Paths of Culture in Sikinos: Creation of a navigation and information application
SIKINOS

Paths of Culture in Sikinos: Creation of a navigation and information application

ORGANIZATION

Hellenic Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage (ELLET)

PROGRAM DURATION

May 15th 2023 - May 15th 2024 (12 months)

The networks of paths in the Cycladic islands are part of the cultural heritage and unique character of the area. The paths were created with great effort and sense of aesthetics by their inhabitants over the centuries.

The funded program aims at creating the application “Sikinos Paths”.

The network of paths in Sikinos was implemented by the “Paths of Culture” program and the “Sustainable Aegean” program of ELLET, in 2011. It includes 7 marked routes from 1.4 to 14.3 km in length, with a total development of 56 km, covering the largest part of the island and including the most important places of interest.

The development of the mobile application aims at:

  1. Facilitating the movement of hikers in the field, in conjunction with the signage.

  2. Constituting an element of additional security.

  3. Making Sikinos and its hiking trails famous, as it will be bilingual (Greek – English).

In order to facilitate/maximize access to the app, key signs on the Sikinos paths network will be updated to include the QR code that leads to the app.

The app will be freely available on Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store, ensuring accessibility to a larger group of users and contributing to the promotion of the island.