The formation of a government committee with the task of coordinating and accelerating the processes of utilization of the former royal estate of Tatoi, was decided by the Council of Ministers.
According to the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the committee consists of the Minister of Culture and Sports Lina Mendoni, as chairman, the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Costas Karamanlis, the Minister of Rural Development and Food Spilio Libanos, the Deputy Minister of Interior for issues the Deputy Minister of Environment and Energy, responsible for Spatial Planning and Urban Environment Nikos Tagaras, the Deputy Minister of Environment and Energy, responsible for Environmental Protection George Amyras, the Secretary General of Culture of the Ministry of Culture and Sports George Didaskalos, George Karagiannis and the Secretary General of Spatial Planning and Urban Environment of the Ministry of Environment and Energy, Efthymios Bakogiannis.
According to the same announcement, at the meeting of the Council of Ministers, Ms. Mendoni pointed out, among other things, central points of the Sustainability Study, which forms a final proposal for the development of the Tatoi estate, to be an important national destination, but also internationally, attractive to all ages, all year round, through environmentally friendly infrastructure and activities, which will at the same time ensure its sustainability. Two basic principles were set for the design and, above all, the implementation of the program: first, respect for history, the environment and society, and second, economic sustainability.
According to the announcement of the Ministry of Culture, good practices from 18 successful examples abroad were studied for the formulation of the final proposal of the development plans, both in terms of the development of forest recreation and in terms of cultural utilization of palace buildings and accompanying agricultural and other complexes. with emphasis on those that have common features with the Tatoi estate. Three development plans were formulated, the viability of which was studied, taking into account the synergies that are created in the overall plan in which they are included. It was decided to follow the second plan and to create – at the level of institutional arrangements – conditions for the implementation of part of the third plan, if deemed necessary at a later time. For all three projects, 5 thematic units were examined that were key elements of the overall development plan, giving the estate a unified character and identity, so that it can attract a critical mass of visitors (1. History and Culture, 2. Outdoor Sports and Leisure, 3. Agricultural Economy, 4. Research and Knowledge, 5. Wellness and Calm). In each thematic direction, interventions are proposed whose intensity changes per scenario, while, according to the Ministry of Culture, this phase is completed with:
– the registration of the trademarks of the Tatoi estate (temporarily in favor of the Organization for the Management and Development of Cultural Resources / Ministry of Culture),
– the preparation of a detailed project management plan with a record of actions and interdependencies for its implementation, as well as
– the proposal of an organizational scheme for the arrangement and coordination of the individual competent state bodies, as well as a proposal for a structure of a Special Purpose Company (SPV) that will contribute, under the supervision of the competent authorities, to the implementation of the development program of the estate.
Finally, the same announcement informs about the donation of a wooden library, which is related to George I, by the emeritus professor of Pathology and Infections of the Medical School of EKPA, G. Daikos. The interest and the progress of the works in the former royal estate of Tatoi ou pushed the emeritus professor to contact Mrs. Mendoni in order to offer to the future museum of the palaces the library, which he and his wife had acquired – through an auction – M. Lanara-Daikou. The library, which according to the Ministry of Culture bears the emblem of George I, probably comes from the royal yacht “Amfitriti” (former siege “Bouboulina” with a total length of 91m, width 10m, draft 6m). An important part of its equipment is kept in Tatoi (tableware with similar decoration, ie the emblem of George I in compositions with anchors). The scientific documentation of the furniture will reveal more about its history and origin. However, his connection with George I is not disputed.