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19 May, Sunday | 18:00-19:00

Registration will take place at the lower level lobby (entrance from Malikouti street) of Aquila Atlantis Hotel - Heraklion, the day before the Conference starts. At the same level there is our Conference venue. The Conference Secretariat will open at 17:30 to receive all participants, confirm registrations and hand over the Conference kit.


Welcome Reception

19 May, Sunday | 19:00-21:00

The Welcome Reception will take place at the Tennis Club of Heraklion (1 Doukos Bofor street) located 50m away from the Aquila Atlantis Hotel on the top of the Venetian wall. Drinks and appetisers will be served between 19:00 and 20:30.


Excursion to Spinalonga - Plaka

22 May, Wednesday| 14:30-19:00

Spinalonga is a small island in Crete with a rich history that dates back to antiquity, and it served as a powerful sea fortress in the Mediterranean due to its strategic location.

Spinalonga is best known as a leper colony from 1903 to 1957, and it was one of the last active leper colonies in Europe.

The stigma around leprosy persisted even after the evacuation of the island, and it took decades for the truth about the leper community to come to light. Victoria Hislop's novel, ''The Island'', helped to clear the fallacy surrounding the island.

Today, Spinalonga is a popular tourist destination and one of the greatest landmarks in Greece, attracting visitors from all over the world who want to explore its rich history and eerie vibe.

After the guided tour on Spinaloga Island we will go back to Plaka for a relaxing sightseeing and shopping.

Plaka (Πλάκα) is a seaside fishing village on Elounda bay in the east of Crete. It sits just 5km north of Elounda village and opposite the island of Spinalonga.

Dinner Restaurant ''Spinalonga'' at Plaka

22 May, Wednesday| 19:00 - 22:00