Venue & Location

The ORMYLIA Foundation

IRUG 2016 will be held at the ORMYLIA Foundation Art Diagnosis Centre, situated at one Km distance from the Sacred Convent of the Annunciation in Ormylia, Chalkidiki. The welcome reception and the conference dinner will take place at a nearby hotel.

ORMYLIA is located at 80 Km distance from the International Airport ‘Makedonia‘ of Thessaloniki (*) and at 65 Km distance from Ouranoupoli, the port to Mount Athos that is a site inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Direct international flights arrive to the International Airport 'Makedonia‘ of Thessaloniki from many EU countries.

The visitors will be enchanted by the charming and peaceful landscape combining olive trees fields and the long seaside of Chalkidiki.

(*) Transportation from the airport to Ormylia and vice versa could be facilitated by the Conference Secretariat: Buses from the airport to the recommended Hotels (please check accommodation page) and vice versa will be organized the day before and after the Conference, upon the number of participants, with a small extra fee (please check registration’s page).


Chalkidiki is a region in northern Greece best known for its 3 peninsulas, which feature verdant forests that give way to sandy beaches and turquoise water.

On the mainland you can find important archaeological sites like Stageira, Aristotle’s birthplace, and Olynthus, known for its well-preserved mosaic floors.

The peninsula and Mount of Athos is also located in Chalkidiki: a unique Christian monument of 20 Eastern Orthodox monasteries and their associated sketae (cloisters) and cells.

Useful links

Ormylia Foundation Art Diagnosis Centre

Ormylia Foundation
Art Diagnosis Centre

Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia (SKG)

Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia