Nea Kios - P. Thalassinos Concert, Events for the Asia Minor Catastrophe, 21-22 May 2022

Smyrna burning 1922, Great Fire of Smyrna, καταστροφή της Σμύρνης 1922

On the weekend of May 21st and 22nd 2022, the Memorial Committee of Nea Kios and the Public Benefit Enterprise of the Municipality of Argos-Mycenae, in honor of the 100 years since the Asia Minor Catastrophe, present the following events with free admission:

The Environmental Education Center of Nea Kios in the framework of its proper activities, on the occasion of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Asia Minor Catastrophe and honoring the city, in collaboration with the Regional Authority of Peloponnese, the Nea Kios Memorial Committee and Public Benefit Enterprise of the Municipality of Argos-Mycenae, organizes a two-day seminar entitled "Sustainable management of the natural and man-made environment by refugees in their new homeland". The free entrance seminar will take place on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of May 2022 at the Cultural Center of Nea Kios. 

On the occasion of the International Museums Day, a series of events is organized at the Laskaridio Folklore Museum of Nea Kios on Saturday, May 21st 2022. At 11:00 am and at 18:00 pm, there will be guided tours of the Museum, for the young and old, by the educator Mrs. Dimitra Dede. At 8 pm, there will be a screening of digital material, themed "Through the lens of History - From Kios of Bithynia to Nea Kios of Argolis" (Edited by Mr. Babis Antoniadis).

At 9 pm a concert with the famous Greek singer Pantelis Thalassinos will take place. He is accompanied on traditional instruments by Panos Dimitrakopoulos and on violin by Sotiris Margonis.

Συναυλία Π. Θαλασσινού Νέα Κίος 1922-2022, Pantelis Thalassinos concert in Nea Kios
Smyrna burning 1922, καταστροφή της Σμύρνης 1922

Did you know that?
September 12th 1922 marks one of the darkest days of Hellenism, as Smyrna, one of the most prosperous and beautiful cities on the Mediterranean coast of Asia Minor, was destroyed by the Turks, sending hundreds of thousands of Greeks to a homeland they had never known.
Smyrna Catastrophe: this term refers to the events of the massacre of the Greek and Armenian population of Smyrna by the Kemalist army, as well as the burning of the city, which occurred in September 1922. This destruction began 7 days after the withdrawal of the last Greek military unit from Asia Minor and after the entry of the Turkish army and Mustafa Kemal himself into the city. 
The Laskaridio Folklore Museum of Nea Kios has been operating since 1982 by the association of the people of Kios everywhere. It is housed in a one-storey building, owned by the Municipality of Nea Kios and consists of four rooms and other facilitating spaces.

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