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Our company “Karpontini Bros – Naxian Marbles Unl.” is the first marble quarrying and trading company, founded by local proprietors in Naxos.

As locals, we act not only as business men on the island but even more as residents and living members of the local community. We invest in actions not only in the context of the corporate social responsibility, but to strengthen and support the local development and social welfare, in which as citizens partake.

More than ten years now, we actively support local cultural organizations, artists, exhibitions and festivals organized in Naxos; from pure impulse and support to the local community, long before the "corporate social responsibility" became a marketing tool for the growth of profit.

Below we've outlined some of the ACTIONS we have supported or organized ourselves.

THE SEA IN OUR HANDS

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Supporting the exhibition of the Naxos based artists Alexander Reichardt and Katharina Bolesch (aka Fish & Olive) at "THE DEEP" aquarium in Hull, UK. For further info visit: «HULL 2017» και read more »

Marble signs for the path from Kinidaros to Eggares (2016)

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For the signs of the Route 11, path from Kinidaros to Eggares our company proposed to offer the marble in order to be signalized by marble signs instead of wooden. The proposal was accepted and with the cooperation of the… read more »

5th European Music Day (2015)

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This is the fifth year our company in co-operation with the Cultural Association of Tragea organizes the European Music Day in Naxos!

For further information visit the «European Music Day in Naxos» page on facebook.

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The book "MARBLE SCULPTURE IN NAXOS - From the 15th century to nowadays" is published with the support of our company.

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Alekos E. Florakis, Ph in Ethnology and Folklore studies, puts together in this book a long years investigation on the sculpture art in Naxos. With 200 pages of photographs the book is very interesting even for those who… read more »

4th European Music Day (2014)

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For further information please visit the «European Music Day in Naxos» page on facebook.

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3rd European Music Day in Naxos (2013)

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For further information please visit the «European Music Day in Naxos» page on facebook.

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Dancing Days in Kinidaros Naxos (2012)

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This is the third year our company in co-operation with the cultural associations of Kinidaros organises the "Dancing Days in Kinidaros Naxos" Dance Festival.

The Festival includes contemporary and traditional dance shows, seminars and workshops for adults and children.

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Axia International Festival - New Moon Serenade (2012)

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Since 2010 our company is a supporter of the AXIA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL.

For further details visit the «AXIA FESTIVAL» web site.

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2nd European Music Day in Naxos (2012)

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This is the second year our company organises the European Music Day in Naxos!

This year in co-operation with the Cultural Association of Tragea and the Theatrical Group of Naxos "Dionysus" the festival took place in the main square of Halki.… read more »

"Meetings" Sculpture Exposition of Olga Plastira in the Fine Arts Academy of Krakow - Poland (2011)

?php echo $action[$language . '_title']; ?>The exposition took place in the Academy of Fine Arts from the 18th until the 30th of November 2011. Supported by "Karpontini Bros - Naxian Marbles Unl."… read more »

Underwater memorial of Jacques Yves Cousteau (2011)

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Karpontini Bros Naxian Marbles Unl. had the honor to offer the marble which was used for the first worldwide underwater memorial of Jacques Yves Cousteau. Read the full story at cousteau  divers  logo

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AXIA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL - MEDITERRANEAN PROMISE (2011)

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Since 2010 our company is a supporter of the AXIA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL.

AXIA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL takes place every summer on the beautiful island of Naxos and proposes a wonderful journey full of music, art and special environmental activities.

The 3rd Edition of… read more »

Dancing Days in Kinidaros Naxos (2011)

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What makes Kinidaros village special, is the long tradition in dancing and singing. "Has violins that speak, lutes that talk and singers that make the birds remain silent". All the people who know Kinidaros identify it with dancing and singing.… read more »

European Music Day (2011)

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To 2011 η εταιρεία μας σε συνεργασία με την ομάδα εθελοντών “Συν+Αξία” διοργάνωσε την Ευρωπαϊκή Γιορτή της Μουσικής στη Νάξο. Το νησί μας συμμετείχε για πρώτη φορά στο μεγαλύτερο μουσικό θεσμό της Ευρώπης που πραγματοποιείται ταυτόχρονα σε 22… read more »

Experimental Shadow Theater at Cine-Club of Naxos (2011)

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For further details please visit the ParaMana Puppet Theatre web-site.

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Dancing Days in Kinidaros Naxos (2010)

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Ο Κυνίδαρος της Νάξου είναι συνυφασμένος με τα μάρμαρα και την εξόρυξή τους, που αποτελεί τη βασική δραστηριότητα των κατοίκων του. Μια εξίσου σημαντική πτυχή της ζωής των Κυνιδαριωτών όμως είναι ο χορός και τη μουσική. «Τα παιδιά στον Κυνίδαρο… read more »

AXIA FESTIVAL (2010)

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Since 2010 our company is a supporter of the AXIA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL.

AXIA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL takes place every summer on the beautiful island of Naxos. The festival offers a series of high quality cultural events. A number of rising stars from… read more »

Aphrodite of Naxos (2009)

Aphrodite of NaxosRené Küng first went to Naxos 15 years ago, and already then he felt inspired to create a sculpture which was to remain in its place, on the island, just like the Kouros of Melanes: still to be found lying untouched in a wilder part of the island… read more »

Photography exhibition - THE QUARRY: From the insides of Naxos to the light (2009)

ExhibitionIn the context of our efforts to acquaint the inhabitants and the visitors of Naxos with the process of marble mining, we organised a photography project titled “THE QUARRY: From the insides of Naxos to the light”, which resulted in a photography exhibition in the summer of 2009... read more »

Bazaios Tower and Naxos Festival sponsorships (2007)

Bazaios Tower logotypeSince 2007 “KARPONTINI BROS – NAXIAN MARBLES UNL” supports the activities of “Bazaios Tower” and “Naxos Festival”read more »

Distribution of educational material to the Secondary Education schools in Naxos and organization of educational visits to the quarry (2007)

Educational booklet entitled “Cycladic Civilization”During the past years, our company has sought to promote the famous Naxian marble not only as a first-quality construction material, but also as a fine material for producing sculpture and art works... read more »

Leonardo Da Vinci exchange programme (2004)

Leonardo da Vinci logotypeSince 2004, “KARPONTINI BROS – NAXIAN MARBLES UNLIMITED” has been cooperating with foreign Educational institutions and participating in the European Programme “Leonardo Da Vinci”. Until today, we have accepted two graduates from Spanish universities… read more »

Ariadne on Naxos (2004)

Ariadne on Naxos photoIn 2004 “KARPONTINI BROS - NAXIAN MARBLES UNL.” in cooperation with the German sculptor and professor Wolf Bröll and the “KONTOPIDIS & SONS UNL” marble factory propose to the municipality of Naxos to cooperate for the creation of a sculpture which will adorn Naxos’s harbor and specifically the road to Portara (Great Door)… read more »