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TEDxAcademy - Antonis Sgardelis - Old buildings are our living history

Antonis Sgardelis has a passion for building and construction. He specifically enjoys the restoration and maintenance of old buildings since he strongly believes that old buildings are our living history. He had the vision of restoring a Byzantine-era rural mansion and transform it into KINSTERNA HOTEL & SPA a 5 star hotel while restoring and maintaing all its past functions and the ancient cistern located in the center of the building. Tucked-away in the folds of a lush hillside with privileged views of the Medieval Castle's Rock of Monemvasia and the endless blue of the Aegean KINSTERNA is a great story of vision and transformation. Antonis Sgardelis studied Civil Engineering in the National Technical University of Athens. He started his own construction companies and entrepreneurial activities. Among them he co-founded AVAX construction company. Since his early years as a University Student, Antonis Sgardelis is politically active. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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