Kassandra Mines

We are in the mines of northeastern Chalkidiki. A place where the military commander Alexander the Great obtained the gold for his campaigns and the legendary Alexis Zorbas worked. The beloved poet of sailors and seamen, Nikos Kavvadias, fell in love here. It is the place that entire generations of miners have worked. This is a brief overview and presentation of the history of the “Kassandra Mines”, from the antiquity until today. It is a time travel to one of the world’s longest-running mining operations.

Our future goal is the production of an hourly documentary, where there the history of mining in the wider area of Kassandra will be documented in detailed, as well as the process of metal extracting, along with the mining methods through the centuries.



Duration: 15 min
Format: High Definition 16:9 
Language: Greek 
Subtitles: English


Direction:  Anastasis Agathos, Vasilis Mentogiannis

Historical Research: Vasilis Mentogiannis

Scientific Supervisor: Giorgos Koutsouflakis

Production Manager: Chrisa Stilou

Narrator: Alekos Potamitis, Theodora Siarkou

Director of Photography: Anastasis Agathos

Camera Operators: Anastasis Agathos, Nikos Konitsiotis

Film Editing: Anastasis Agathos

Sound Design: Nikos Gotsis

Sound Editing – Titles: Αntonis Delaportas

Animation: Eleni Diamanti

Film Subtitling: John O’Shea

Post Production Studio: Genesis M. Productions

Producer: UFR team

Production: UFR team 2014©