Siatista is built in a mountainous area on the austral slope of the Velia mountain on an average height of 930 metres.
Siatista is a small rural town in Kozani regional unit, West Macedonia, Greece. The 2011 census recorded 5.490 residents in the town. It is the seat of Voio Municipality. It consists of two continuing neighbourhoods "Gerania and Hora". In each separate place dominates a belfry, which signifies and determines morphological elements, which compose the towns (Siatista’s) two traditional masts.
The narrow paths give you the impression that you have been trapped in an isolated place enclosed around bare mountains. Searching for independence and faith the first inhabitants came to this difficult of passage area. The sterile grounds drew them to cultivate vineyards and leather and fur processing as well as external and internal trade. Nowadays, many young people choose not to study and work on these traditional jobs, sometimes never leaving their homeland. It is really important to implement international projects in the countryside because there are not many opportunities for local youth.
April 17, 2021
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November 23, 2019
On Saturday, November 23, 2019, our “Greek Odysseuses” team organized an Experiential Seminar on Mindfulness and Leadership at the Trapantzio Siatista Gymnasium in the framework of the Erasmus+ Transnational Youth Initiative "GO Alive". Our team paid great attention and importance to the selection of participants, as we targeted individuals who have a leadership role and impact on our local community.
October 6, 2019
On Sunday 6th of October 2019, "Greek Odysseuses" carried out our second action in Siatista on Environment and Recycling. Volunteers from our group helped distribute the "Green" recyclable pots that the children of elementary school made from plastic bottles the previous Saturday. Along with the pots that we handed out to passers-by, we carried out a questionnaire survey on Environmental issues.
September 28, 2019
On Saturday 28th of September 2019, Greek Odysseuses organized a kids activity about Environmental Protection and Recycling. The event was inspired by the Environment Committee during an earlier event in May 2019. More than 20 children aged 10-15 as well as young people from our group participated in the activity.
August 10, 2019
On 10th of August 2019, Greek Odysseuses organised a hiking trip on Bourinos Mountain with more than 30 youngsters from Siatista.
August 9, 2019
On Friday 9th of August 2019, Greek Odysseuses organised a sport activity in Siatista, based on the ideas of the sport committee during the “Democracy and Me” event.
May 25, 2019
On Saturday 25th of May 2019, the day before the European elections, young people from Siatista met at the Local Library (Spiritual Center) to analyze the existing situations in 4 areas of daily life in the city and to work n 4 committees to propose solutions and ideas for their improvement!
March 23, 2019
The second local workshop in Siatista took place on Saturday 23rd of March 2019, where the local youngsters were familiarised with guided meditation and active listening and they had the chance to test their senses and underwent a flashback to important moments in their lives.
January 19, 2019
Our first local workshop on Mindfulness took place on Saturday 19th of January 2019 at the Event Hall of the Public Library of Siatista, Greece. There were 4 Initiates: Maria Stefanidou, Markos Chionos, Dimitris Mpatsis and Thomas Tomopoulos, as well as 13 young participants.