction of the Project commenced at the end of June 2006.

Decision for this Project to be tendered as Public Work 9/2003
Legislative regulation awarding the implementation of the Project to ATTIKO METRO 12/2003
Commencement of the procedure related to the pre-qualification of Contractors 12/2003
Submission of applications by candidates expressing their interest 6/2004

Completion of pre-qualification procedure

Completion of the preparation of the design and tender documents by ATTIKO METRO

2nd phase of the Project Tendering process

Submission of Technical and Financial Offers

Technical Evaluation of the bidding Joint Ventures
Appointment of a provisional Contractor 8/2005
Conclusion of the Contract and initiation of the Project construction activities 4/2006

The construction of Thessaloniki Metro shall integrate state-of-the-art technology and the most demanding standards concerning both quality and operation, rendering it, thus, the most modern Metro System in the whole Europe.

The basic characteristics of the THESSALONIKI METRO network are the following:

A Depot in the Pylea Region (Votsi) covering a surface of 50,000 square meters.

13 modern center platform stations

9.5 km of Line (with two independent single track tunnels) constructed mostly (7.7 km) by means of two Tunnel Boring Machines. The remaining section of the Line will be constructed by the Cut and Cover method

18 ultra-automatic and state-of-the-art trains, fully air-conditioned, which will be run without a train driver, with an attendant aboard the train.

platform screen doors, which guarantee greater safety level

A Depot in the Pylea Region (Votsi) covering a surface of 50,000 square meters.

Within the framework of the same development plan, provision has been made for the development of underground parking facilities in Thessaloniki Metro network, their capacity being 3,700 places in total.


Neos Sidirodromikos Stathmos 1 450 -4 underground

Neos Sidirodromikos Stathmos 2 600 -4 underground

Nea Elvetia 650 -1, ground level, +2

Panepistimio 1 1000 -4 underground
Panepistimio 2 1000 -4 underground


METRO MAPS ALL OVER THE WORLD :http://www.amadeus.net/home/new/subwaymaps/en/

Σάββατο 5 Μαρτίου 2011


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Despite its relatively small size, there are numerous places for those taking a vacation in Greece to visit during their stay in the country.

The Greek islands are the most popular destinations for tourists but mainland Greece has much to offer too. The major destinations include Athens, Thessaloniki, Corfu, Crete and Rhodes, and here are details on each of those places…

Greece is relatively small but it offers a wide range of places attractive to travelers. The islands are the leading tourism destinations, but the mainland is also worth visiting. Greece’s five most popular tourist destinations are Athens, Thessaloniki, Corfu, Rhodes and Crete.

Athens, as a result of its antiquity and influence, is full of historical sites, museums and galleries, most of which can be found within a relatively small area surrounding the city centre. It also offers sites of natural beauty in the shape of its many parks, hills and mountains, which are ideal for those looking to escape the noise and commotion of the sprawling city streets.

Thessaloniki, the second largest city in the country, has a continuous 3000-year history and is included in UNESCO’s World Heritage list. The picturesque old town, offers spectacular views over the bay and features traditional old houses and small cobbled streets, and there is a great seafront promenade. It is also considered a gourmet city and has a very active nightlife.

The island of Corfu, located just off the West coast of mainland Greece, is a popular destination for holiday makers because of its excellent beaches, rich history and mild Mediterranean climate. It is very green compared to other Greek islands (containing over 2 million olive trees) and boasts a 1000 meter high mountain which offers breathtaking views across to neighboring islands.

Crete, Greece’s largest island and the southernmost one in Europe, is bathed in sunlight for much of the year. Its mountain villages, long sandy beaches, rocky bays, quiet coves, and a big selection of beach bars and nightclubs, make it a popular travel and vacation destination, as do its abundance of wildlife, plants and flowers, many of which are unique to the island.

Inhabited since the Stone Age, the island of Rhodes has a rugged, hilly interior and a rocky coast with many good beaches. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful islands in Greece. The north coast has lively nightlife, while the south is quieter, more traditional and rich in historic sites.

The best time to visit these places is from April until November, as during that time all over Greece is hot and dry, and enjoys near-constant sunshine. Some destinations do tend to get very crowded during this time, especially between May and September, but it is normally possible to find a quieter beach or resort, should that be your preference, anywhere, so long as you do some research before making a booking.

Flight and accommodation prices tend to be more reasonable than other Southern European countries and, if you spend a little time looking through travel websites and contacting different travel agents, you can normally get a good package deal price that is lower than what is listed in travel brochures.

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