Istanbul (Turkey): view from the Galata Tower across the Golden Horn.
Sylt (Germany)
Córdoba (Spain): view of the Roman bridge across the river Guadalquivir.
Sylt (Germany)
Castle of Alaró (Mallorca, Spain)
Old bridge across the Guadalqivir river near Italica (Spain)
Sylt (Germany)
Roman amphitheatre in Italica near Sevilla (Spain)
Great Mezquita of Cordoba (Spain)

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Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Anthropos (Med-INA)

Med-INA is a non-profit organisation, legally established in Athens, Greece, in September 2003. Its Board consists of archaeologist Stella Demestiha, biologist Giorgos Catsadorakis, archaeologist Maria Iacovou, architect Ivy Nanopoulou and economist-geographer Raphael Mathevet.

Director of Med-INA is architect, planner and environmentalist Thymio Papayannis while its Scientific Secretariat consists of archaeologist Aphrodite Sorotou, Irini Lyratzaki, social anthropologist, Angeliki Foutri, planner-engineer, and Stefanos Dodouras, economist, sustainability advisor, among others.


To contribute to a harmonious relationship between Anthropos (Mankind) and Nature, by working on the interface between the two, particularly in the Mediterranean Region, through research, action and public awareness.


  • Developing an integrated approach to the management and conservation of the natural and cultural heritage.
  • Promoting sustainable practices and best case examples, especially in the use of natural resources.
  • Encouraging a better understanding between the complex and interacting components of sustainability, namely culture, natural environment, society and economy.


Further Information



Voucourestiou Street 23
106 71 Athens

phone: + 30 210 36 00 711
fax: + 30 210 36 29 338 


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