Social Program


President’s Reception will take place in the Congress Venue, on Friday, December 1, 2017, after the Opening Ceremony, at 20:00-21:30. Light dinner and drinks will be served.

Participation for the Congress participants is free, while accompanying members can also participate with an extra fee of 20€ per person.


The Gala Dinner will take place in Mediterranean Palace Hotel, on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at 20:00-23:00.

Participation fee for the Congress participants or accompanying members is 60€ per person.

Limited seat number.

Gala Dinner venue: Mediterranean Palace Hotel

Salaminos 3, GR-54626, Thessaloniki, Greece, Tel.: + 30 2311 240 400

Mediterranean Palace Hotel is situated in the commercial as well as cultural heart of Thessaloniki, next to one of the city’s most picturesque areas, Ladadika. Access to the city center is easy and quick, even by foot, in just a few minutes.


We would like to inform you that the tour is cancelled due to the small number of reservations.

Bus tour, Sunday, December 3, 2017

Visit at the Museum of Royal Tombs of Aigai-Vergina, Pella.

The Organizing Committee of the Congress is planning for the Congress delegates and accompanying persons a visit by bus to the archaeological site of Vergina, which is the ancient burial site of the kings of Macedonia, including the tomb of Philip II, for Sunday December 3, 2017.

The bus will depart at 09:00 from the front entrance of the Congress Venue, the KE.D.E.A. building, and will arrive back point after the tour will be completed at the same at 16:00.

Participants interested to participate in this tour are kindly suggested to communicate with the congress secretariat at: until Thursday, November 23, 2017 and declare their willingness. A minimum of 20 preregistered participants is required in order for the bus tour to take place. If this minimum number will not be achieved by November 23, the bus tour will be canceled.

The cost of the bus tour is 35,00€ per person and includes transportation and tour guide fees. This fee should be paid during the on-site registration at the Congress.

The cost of the entrance fee to the Museum and ancient site is 12,00€ per person, is not covered by the tour fee, and should be paid at the Museum’s cashier.

Additional information regarding the archaeological site can be accessed here.


Date:                 Sunday December 3, 2017

Duration:           09:00 – 16:00

Departure:         Front entrance of the Congress Venue, the KE.D.E.A. building

Included:           Bus transportation and English-speaking guide

Not included:     Museum’s fee (12,00€ per person)

Price:                 35,00€ per person (Congress participants, Accompanying persons)