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ΟΙΝΟΠΟΙΕΙΟΥ «ΧΑΤΖΗΒΑΡΥΤΗ» ΣΤΗ ΓΟΥΜΕΝΙΣΣΑ, ΚΙΛΚΙΣ
LANDSCAPING OF THE SURROUNDING GROUNDS OF “CHATZIBARITI” WINERIES IN GOUMENISSA, KILKIS.

It is one of the most advanced and modern Agrotouristic Wineries in Northern Greece.
The owners, inspired by agrotourism, set up an extensive production unit of grapes, wine and bottling, with quality, organic farming and the information and communication of the visitor with the Winery, at all stages of wine production, as their main interest.

Owner, Olga Iakovidou, a professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, teaches and is responsible for the Department of Agriculture in the course on Agrotourism. The design of the estate was based on the resilience of the plants to the environmental and soil conditions of the area, the heavy soils and the cold and strong winds, while the success of the design was due to the use of indigenous plants of the native flora. The creation of paths and compositions between large surfaces of low aromatic shrubs, created an aesthetically interesting result for the visitor, guiding him from the building into the estate for a walk through the garden. Finally, the glimpses into the rural landscape are reinforced by the proper placement of trees and shrubs that give perspective and frame the panoramic views.

ΓΡΟΤΟΥΡΙΣΤΙΚΟ ΚΑΤΑΛΥΜΑ «ΕΣΠΕΡΟΣ» ΣΤΟ ΛΑΥΚΟ ΠΗΛΙΟΥ
“ESPEROS” AGROTOURISTIC LODGING IN LAFKOS, PELION

The property was chosen by the owners for its location, combining panoramic sea views and the beautiful nature of Pelion. With respect to the landscape, the pursuit of sustainability in plant growing and gradual minimization of water requirements, shrubs and trees of the native flora were selected, such as Spartium (Spanish broom), Rosemary, Laurel, Arbutus, Olive trees, and Cypresses. The owners' desire for productive plants, off of which their clients could collect and consume fruits, was an incentive for the cultivation of fruit trees (Fig trees, Pomegranate trees and Almond trees) and aromatic plants.
Finally, the landscaping study of the surrounding area is intended to enhance the functional and aesthetic result of the design by following and highlighting the lines of the building. Where there are panoramic views, they are framed by plants that will not obstruct the view as they grow, such as cypresses and low flowering bushes.

DESIGNING A WINE MUSEUM ESTATE IN PALLINI, ATTICA

This is a 7.5 acre estate, where the owners have been trying to recreate an old winery because of their family’s tradition in vineyards and wine production for the last three generations. The space consists of two sections; the Museum and the Reception area with the pool on the same level as the surrounding garden.

In the first section the visitor enters the "Museum of Wine". The garden is reminiscent of an old farmhouse’s courtyard and contains all of the Mediterranean productive fruit trees (Lemon trees, Pomegranate trees, Medlar trees, Walnut trees, Peach trees etc.) as well as all kinds of Aromatic plants (Thyme, Oregano, Mint etc.). Honeysuckles, rosebushes, bougainvilleas and jasmines were planted against the stone walls to cover them. The rich symbolisms of this garden along with the memory revoking scents create a multi-dimensional garden with an instructive character. The educational value of the garden is topped by the selection of Cork (Quercus suber) from which the known cork (cap) that seals the bottles of wine is produced. In the reception area, the perimeter and tiered planting allows visual and kinetic permeability of the space, while upgrading the space aesthetically. All the plant materials used are native species of the Mediterranean flora. .

ΓΑΒΑΛΟΧΩΡΙ, ΚΡΗΤΗ
LANSCAPE DESIGN OF AGROTOURISTIC LODGINGS IN GAVALOCHORI, CRETE

This is an agrotouristic lodgings unit in Crete created by the owners and  inspired by Agrotourism.

The design of the estate was based on the resilience of the plants to the soil-climatic conditions of the area, the arid soils and dry winds, while the success of the design was due to the use of endemic plants of the native flora. The creation of paths and compositions between large surfaces of low aromatic shrubs, created an aesthetically interesting result for the visitor, guiding him from the building into the estate for a walk. Finally, the glimpses into the rural landscape are reinforced by the proper placement of trees and shrubs that give perspective and frame the panoramic views.

ΓΑΒΑΛΟΧΩΡΙ, ΚΡΗΤΗ
VISITABLE MULTIPURPOSE ESTATE "SAMOLI" IN KEFALONIA

The "Samoli" farm of 100 acres of particular historical value is located in Lixouri, Kefalonia. It has a preserved farmhouse of the 17th century which is declared by the Ministry of Culture as a historical monument, 45 acres of olive groves, 15 acres of artichoke and 15 acres of wheatfield and a small area of ​​citrus trees.

