The conference will be held in Santorini, Greece at the Petros M. Nomikos conference centre.
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Cyclades (the group of islands to which Santorini belongs), and Greece in general, offer a large variety of places and activities for tourists. Below you will find some links to sites that will help you narrow down the places to visit based on your preferences.
Information on Santorini:
Information on Cyclades:
http://www.cyclades-tour.gr/Default.aspx?ID=59830 (Can also select places based on activity)
http://www.holiday.gr/gr/place4.php?place_id=14 (Click on British flag for English)
A few suggestions:
Please find below a limited list of suggested destinations (outside Santorini), selected based on personal experience.
Milos (Μήλος): A volcanic island situated close to Santorini with fascinating nature and unique white, red, yellow or black rocks forming impressive beaches and landscapes, such as: Kleftiko, the cave of Papafragka, Sarakiniko, Arkoudes.
Syros (Σύρος): The Noble Lady of Cyclades, Syros is an island with rich culture and impressive neoclassical architecture. It is also unique in its harmonious coexistence between the Catholic and Orthodox Christian traditions.
Mykonos (Μύκονος): Probably the most cosmopolitan island, Mykonos is famous for its night life. In addition, it is a very picturesque island and a region of particular natural beauty.
Crete (Κρήτη): The largest island of Greece and close to Santorini, it offers a plethora of individual destinations and a variety of activities. Recommended for people that are planning to visit for more than a couple of days.
Athens (Αθήνα): The capital of Greece and largest city in the country, Athens offers limitless possibilities. Most conference attendees coming from outside Greece will probably fly through Athens to get to Santorini. If you only have a limited time to spend in Athens, you should at least visit the Acropolis, and the new Acropolis museum, to get a taste of the Classical civilization of ancient Athens.
Mycenae (Μυκήνες) - Nafplio (Ναύπλιο) - Epidaurus (Επιδαυρος): A perfect daily excursion, only a couple of hours driving distance from Athens, the north-eastern Peloponnese can offer a view of three different time periods of Greece in a single day.
• Mycenae, the most powerfull city-state during the Mycenean era (c. 1600 B.C. – c. 1100 B.C.), is an archeological site with impressive elements such as the Cyclopean architecture of its walls and tombs. Here, the visitor can get a glimpse of how the people that started, and won, the Trojan war lived.
• Nafplio, about half an hour away from Mycenae, is a small, charming town. Once the first capital of Greece and also known as "Naples of the Orient" in Italian, it welcomes the visitor to the beauties of modern Greece. For the brave visitor, the other end of a 850 stairs climb will reveal Castle Palamidi, built on-top of the rock peninsula of Nafplio. The less brave visitor can go by car!
• Epidaurus (less than an hour away from Nafplio) with its famous theatre, takes the visitor back to antiquity, but this time into 4th century B.C. Classical Greece. Wikipedia describes it as: "The theatre is marveled for its exceptional acoustics, which permit almost perfect intelligibility of unamplified spoken word from the proscenium or skênê to all 15,000 spectators, regardless of their seating. Famously, tour guides have their groups scattered in the stands and show them how they can easily hear the sound of a match struck at center-stage".
Transportation options: to be announced.