cultural association “To Kastro” - “The Castle” - was established in 1977 by a
group of villagers whose aim was to give a new prospective to the cultural
life of our place and beyond that, a different point of view in the way they
saw the quality of life in our village’s small society. It started with a
temporary administrative committee and the next year proceeded in elections
which resulted in the appointment of mr. Aggelo Diamatari, to the post of the
first president of the association. That is the time, when the first
festivities - including traditional dancing, celebration of the Politehnio
anniversary with songs composed by Miki Theodoraki, and a photography
exhibition-, take place successfully.
followed a period of 2-3 years during which there was no real action, and then
a reunion in 1981. In 1982 we have the revival of the custom “Gia vrex’ Aprili
m’ ” which is still organized every year after Easter. The same year, the
association in cooperation with the Hellenic Cinematography Center organized
film showing, an initiative which resulted in the opening of its own cinema;
with a fund given by the community of Limenaria in 1984. Since 1985 a blood
bank has opened offering help to anyone of the villagers who needs it. The
Golden Era of the association is around 1990, when apart from Theatre
performances, directed and performed in great success by the villagers
themselves, there is a radio station with great transmission; broadcasting
everyday a full-time program.
After 1995, there isn’t much of activity due to internal problems. Thankfully, the last few years, there is a refreshment with the coming of new members, who took in their hands the administration and – aiming, mainly, at the new generation -, paid a lot of attention in the creation of many departments for the kids and the youth. Thus, we are able to say, that today, 27 years after its establishment, the cultural association “ To Kastro” is ready to meet the demands of the new era.