Piraeus Bank has a foundation that is building and supporting a series of museums that document production techniques of the 19th century. The Olive Oil museum in Sparta is one but there are also museums for silversmithing, marble crafts, roof tiles and more.
Of course, water and its renewable energy form the starting point. Located halfway up a steep hillside there is plenty of water energy available.
This mill ground corn. Other installations in this building were for felting and curing leather.
Down at the bottom was a gun powder mill. My injuries made it impossible for me to face the climb down and back up.
Gives you some idea of just how steep the countryside is.
Over 90 water power installations were in the area.
I get to these places because students are willing to trust me to create an interesting experience. Their energy is always an inspiration.