Attica Group presents for the first time its new Corporate Social Responsibility program entitled “Traditional Occupations”.
Blue Star Ferries, a member of Attica Group operating at the Aegean Sea and witnessing firsthand the natural beauty and richness of the islands, introduces through its official website www.bluestarferries.gr a series of occupations and arts that are continuously facing the danger of extinction. This program aims at reviving and preserving these occupations, promoting the role of local societies whilst sustaining and protecting our national heritage.
While implementing this program, the Company came in contact with many gifted people who, in their own unique way shared their expertise and secrets; for example how to create molds for handmade bells at the island of Symi, understanding the utility value of traditional techniques used for the preparation of local cheese (tyrovolia) at the island of Astypalea, finding the correct geographical location for the construction of pigeon houses at Tinos and many more.
Personal testimonials and narrations highlight professionals, from older and more recent generations, living at the islands of the Aegean, that continue with the same devotion to preserve and keep alive those occupations using local materials and techniques.
The website will be updated on a regular basis, enhancing its content and thus reinforcing the cultural tradition of insular Greece.
The program “Traditional Occupations” is a part of Attica Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility Program entitled “With you as our destination” which is addressed to the islands served by the Group’s fleet through its vessel owing companies Blue Star Ferries and Superfast Ferries.
Athens, 20 December 2011