Yiorgos Chavaledakis, ΚΟΥΜΟΣ, πέτρινη κατασκευή/ KOUMOS, stone construction

pictures are screenprints from Serflac's video
(see documentation)

Yiorgos Chavaledakis's stone construction is an ensemble of buildings, structures and sculptures made from stones which vary in shape, color and size  (from small to some meters), as collected by Yiorgos in the neighbouring mountains.

Located in the community of Kalyves, near Chania, on Crete, the site is named Koumos, a greek term to denote a shed with a typical form, as depicted in the next picture, showing the one made by Chavaledaki.

Starting to make his creation in 1990, Chavaledakis, about whom the internet has no biographic details, has been working on it for over ten years. The complex of structures accommodate a greek tavern and restaurant, where large numbers of guests can be welcomed. 

The building whch houses the tavern is lavishly decorated with stones, in the same way as the chapel on the site, as shown below.

Yiorgos' creative talent is also reflected in various stand alone sculptures ....

.... mosaic decorated images ....

and frescoes in high relief on the walls.

Documentation/more pictures
* The official Koumos website (in greek)
* Koumos on Facebook
* Page on the Netilios website, in french, review and pictures
* Video by Serflac (Youtube, 4'01". uploaded july 2013)

Yiorgos Chavaledakis
730073 Chania, Crete
open to the public that visits the tavern

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