The Parrhasian Heritage Park


One of the most important initiatives of the Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project has been to propose the creation of a heritage area in the Western Peloponnesos.

The creation of the Parrhasian Heritage Park has been a collaborative effort between Greeks and Americans working towards a common goal. From the very beginning of the Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project in 2003 there was a strong awareness between the Directors of the project and the local community of Ano Karyes that the preservation of the surrounding mountainous landscape, with numerous archaeological sites, was of the utmost importance. The result has been the formation of a group of individuals that are working towards the creation of the first large scale heritage park in Greece, and one that will protect and unify aspects of Arcadia, Elis and Messenia.