CoHeN is a strategic project funded by the Interreg Greece-Italy 2014/2020 Programme that aims to promote cultural tourism through the valorization of the Adriatic-Ionian Coastal Route by creating a network of historic built heritage hallmarks across the cross-border area.
The two countries comprise an impressive number of cultural heritage sites, monuments and buildings of all periods, including sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List. This rich cultural heritage represents the continuous flow of migrating populations, conflicts, trades, transports and exchanges between the narrow waters of the Adriatic and Ionian Seas for millennia.
The valorization which the project aims at will be achieved through the restoration of 17 monuments and buildings, 11 in Greece and 6 in Puglia.
These buildings will become stages of a public network of maritime architectures, hosting touristic services, permanent exhibitions/artworks/art installations evoking recent and ancient stories related to the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. For this reason the buildings will be adapted as public spaces of small dimensions with the functions of reception, exhibition, meetings or workshops.