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The idea to support initiatives which would promote the whole historical and cultural heritage of the island of Santorini (Thera), as well as of the Cyclades and the Aegean in general, was first born in 1969, when Mr. Petros M. Nomikos became President of the Organizing Committee of the 1st Congress on Thera. This received further nurture with the creation by the Petros M. Nomikos family of two non-profit cultural organizations, The Thera Foundation, and Idryma Theras - Petros M. Nomikos incorporated in the United States and Greece respectively.

 

Collaborating closely between them, as well as with other Greek and international organizations and institutions, the sister foundations have been responsible for a wide variety of cultural activities, which aim at promoting archaeological and geological research about the island. The primary focus of their activities lies in sponsoring, with every means possible, the preservation and promotion of the findings unearthed at the prehistoric site of Akrotiri.

 

 

 

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