The President of Philodassiki Mr Michael Melas passed away few days ago.
The President of Philodassiki Mr Michael Melas passed away on the 20th of November at the age of 86.
Mr Michael Melas who was President of Philodassiki for over 30 years had devoted his life to the care of the Mt. Hymettus Aesthetic forest with its 11th century Byzantine monastery and surrounding landscape. He was relentless in his efforts to stop any illegal encroachment of the forest and gave both time and money to ensure its continuing existence. He was also instrumental in many successful environmental projects including the protection of the Lesvos petrified forest and the reforestation surrounding the Chios Byzantine monastery. His presence will be much missed.
He is succeeded by his nephew Mr George Melas.