The Summer School will take place at Petros M. Nomikos Conference Centre (www.thera-conferences.gr) located in the capital of Santorini, Fira, overlooking the caldera and the volcano.
The conference centre is a neoclassical mansion which has been transformed into a modern, operational Conference Centre, preserving its traditional character with its cellars, terraces, pots filled with flowers and parterres. It includes a main conference hall of 178 m2 for maximum 200 participants, with particularly good acoustics and air-conditioning, a consultation room for private meetings with the capacity to sit approximately 20 people, room for workshops and poster presentations, registration area, secretarial and technical support facility, areas set aside for coffee breaks, receptions and social events, as well as all of the most modern optical-acoustic equipment meeting the highest standards.
The main characteristics of the island which attract a high number of visitors each year are the following:
- Magnificent setting
- Bright and sunny weather
- Quality accommodation and services
- Delicious local cuisine and wine
- Exciting entertainment
- A rich history to explore, dating back to the Bronze Age
Apart from the traditional villages with view over the volcano and the volcano island itself, the visitor can walk around the ancient city at Akrotiri, which is not merely the most important archaeological site on the island, it is also, thanks to its excellent state of preservation and the wealth of finds it has yielded, the most important prehistoric settlement found anywhere in the Eastern Mediterranean. Akrotiri could be called the prehistoric Pompeii of the Aegean.
Especially during the summer period, Santorini is easily accessible by many flight and sea connections (details are available at Santorini Flight Information, Boats, Ferries & Hydrofoils to Santorini).
There are frequent flights from Athens or Thessaloniki International Airports and there are many charter direct flights from several countries. There are fast ferries connecting Santorini with the harbor of Athens, Piraeus.