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1 Personal Presentation Potamias Georgios Teacher, 5 th public Elementary Public School of Neo Iraklio, Athens Phd student in Pedagogy UOA Med in Applied Education Med in Educational Administration potamias@pre.uth.gr giogeo_gr@yahoo.co.uk

2 Municipality of Irakleio Irakleio (Greek: Ηράκλειο) is a suburb in the northern part of Athens, Greece, and a municipality of the Attica region. Has a population of about 49,642 inhabitants (2011).

3 Little bit of History…. The name Irakleio derives from «Ηρακλής» that means Hercules because of an ancient temple devoted to the ancient hero. In medieval times the place was called Arakli The name Irakleio derives from «Ηρακλής» that means Hercules because of an ancient temple devoted to the ancient hero. In medieval times the place was called Arakli

4 Irakleio Farmlands used to dominate much of the landscape, including groves. During the early to mid 20th century, urban development and industrial buildings replaced much of the farmland. Today, most of the land is residential. Farmlands used to dominate much of the landscape, including groves. During the early to mid 20th century, urban development and industrial buildings replaced much of the farmland. Today, most of the land is residential. THE TOWN THE CLOCKTOWER IN THE SQUARE THE GATE THE RAIL STATION

5 THE AMPHITHEATRICAL CENTRAL SQUARE

6 The main street accesses to the famous Olympic Stadium,aka Athens Olympic Sports Complex, and is to the east of the municipality. The Olympic Complex The Olympic Arch designed by Santiago Calatrava

7 Irakleio has schools, a few lyceums (high schools), gymnasia, banks, a train station, a sports centre, cinemas, post offices, squares (plateies) and an old stone quarry mine in the area of Ano Heraklio. Air- photo of the main square The Mayors Hall The Emblem of the Municipality

8 A community founded by Germans During the 19 th century it was a military Bavarian colony founded by the Bavarian king Otto. In 1858 came the brewer Fuchs from Muhldorf Bavaria to Greece. He remained in the colony and established a brewery which still exists nowadays. Muhldorf and Irakleio have become today twin cities. During the 19 th century it was a military Bavarian colony founded by the Bavarian king Otto. In 1858 came the brewer Fuchs from Muhldorf Bavaria to Greece. He remained in the colony and established a brewery which still exists nowadays. Muhldorf and Irakleio have become today twin cities.

9 BASIC HISTORICAL FACTS Heraklion should have been known as: 1. The only settlement in Greece created and colonized by Germans. 2. The Municipality with the longest history and infrastructure of the Catholic Church and with the most Catholics in Attica. 3. The place where the first beer in Greece was made in 1858 by the family Fix, and had a monopoly in Greece from 1864 to 1963. 4. The place where the first land registry was made by the Bavarian Baur to allocate farms to Bavarian settlers.

10 More photos…. First beer advertisement Contempora -ry fix beer Annual beer festival

11 A very successful beer Scenes from the festival The Mayor in Muhldorf Poster from the beer festival

12 The brewery The Fix estate The local football team The modern brewery on an ancient vineyard

13 Our school Situated close to the area where the first German settlers lived, in the area called Ipirotika because after the Germans many people from Epirus (a Greek north region) came. Has about 200 students and 13 classes, ICT lab, sports facilities and a thetrical stage. Various Innovative programs are being carried out by educators (about culture, ICT innovation, health, environmental awareness)

14 Our school… Theatrical poster Environmental Education Antibullying programs

15 THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION!!!!


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