Post Conference Tours

ECSCRM2016 participants who wish to extend their stay in this beautiful country and grab at the opportunity to visit a few more of its cultural and natural wonders will find that the conference has arranged a few pre- and post-conference tour options for them (at an extra cost).

Seize this opportunity to discover this unique country in depth and experience its hidden gems and the wonderful surprises that lie beneath the surface.

Please find below the proposed options.
If you are interested in these tours, please fill out the form TOURS.
Payment will be settled upon your registration on site, on the 26th of September and no later.

Vergina: the Royal Tombs of Ancient Macedonia, the Kingdom of Alexander the Great
Winery visit: a local tradition, a pleasure worldwide

Friday, September 30th @ 08.00

duration: 8-9h | minimum participation 30 pax | price: €70,00 pp
[includes coach bus transportation, professional tour guide, entrance fees, wine tasting & lunch]

Participants of this tour, will visit the ancient capital of Macedonia, Aegae, nowadays known as Vergina, where they will have the chance to see the 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. More importantly Vergina hosts the Royal Tomb of King Philip II of Macedonia, father of Alexander the Great that was discovered by archaeologist Manolis Andronikos in 1977. The excursion includes wine tasting and lunch at a local winery.
Northern Greece is one of the most important wine producing areas of the country with high quality production and talented winemakers.

Friday, Sept. 30th, 2016
08.00 departure
10.30 arrival at Vergina
12.00 depart for winery
13.00 tour the winery
14.00 wine tasting and lunch
16.00 depart
17.30 arrive at Thessaloniki

vergina tour pic

Dion @ Mountain Olympus: the sacred city in the foothills of the mountain of Gods & Muses

Friday, September 30th @ 08.30

duration: 11 -12 h | minimum participation 30 pax | price: € 65,00 pp
[includes coach bus transportation, professional tour guide, entrance fees, lunch]

Dion
Dion, the sacred city of the Macedonians, lies on the foothill of Mount Olympus, where a sanctuary founded in the 5th century BC, is dedicated to the father of Gods, Zeus. This sacred place was for the Macedonians, everything that Zeus’ sanctuary in ancient Olympia was for the rest of the Greeks. Inside the walls, one can see the remains of the rich houses, the baths, the Odeon and a Christian basilica. Outside the walls, you will have the opportunity to see exquisite sanctuaries and the earliest existing theatre in Macedonia. A visit to the Archaeological Museum of Dion which hosts important finds from Dion is also included.

Mount Olympus
Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece, residence of the twelve ancient gods, and the second highest mountain in the Balkans. It is located in the Olympus Range on the border between Thessaly and Macedonia. Elevation 2.918 m, first ascent August 2, 1913, prominence 2.355 m
In 1981 UNESCO declared “Olympus a Biosphere Reserve”. The European Community has included Olympus in the list of “The Most Important Bird areas of the European Community”.

Friday, September 30th, 2016
08.30 departure
11.00 arrive at the archeological site of Dion
11.00-13.00 visit site & museum
13.45 lunch at Palaios Panteleimonas (picturesque mountain village)
15.30 depart for Olympian Bay (hotel complex by the beach)
16.00 arrive and enjoy a refreshment by the sea
17.00 depart
18.00 arrive at Thessaloniki

dion tour pic

Western Macedonian Lake Cities: Kastoria, Prespes & Nimfaio

Friday, September 30th – Sunday, October 2nd

Duration: 2 nights, 3 days

price: €215,00 pp sharing double bed room + € 30,00 for single bed room pp

[includes coach bus transportation, professional tour guide, tour coordinator, 2 nights’ accommodation with breakfast and 2 lunches]

minimum participation 30 pax

Experience a trip to the northwest edge of Greece, enjoy the views of a beautiful landscape and discover the elements of Byzantine and Balkan culture by mirrored in the lake waters of Kastoria & Prespes. Three of the most picturesque locations in Northern Greece are the main attractions of this tour. Starting from the lake city of Kastoria where the participants will visit Limneon, a Neolithic lake settlement, the byzantine monastery of Mavriotissa and the byzantine church of Agioi Anargiroi. A walk around Doltso and Apozari, the old neighborhoods of Kastoria will conclude the first part of the excursion. On the second day, the tour will lead its way to the lakes of Prespa a breathtaking beauty spot, rich in both wildlife and history, and the island of Agios Germanos, where you will have the chance to visit the Basilica of Agios Achilios (dating back to the 10th century AD). After lunch in a local restaurant and on the way to Thessaloniki, the final destination, the excursion will pass by Nimfeo, a traditional stone house village where visitors can enjoy nature, local cuisine and visit the Environmental Centre of Arcturos. Arrive in Thessaloniki in late afternoon, spend the night and the next morning get a chance to visit Multicultural Thessaloniki

Day 1: Friday, September 30th, 2016 – KASTORIA
07.30 depart for Kastoria
11.00-12.00 arrive & tour the Neolithic lake settlement in Kastoria
12.00-13.00 city tour of Kastoria
13.00 check in at hotel
13.30 lunch at local restaurant
17.00-19.00 walking tour of historic center of Kastoria
19.00 evening free

Day 2, Saturday, October 1st, 2016 – PRESPES
09.00 depart for Prespes
10.30 arrive at Prespes and visit the Society of Protection of Prespa (SPP) building
11.30 tour at Agios Achillios
12.30 depart for Nymphaio
14.00 lunch close by Nymphaio
16.00 tour Nymphaio
18.00 depart for Thessaloniki
20.00 arrive at Thessaloniki, check in at centered 4* hotel

Day 3, Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 – THESSALONIKI
09.00 check out of hotel
09.30-13.30 city tour

lake cities tour pic

Please note that any booking must be made by the 26th of August

For any questions and booking regarding the ECSCRM2016 Pre & Post Tours please contact directly the Conference Secretariat.

symvoli

T. +30 2310 433099 | F. +30 2310 433599
E-mail: ECSCRM2016@symvoli.gr

If you are interested in these tours, please fill out the form TOURS.
Payment will be settled upon your registration on site, on the 26th of September and no later.

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