The first Sissi Study Season (2012) will take place in May (directed by Maud Devolder) and in July-August. Early in July we will clean the site in case you want to visit. Conservation of standing remains will take place throughout the year once the weather has settled.
The 2nd preliminary report on the 2009 and 2010 campaigns has now been published !
On†July 20th, His Excellency, Mr. Mark Van den Reeck, Belgian Ambassador to Greece, accompanied by the Belgian consul in Iraklion, visited the excavations on the Bouffo.
On†July 19th, we received the visit of the previous mayor and great supporter of the excavations, Mr. Giorgios Markakis, and the present head of the local council, Mr. Michalis Petsepalakis. It was also reported in the local press: http://vrachassi.blogspot.com/2011/07/o_20.html
During this 5th excavation season we finally have water on site thanks to the Dimos Agiou Nikolaou and the Topikos Simvoulos Vrachasiou….This is a great help for conservation of the site ! Many thanks to all those who made this possible.
We shipped 150 crates to the storerooms in Agios Nikolaos and we would like to acknowledge Mr G. Chondrakis of the Vasia hotel who put a truck and driver (Manolis Maniakis) at our disposal.
Mr Kostas Bagourdakis of the Phaistos Supermarket kindly provided us with crates for object storage.