Accompanying Person Programme

Accompanying persons are similarly to the conference participants also warmly welcome. The conference has organized for them a pleasant stay with a rich social programme, giving them the opportunity to enjoy the resort, as well as discover the culture and the history of the region.

Accompanying persons’ registration will be done through the my·ecscrm account of the participant they are accompanying. Therefore, there is no need for them to create a separate my·ecscrm account for themselves.

Accompanying Person Registration Fees include:

1st option: Basic (early bird: €150 / late: €170 / on-site: €190):

  • Welcome reception
  • Gala Dinner
  • Transfer from and to the airport

Lunch coupons (€30/lunch) and excursion coupons (€85/excursion) will also be available on-site

2nd option: Full (early bird: €300 / late: €320 / on-site: €370):

  • Welcome reception
  • Gala Dinner
  • Transfer from and to the airport
  • Lunch throughout the conference (2 days in the resort and 2 at the excursions)
  • 2 excursions (Thessaloniki City Tour and Cruise around the Athos peninsula)
  • Leather backpack specially designed for ECSCRM2016

Come with your family

Both the resort and the area cater for a complete conference experience that embraces accompanying persons of all ages.

Porto Carras Grand Resort pays very special attention to its little friends and offers a wide range of activities that are sure to excite even the most demanding young guests. Porto Carras Wonderland, “children’s heaven”, with two Kid’s Clubs, supervised creative group programs, two children’s pools, a brand new Marina Fun Park for exciting inflatable fun, bouncers, duck bumper boats, the Sithonia lagoons water slides, blasters and twisters promise thrilling vacations for children of all, all, ages!
More specific details can be found at the designated pages of the Porto Carras website.

Halkidiki is also a family paradise. There are endless beautiful beaches where the whole family can enjoy the sun and the sea. From majestic sand castles, to swimming competitions, to swift jet skis, Halkidiki beaches can cater to all.

If you plan to come to ECSCRM 2016 with your family and need specific accommodation arrangements or help planning family activities, please contact SYMVOLI Conference & Cultural Management (E: ecscrm2016@symvoli.gr / T: 0030 2310 433099), so that we can assist you in any possible way.

Conference Excursions

ECSCRM 2016 is pleased to offer the conference accompanying persons the very best; two must-do excursions for any visitor to Halkidiki: a comprehensive all-in-one day tour of the city of Thessaloniki and a cruise around a most unique sight; centuries-old monasteries perched atop the cliffs of Mount Athos.
These two excursions are included in the Accompanying Registration Fees “2nd option: Full”.

The Kaleidoscope Tour:
exploring the many colors and images of Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki City Tour

Tuesday, September 27th @ 08.30
Duration: 8 hours

Thessaloniki’s long history and troubled past are reflected in today’s urban landscape as a kaleidoscope of colours and images of different ethnic groups and the cultural production of the communities that have lived in this major Balkan port through the centuries. On this tour 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, Rotunda, Roman Forum), Byzantine (examples of 4th-15th century churches listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites), Ottoman (examples of mosques, hamams, markets), Jewish (Yad Lezikaron Synagogue & Holocaust monument). City landmarks will mark the beginning and end of this overview of Thessaloniki’s multicultural identity, from the Byzantine Walls and the city’s panoramic view, to the White Tower, the city’s monument emblem, to the port, the focal point for the city’s occupation history and population movement.

*a visit to the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki is also included in the tour
**lunch will be arranged at a picturesque tavern in the city center

Thessaloniki City Tour

Mount Athos Boat Tour

Cruise around the Athos peninsula

Wednesday, September 28th @ 08.30
Duration: approximately 8 hours

An Orthodox spiritual centre since 1054, Mount Athos has been an autonomous state since the Byzantine times. It is a monastic state of mountains and monasteries, about 20 of which are presently inhabited by around 1,400 monks. Women and children are not allowed to set foot on the land; a boat tour around the peninsula is the closest they can get to visiting this incredible sight. A renowned Unesco World Heritage Site, Mount Athos has inspired the art scene for hundreds of years. The layout of the monasteries and its school of painting have been a great influence on the history of Orthodox art all over the Orthodox community, all the way to the Russian art scene. Each of these monasteries safeguards Byzantine relics whose religious and historical value is immeasurable.
Sailing off from Ormos Panagias, a fishing village in Halkidiki, the boat will head to the west coast of Mount Athos, sailing along the coastline to allow participants a closer view of some of the most prominent monasteries with magnificent architecture. The boat will make a stop at Ouranoupoli around 13.30 for a tour of the Tower of Ouranoupolis that dates back to the Byzantine times. There will also be some free time for a swim or a stroll in the village.

*a light lunch will be arranged either during the cruise or in Ouranoupolis

Mount Athos Cruise

Extra Day Tours

ECSCRM2016 accompanying persons will have the opportunity to further experience the rich Greek culture, beautiful landscape and delicious cuisine in an even more intimate way by visiting a few more of the many interesting sites in close proximity to Halkidiki in the offered day tours (at an extra cost).

Please find more information here

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