Friends of Paxos

About: Friends of Paxos

The non-profit association of the Friends of Paxos was created in Paxos in 2015 with the initiative of Faye Lychnou and Chris Boïcos.

The objective of the association is to initiate, encourage and organize cultural activities of every type on the island - musical concerts and festivals, art exhibitions, art residencies, musical and artistic workshops and other cultural and artistic projects.

The association also encourages and participates in projects concerning the island’s architectural, cultural and natural patrimony:

At a time when public budgets and cultural initiatives in Greece are few, the FOP, encourages private initiative and financing of concrete projects.
Our first project, successfully completed in the summer of 2015, was the restoration of the bronze statue of Greek war of independence hero George Anemoyiannis in Gaios. More projects like the restoration of fragile iconostases of Paxos’ historic 17th and 18th century churches (Agios Yiannis Pialouhes, Lambovitissa) or public spaces on the island, the replanting of the yards of the old schools of Loggos and Lakka, the restoration of the Makris seafront square in Gaios, as well as the restoration and marking of the island footpaths, are being carried out or planned for the future.

In time we hope to be able to organize more cultural events in collaboration with other associations or interested parties in Corfu and other Ionian islands.

The association currently has 120 members from 14 different nationalities who contribute their talents, money and energy to the preservation and improvement of our beloved island.

Faye Lychnou with her friend ChysanthosRetour (Photos by Tina Merandon, July 2015)
Chris Boicos