Scientific programme & Social Events

The scientific programme will cover two and a half days:

Monday, May 23rd (morning) - Wednesday, May 25th (lunch time)

 

The final scientific programme can be downloaded below (updated: 18-May-2016):


Social Events

 

Welcome reception

Welcome reception with canapés and drinks is offered on Sunday 22 May evening.

Date: Sunday, 22 May 2016
Time: 20:00 – 22:30
Address: Cronwell Resort SERMILIA
Place: Sky Bar of Cronwell Resort SERMILIA
Transportation: a bus will be available to connect different hotels
Price: Included in the Conference fee

 

Conference gala dinner

Marina Sea Food Restaurant

Date: Tuesday, 24 May 2016
Time: 20:30
Location: Nea Potidea, Chalkidiki.
Transportation: Departure & final destination at the hotels (by bus)
Price: Included in the Conference fee

 

Visit to the Ormylia Monastery

The Sacred Convent of the Annunciation, the Founder of Ormylia Foundation, has been established in the area of the Municipality of Ormylia, Chalkidiki, since 1974. The Convent has been recognized as a Patriarchal Dependency of Mount Athos Holy Monastery of Simonopetra by the Patriarchic and Synodal Act n. 804/25.10.1991.

Date: Wednesday, 25 may 2016
Time: After lunch
Duration: approximately 2 hours
Location: Departure & return at the conference venue (by bus or on foot)
Price: No cost

 

Ormylia Monastery

Mt. Athos cruise (Sunday Excursion)

Not included in the Conference fee

The cruise around Mount Athos is a combination of a historical, educational but yet a leisurely voyage recommended to everyone.

Located at the third peninsula of Chalkidiki, the steep slopes of Mount Athos are punctuated by twenty imposing monasteries and their subsidiary establishments. An Orthodox spiritual centre since the 10th century, Mount Athos has enjoyed a self-administered status since Byzantine times. The 'Holy Mountain', which is forbidden to women and children, is also a recognized cultural site. The landscape reflects traditional monastic farming practices, which maintain populations of plant species that have now become rare in the region.

While we sail along the costs of the peninsula, we will enjoy the unique landscape and the magnificent architecture of the monasteries. In our stopover, we will visit a traditional village called Ouranoupoli.

For more details, visit: http://www.athos-cruises.gr/

Date: Sunday, 22 May 2016
Time: Full day trip (8:00 a.m. – 18:00 p.m.)
Duration: approximately 10 hours
Location: Departure and final destination at the hotels
Price per person: 35 EUR
Price includes: bus ride and cruise
Minimum number of participants: 20

 

Visit to Vergina (Sunday Excursion)

Not included in the Conference fee

Tour to Vergina (Aigai), the major city of Macedonians, listed as a World Heritage site. You will visit the most important remains of the monumental palace of the Kingdom of Macedonia, lavishly decorated with mosaics and painted stuccoes, and the burial ground with more than 300 tumuli, some of which date from the 11th century B.C. One of the royal tombs is identified as that of Philip II, who conquered all the Greek cities, paving the way for his son Alexander and the expansion of the Hellenistic world.

For more details, visit: http://www.aigai.gr/en

Date: Sunday, 22 May 2016
Time: Full day trip (8:00 a.m. – 18:00 p.m.)
Duration: approximately 10 hours
Location: Departure and final destination at the hotels
Price per person: 40 EUR
Price includes: bus ride, admission fee to Archeological Site, official guide
Minimum number of participants: 20

 

Note about Sunday excursions:

Do you have a Saturday flight and want to travel around on Sunday? These excursion tours can be booked separately with our partner travel-company Chalkidiki Tours (please use this contact form for requesting more information). Additionally, you also need to confirm your interest for booking an excursion tour during the registration process.

These optional excursions tours are not included in the conference fee and have to be paid separately.