We extend our gratitude to our respected supervisor, Dr. Marinos Ioannides, for his invaluable guidance and unwavering support throughout the entire process of developing the eFikardou platform. His profound expertise in the realm of Digital Heritage has been an illuminating force, guiding our endeavors and enabling us to achieve remarkable results. Special thanks to Orestis Rizopoulos for his exceptional contribution to the design of efikardou, and data management and integration to the platform. We would also like to express our sincere appreciation to the Community Council of Fikardou, Department of Antiquities, Dr. Maria Philokyprou from University of Cyprus, Tetraktys Films Productions Ltd, Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus, Press Information Office and the entire team at the UNESCO Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage, especially our colleagues Marina Mateou and Giannis Panagi. Their relentless dedication in assisting with data collection and the creation of the eFikardou platform has played a pivotal role in the successful implementation of this project. Their unwavering commitment and expertise have been instrumental in bringing this platform to fruition. Furthermore, we wish to convey our profound thanks to our parents and friends for their unwavering support and patience during our years of study. Their unwavering encouragement and unwavering belief in our capabilities have been a constant source of motivation, propelling us forward in our academic pursuits. This collaborative effort stands as a testament to an epoch-making collaboration, and we are deeply honored to have had the privilege of working alongside such esteemed individuals and institutions. Without their noteworthy contributions, the realization of the eFikardou platform would not have been possible.
Special acknowledgement goes to the following EU-funded projects, which were fundamental in inspiring the setup, design, implementation, and management of this platform.
IMPACTOUR has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 870747
Eureka3D project has received funding from the European Union’s digital Europe program under Grant agreement no. 101100685
MNEMOSYNE project has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 Framework. Programme for research and innovation under Grant agreement no. 810857
TEXTOUR has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No.101004687
EU VIGIE2020/654 Study at the request of and financed by the European Commission, Directorate-General of Communications Networks, Content & Technology VIGIE 2020/654.