Management Body of Mount Parnon and Moustos Wetland


Kastanitsa, Peloponnese


TETRAGON realised the museological and museographic design as well as the construction of the Kastanitsa Information Centre permanent exhibition, which focuses on traditional professions of the area, its history and the particular architecture of Tsakonia.

Kastanitsa is considered to be the oldest village of Mount Parnon and according to written testimonies it is the oldest Tsakonia village with significant contribution to all national battles. The village and the surrounding area have been declared “a place of special natural beauty” and belong to the permanent list of declared archaeological sites and monuments of Greece. Due to rough terrain and lack of roads, it developed all the infrastructures of the pre-industrial economy, traditional craftsmanship, the exploitation of native chestnut trees and the professions that made it self-sufficient, of lime maker, lumberjack and wrangler, which were interwoven with the local geophysic and social particuliarity.
Recreations, dioramas, scenography and large prints host texts, original photos and documents, creating unified compositions to help perceive the organisation of the exhibition.