We would like to inform you that tickets for the Winery visit are sold out!

If you are interested in attending the visit to Vergina please reach the registration desk at the conference venue!

When in Thessaloniki...take a Tour!


This conference would not be complete without an array of specially-designed tours and visits, made to fit our schedule and every interest.
Choose among a city walk, an archaeological or a winery visit! Together with the social events there will not pass a day without an experience!
In order to express your interest in participating please fill in the form on the right or at the bottom of this page. 
*participation to the cultural visits on Wednesday will be on a first-come first-served basis

City Tour - Monday 12th of June


Σχέδιο χωρίς τίτλο 15 The Kaleidoscope Walk: Exploring the many colors and   images, the many stories of Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki’s long history and intricate past are reflected in today’s urban landscape as a kaleidoscope of colours and images, a mixture of ethnicities, religions, and empires, all leaving their traces of cultural heritage over the centuries, thus creating the cultural collage that Thessaloniki is today. On this tour you will find out which elements prevailed in time, as the city’s monuments become the reference points for understanding its different historical periods and introducing its ethnic communities of the past: Roman (Galerius Complex – early 4th century), Byzantine (examples of 4th-15th century churches listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites), Ottoman (15th century - ex mosques, hamams, markets), Jewish (Yad Lezikaron Synagogue & Holocaust monument).

The Kaleidoscope Walking Tour will take place on Monday June 12th
Pick up: Porto Palace at 17:30
Duration: 2,5 hours

Excursions - Wednesday 14th of June


Σχέδιο χωρίς τίτλο 15 Winery visit: a local tradition, a pleasure worldwide

Having a deity like Dionysos, a God in the Greek pantheon entirely dedicated to wine, may be enough to give you an idea of the importance of wine in Greek culture. With this aromatic tour you will acquaint yourself with some of the best Greek wines while visiting one of the most renowned winery in Greece, Domaine Gerovassiliou winery. www.gerovassiliou.gr/en.  The tour will start with a tasting of the most indicative wines of Northern Greece, after which you will have the chance to tour the wine cellars and learn all about the wine-making process, as well as the vineyard (depending on the weather). Furthermore, you will be able to visit the Wine Museum, located near the cellars and see various pieces of significance relating to the vineyard and to wine history.

The Winery tour will take place on Wednesday, June 14th
Pick up: Porto Palace at 16:00
Duration: 2 hours

earli leaf2 removebg previewVergina: the royal tombs of Ancient Macedonia, the kingdom of Alexander the Great

One of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century in Greece is the Great Tumulus of Vergina. Situated at the foothills of the Pierian Mountains, Vergina, also known as Ancient Aigai, was the first capital of the ancient kingdom of Macedonia. This major archaeological site hosts the Royal Tomb of King Philipp II of Macedonia, father of Alexander the Great, along with the ruins of an acropolis, theater, shrines and private buildings, a monumental palace, 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. It is protected by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage and comprises a unique discovery of an enormous universal impact. The Museum of Vergina is also a unique museological experience, as its exhibition consists of the burial ground on-site and artifacts exhibited on the same underground level. 

The Vergina Tour will take place on Wednesday, June 14th
Pick up: Porto Palace at 16:00
Duration:  3,5 hours