The aim of the​​ landscape study was to create a model, demonstrative but also educational farm for agrotouristic use that can be visited, respecting the historicity of the site. The purpose of converting this building into a historical monument was to highlight the agricultural cultural heritage of the area. For this reason, priority was given to the restoration of the building and to the design of the surrounding area, preserving all the historical building features. In the same area it was proposed to create a gallery-shop for the estate's products and a cafeteria. The courtyard was designed following the historic footsteps of the 17th-century Italian building and gardens. A vegetable garden and a small botanical garden were created near the villa.
Mild tourism activity has developed along the coast, with agricultural activities greatly enhanced by seasonal cultivation of cereals and legumes as well as aromatic plants. Particular emphasis was placed on research and education, which is why an experimental vegetable garden and processing area were proposed. Inside the existing olive grove, caravans were placed to accommodate visitors wishing to contribute to the agrotouristic activities.

ΜΑΡΑΘΩΝΙΑ ΓΑΙΑ» Αγρόκτημα Βιωματικής Εκπαίδευσης στην Αρχαία Διατροφή
ESTATE "MARATHONIA GAIA”: EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION ON ANCIENT NUTRITION

The 60,824.78m2 estate is located in the Municipality of Marathon. It is relatively close to the Municipal Stadium where it is also the starting point of the Classic Marathon Road and at the area Mandra Gria (Oinoi area) where there is an precinct with ruins of various buildings belonging to Herod's villa. The farm already has crops organically certified as well as a sizeable livestock capital.

The idea of ​​ architectural landscape study and business planning was to create a demonstrative "Farm of Experiential Education - Information and Promotion of Ancient Nutrition" with Βιόδωρα- Ζείδωρα Products and Welfare Activities. The farm model would combine "Ancient" seed varieties and seeds from the Greek flora in its crops, «Welfare» farms and Silkworm farming practices with Traditional Food Production Technologies and welfare and experiential learning activities. It could function as a Center for the Information and Promotion of Ancient Greek Diet and as a point of sale for the products of "Marathon Gaia".

To achieve this idea, the existing potential of the estate (crops and animals) was utilized and strengthened with annual crops (cereals and legumes) as well as educational and cultural activities. The proposed activities were divided in thematic areas such as agricultural Production, Traditional Production Technologies, Experiential Education and Learning, Promotion and Selling and Reception. Areas for processing and cooking, hosting seminars as well as exhibitions or demonstrations related to agricultural activities were created.

Ms. Irini Papadopoulou, economist and consultant for agrotourism business development, cultural activities and regional development plans, was the associate of the agrodesign office and responsible for the design of the multipurpose farm business plan.

ΔΗΜΙΟΥΡΓΙΑ ΔΙΑΔΡΟΜΩΝ ΟΙΝΟΤΟΥΡΙΣΤΙΚΗΣ ΕΜΠΕΙΡΙΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΔΙΑΜΟΡΦΩΣΗ ΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝΤΟΣ ΧΩΡΟΥ, ΟΙΝΟΠΟΙΕΙΟΥ «ΤΣΕΛΕΠΟΥ» ΣΤΗΝ ΜΑΝΤΙΝΕΙΑ. ΤΡΙΠΟΛΗ
ESTABLISHMENT OF ROUTES OF VINOTOURISTIC EXPERIENCE AND LANDSCAPING OF THE SURROUNDING GROUNDS OF "TSELEPOU" WINERY IN MANTINIA, TRIPOLI

Tselepou estate is located in Mantineia, Tripoli. The Arcadian vineyard of Giannis Tselepos is located on the slopes of mount Parnonas. The 5,000 acres of the variety "Moschofilero" form the base for the Mantineia wine (Protected Designation of Origin) since 1971.

The owners wanted to bring out the area around ​​the winery and to promote their vineyards by highlighting the existing routes. The landscaping study, taking into account their interest in agrotourism, proposed the creation of resting areas along the central route that runs through the vineyards. Each of these areas will bear the name of one of the estate's renowned wine products (Mantineia, Amalia, Dilofos, Melissopetra, Marmarias, Kokkinomilos, etc.). This way the visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the particular wine and variety and associate them with the Arcadian landscape of mount Parnon.

The starting point of the route is the winery area, for which; planting areas with endemic plants of mount Parnon, in an effort to exploit the Arcadian ecosystem, resting areas (disabled accessible) to facilitate outdoor events and tours were designed. Finally, the landscaping design has taken into consideration the use vehicles mainly during the vintage. Historic buildings, such as the Mill and the church of Saint Tryphon, have become centerpieces of the design, in order to host seasonal and ephemeral events. In an effort to highlight the landscape characterized by poor and clayey hills, with ideal drainage, capable of producing high quality wines, observatories have been proposed drawing the attention to unique landmarks. At the same time stopping points used by the workers during the harvest season were incorporated into the wine-touring route in order for the visitors to get in touch with the daily task requirements of the cultivation. Corresponding green pockets (forest thickets) were converted into recreational areas.


ΠΡΟΤΥΠΟ ΠΟΛΥΛΕΙΤΟΥΡΓΙΚΟ ΑΓΡΟΚΤΗΜΑ ΒΙΩΜΑΤΙΚΟΥ ΤΟΥΡΙΣΜΟΥ

MULTIPURPOSE MODEL EXPERIENTIAL AGROTOURISTIC FARM IN PELION

The 15,571,02m2 farm is located outside the village of Agia Triada in the Municipality of Portaria, Pelion. The main vegetation and crops that exist are Apple trees (Firikia), Walnut trees, Sour Cherry trees, Sorb trees, Cornelian cherry trees, Plane trees, Chestnut trees, Acorns trees, Quince trees, Plum trees, etc.

The idea of the​​ landscaping study and the business plan was to create a model, demonstrative and educational "Farm of Alternative Experiences, Tastes and Treatments" that one can visit. The main aim was to combine agriculture with the traditional methods of craftsmanship, giving the visitor unique experiences.

The various activities were developed in sections, starting with the reception area which includes parking spaces and an indoors area where one can find information and a shop selling products made at the estate. The second section includes the artisanal elements, such as storage areas of products and processing facilities (packaging, distilleries etc.). Next, the agricultural section, occupying the largest area, includes orchards, aromatic plants, alternative crops and a vegetable garden. In the final section, the area of ​​experiential activities, a multipurpose hall suitable for catering and hosting various activities and an open space for sporting activities such as climbing, archery, etc. can be found.

Thusly, the multifunctional farm could host services such as U-Pick Farming, U-Make Product, Catering and Gastronomy, Eco-touring, Experiential education (e.g. for schools, college students - seminars), farm-basket delivery services and children's entertainment events.

Ms. Irini Papadopoulou, economist and consultant for agrotourism business development, cultural activities and regional development plans, was the associate of the agrodesign office and responsible for the design of the multipurpose farm business plan.

ΜΕΛΕΤΗ ΔΙΑΜΟΡΦΩΣΗΣ ΠΤΗΝΟΤΡΟΦΙΚΗΣ ΜΟΝΑΔΑΣ ΣΤΟ ΥΠΑΤΟ ΒΟΙΩΤΙΑΣ. ΑΒΓΑ ΒΛΑΧΑΚΗ
DESIGN STUDY OF A POULTRY FARM IN BIOTIA. AVGA VLACHAKI

Avga Vlachakis's private estates are located in Thiva, Kalyvia Thorikou and exceed 300 acres. In these estates live and produce eggs more than 300,000 hens, which live and roam freely in the open air or in specially designed barns and provide the Avga Vlachaki (organic, free grazing or barn).

The landscaping study was based on the philosophy of the company “Eggs Today like old times” and proposed the creation of an open-air park for visitors – schools. The centerpiece of the design is an overhead route that runs through a field area meant for free-range poultry and will connect 8 posts, thus creating an open air museum around the hen and the egg. The starting point of the route is a seating area where visitors will attend an introduction on the exhibition’s posts. The first stop on the route will focus on the hen's eating habits, presenting the different types of feed. Next, the second post will include mini chicken coops, in an effort to help correlate the hen to the egg for children-visitors. Small egg replicas will demonstrate its anatomy. On a next stop, models of the different breeds will be exhibited with relevant information displayed in text. The following posts are devoted to the following topics: Eggs in Art, History and Medicine. Along with the information in text, there will also be audio information. In an effort to utilize the knowledge, with the help of modern technology, it is proposed to use mobile phones with which, with specific software provided by the company, the visitor will receive additional information at each post.

Last but not least, special attention while designing was given to the planting of the borders of the poultry farm. In an effort to counteract the dust as well as to sound-isolate it, a tree and bush a fence of trees and bushes has been created, with plants selected for their resistance to the microclimatic conditions of the area in addition to the limited water availability.

ΜΕΛΕΤΗ ΔΙΑΜΟΡΦΩΣΗΣ ΠΤΗΝΟΤΡΟΦΙΚΗΣ ΜΟΝΑΔΑΣ ΣΤΟ ΥΠΑΤΟ ΒΟΙΩΤΙΑΣ. ΑΒΓΑ ΒΛΑΧΑΚΗ
PROPOSAL OF MULTIFUNCTIONAL FARM IN KALABAKA

The 13 acre farm is located just outside the town of Kalamapaka in the area "Potamia".
The proposal aims to create a "Multifunctional Farm" which will include: arable land, a catering area which can be used for training and the demonstration of production and artisanal processing of agricultural products, five lodgings and a lake which can also be used as a swimming pool.

The farm’s agricultural activities will focus on the cultivation of aromatic plants and fruit trees.

The proposal aspires to combine the experience of agricultural production, staying in individual lodgings with views of the Meteora and activities in public spaces such as swimming, climbing etc.

The goal of the proposal is:

a) To present the way a traditional Greek family operates.
b) To showcase local cultivation methods and production processes, which are nowadays scarce or even extinct.
c) To introduce activities and habits of the daily life of the locals, the customs and traditions, as well as the famously warm Greek hospitality.
(d) To raise awareness on issues concerning the protection of the environment and the indigenous flora and fauna.
e) To feature the cultural elements of the area through the organization of visits to historical and other local sights, as well as participating in outdoor leisure activities.
The farm will be addressed to tourists (short-term visitors and alternative groups of tourists, eco-tourists, cyclists, religious tourism, etc.), consumers of specialty products from the wider area and, local organic products merchants and special groups (schools, groups of people for seminars, presentations, etc.).
*** Architectural design and photorealistic editing were created by mor architects ***