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11.5.2019 / 08:30 - 18:30 /Participants + Acc.PersonsConference Official Scientific & Cultural All day Tour to Epidaurus / 80€ per person
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9.5.2019 / 08:00 - 19:00 / Acc. persons onlyCruise to the Islands of the Saronikos Gulf / 100€ per person
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10.5.2019 / 09:00 - 13:00 / Acc. persons onlyCape & Sounio / 45€ per person
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8.5.2019 / 13:00 - 17:00 / Participants + Acc. personsAthens City Tour / 45€ per person

Conference Official Scientific & Cultural All day Tour to Epidaurus / 80€ per person

11.5.2019 / 08:30 – 18:30 Participants + Acc.Persons

Excursion to the ancient Asclepeion of Epidaurus archeological site.

The tour will begin at 08:30 from Athens heading to Epidaurus. You will first pass by the Isthmus of Corinth, heading to the Baths of the beautiful Helen. There you will have the chance to spare some time to explore the Epidaurus Theater, the small Epidaurus museum, the wrestling arena known as “Palestra” as well as the famous Asclepeion. By the time you will have enjoyed the beauties of Epidaurus, you will head to have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch we will visit a forest recreation area with forest paths to walk in nature. Then you begin your way back to Athens. The trip from Epidaurus to Athens lasts about 2 hours and you are expected to be back to Athens at 18:30.”

Start a walk from the Ancient Stadium (about 1½ hours) in the historic path.

PLEASE NOTE:

– Walking shoes recommended.

– Take some water and snack with you!

The “Culture Paths” program in Epidaurus is being implemented with the kind sponsorship of the AG Foundation Leventis and includes the signaling of a series of 8 routes, walking and cycling. In addition, at the Epidaurus ancient theater, there we will be 2 oral presentations by:

  • of Medicine, Dr. Geroulanos about Hippocratic therapies in Ancient Asclepeion,
  • of Archaeology Dr. Labrinoudakis about the Structure, Functions and Organization of ancient Greek Ancient Asclepeion.
11.5.2019 / 08:30 – 18:30 Participants + Acc.Persons

Cruise to the Islands of the Saronikos Gulf / 100€ per person

9.5.2019 / 08:00 – 19:00 / Acc. persons only

AEGINA: The largest and most important island in the Saronic Gulf, inhabited since the 2nd millennium B.C. Aegina has a very rich past and a fascinating present. The Temple of Aphaia is arguably the jewel in the crown of Aegina island, wander around Paleachora, visit the archeological site of Kolona. The island is famous for its pistachio groves, on which is based its economy. They are called in Greek: “Fistikia”. The harvest of the pistachios is celebrated every year in September with “The Aegina Fistiki Festival”. In the port itself, you will see the typical fish market and the very colorful floating fruit and vegetable market.

POROS: The smallest of the three islands, separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strait. A very green island, covered with pine trees and lemon trees. You will walk around its small and narrow streets, and go up to the clock-tower to admire the panoramic view. The Town, constructed on the slopes of a hill, is the center of most activities on the island. The most picturesque spot of Poros Greece is the Love Bay, surrounded by the characteristic pine forests of the island. Over the last years, the island has developed as a departure point for sailing trips to the Saronic Gulf.

HYDRA: One of the most cosmopolitan islands, the favorite of the international Jet-Set. Wander through its narrow streets, admire the unique architecture of its houses, have a swim in its crystal clear waters, shop in its famous jewellery and popular art boutiques. The special thing about Hydra island is that cars and other motor vehicles are entirely prohibited in all the island, so all transport is done on foot, by boat or riding the donkey. Beaches on the island are actually small coves with crystal water and green surroundings.

9.5.2019 / 08:00 – 19:00 / Acc. persons only

Cape & Sounio / 45€ per person

10.5.2019 / 09:00 – 13:00 / Acc. persons only

Depart for a wonderful drive along the scenic coastal road which affords a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf. A crowning feature of the tour in Cape Sounion, dominated by the spectacular 5th century B.C. Temple of Poseidon (god of the sea) overlooking the Aegean Sea. The temple is located on the top of the cliff overlooking the Saronic Gulf, and on a clear day, you can see seven Greek islands. There are stories about the ship of King Menelaus who stopped briefly at Sounio on his way back from Troy; or about the unfortunate King Aegeus who drowned himself on that spot and the Aegean Sea got named after him; or about the people who built a temple using local marble to honour the god of the sea and safeguard the profits from the neighbouring Lavrio mines.

There are two sanctuaries present on the cape: the sanctuary of Poseidon and the sanctuary of Athena; two gods that were held in high esteem by the ancient Athenians. The promontory that’s home to the Temple of Poseidon is surrounded completely by the blue sea (except the north approach to the site), and it’s perhaps the only site where one can really comprehend the importance of seafaring in ancient Greece. On the low hill to the north, you will see the Temple of Athena Sounias. The site is in complete ruins, with few building foundations and scattered marbles betraying that it was an important site of worship. A second, smaller temple on the site is associated with either Artemis or the hero Phrontis.

The drive to and from Sounion takes you through some of the most beautiful and upscale suburbs of Athens. Lunch at a local restaurant.

10.5.2019 / 09:00 – 13:00 / Acc. persons only

Athens City Tour / 45€ per person

8.5.2019 / 13:00 – 17:00 / Participants + Acc. persons

From the Acropolis to Omonia Square, with the half-day sightseeing and Acropolis museum tour. You’ll see all the famous sites of ancient and modern Athens on this comprehensive morning tour. Offering a perfect overview of the modern city, this guided tour will help you get your bearings if this is your first visit to Athens.

The Athens half-day tour departs for a photo stop at Panathinaiko Stadium where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896. It is the only stadium built out of white marble. Proceed, passing by Zappeion and Temple of Olympian Zeus. You will then pass the Athens Trilogy which includes the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, and the National Library. Continue passing by National Garden, Hadrian’s Arc, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown soldier, Schliemann’s House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Old Parliament, Constitution Square, Russian Orthodox Church, and finally ACROPOLIS (visit Propylae, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens).

Continue the expert-guided Athens sightseeing and museum tour with a pleasant short walk passing by Herodion and Dionysos Theater, in order to visit the ACROPOLIS museum. Avoid and skip the lines of the new museum. Main attractions such as votives, artifacts of everyday life, statues from archaic period, Caryatids, and of course the Parthenon hall with the metopes, the pediments and the frieze will impress you.

8.5.2019 / 13:00 – 17:00 / Participants + Acc. persons