Social Program

Social Events

Welcome Reception

Venue: Congress venue – Main Hall
Date: Tuesday 05/07/2022
Hours: 18.30 – 19.30
Invitation is included in registration fee

Congress Dinner

Venue: Musical Tavern “Pame Psirri” – view on map
Date: Thursday 07/07/2022
Hours: 20.00 – 23.00
Invitation is at 30€ p.p. (via your registration form) and includes full menu and drinks

Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a traditional dinner at a very special district and taste the local cuisine while listening to live greek music! “Pame Psirri” or Let’s go to Psiri, is the musical tavern hosting the congress dinner. Psiri is one of Athens’ nightlife districts, authentic, artistic, and almost untouched by mass tourism, where you can find creative shops, picturesque restaurants, charming cafes and bars. It is located on the north-eastern side of Monastiraki and only 5 minutes from the homonymous metro station and within walking distance from the Congress venue and Titania Hotel. Besides the nightlife, Psiri counts many examples of street art and several art galleries!

Congress Excursions

Excursion to Parnassos & Delphi

Date: Wednesday 06/07/2022
Hours: 08.30-19.30

It is with great pleasure that we present to you an excursion program that aims to offer you an unforgettable experience in the forest of Parnassos and the worldwide know Archaeological site of Delphi! A tour in the rich natural beauty of Greece, the picturesque village of Arachova and monuments of culture that one should see when visiting our country!

08.30 Departure from Hotel Titania
11.00 Arrival in Amfiklia
11.15 Arrival at the Amfiklia Branch of the Management Unit of the National Parks of Parnassos, Oiti and Protected Areas of Eastern Central Greece.
11.30 Stop – Trail crossing accompanied by the Management Unit staff at the site of Ai Giannis (Perdikovrisi Parnassos) and at the site of Varko.
12.30 Departure for Arachova
13.30 – 15.00 Lunch in Arachova
15.30 – 17.00 Visit to the Archaeological site of Delphi
19.15 Return to Hotel Titania

Management Unit – purpose & responsibilities

The Management Unit of the National Parks of Parnassos, Oiti and Protected Areas of Eastern Central Greece was established for the protection, conservation, management and upgrading of the nature and landscape of the protected areas of Eastern Central Greece. The area is distinguished for its ecological, aesthetic, scientific, geomorphological, educational and cultural value, with the parallel development of human activities that are in harmony with the protection of nature and landscape in the wider area.

The main objectives of the Management Unit are:

  • The conservation of natural resources, biodiversity and, in general, the protection of the whole area.
  • The promotion and implementation of information and awareness-raising programmes for the local community.
  • To attract visitors and to promote and highlight the values of the protected area.
  • The sustainable use of the ecosystems of the protected area and, more generally, the social, economic, and cultural development of the wider area, compatible with its protection and conservation.
  • The development of partnerships with research centres, universities, and non-governmental organisations.

In the mountain range of Parnassos (where the Amfiklia Branch of the Management Unit operates) one can find the following protected areas:

  1. The Parnassos National Park with its core
  2. The Special Conservation Area GR2450005 – SE Parnassos – ED Parnassos – Forest of Tithorea-Spilaiovarathro Polydrosou/NA Parnassos-ED Parnassou-Dasos Tithoreas-Spilaiovarathro Polydrosou
  3. The Special Protection Area GR2410002 – Mount Parnassos/Oros Parnassou
  4. The Wildlife Sanctuary / WILDLIFE SHELTER Arachova (Asprochoma-Psolo-Prodoli-Kelari)
  5. The game farm of Amphiklia
  6. The Aesthetic Forest of Tithorea

Agios Giannis Trail: a route full of black pine trees (Pinus nigra, whose forests constitute a priority habitat type) which ends in an area of mixed forest of black pine and cephalonian fir (Abies cephalonica, whose forests found in Central Greece constitute the northernmost limit of its distribution).

Varko site: Seasonal Pond in the forest of Cephalonian fir.

Arachova
Arachova is a mountainous village nestling picturesquely at the foot of Mt. Parnassos. It is the most cosmopolitan winter destination in Greece, a great favorite for passionate ski lovers, or just first-time visitors who wish to relax in a dreamy mountainous setting with modern tourism facilities. Its proximity to Athens, and its breathtaking mountainous landscape are the strongest reason why. Read more…

The Archaeological site of Delphi
At the foot of Mount Parnassos, within the angle formed by the twin rocks of the Phaedriades, lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, which had the most famous oracle of ancient Greece. Delphi was regarded as the centre of the world. According to mythology, it is here that the two eagles sent out by Zeus from the ends of the universe to find the navel of the world met. The sanctuary of Delphi, set within a most spectacular landscape, was for many centuries the cultural and religious centre and symbol of unity for the Hellenic world. Read more…

Registration fee: 85€ p.p. (via your registration form)
Includes: transfers, guide, museum ticket, lunch in tavern, coffee or refreshments and snack.

Visit to the Julia & Alexander N. Diomedes Botanic Garden

Date: Wednesday 06/07/2022
Hours: 09.30 – 13.30

Julia and Alexander Ν. Diomedes Botanic Garden is an Institute of public benefit. It was legally founded in 1952, when Alexander Diomedes entailed part of his fortune to the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens with the purpose of establishing an Institution. It is located in Chaidari (Dafni), the western suburbs of Athens.
Approximately 11% (about 20 hectares) of the total Garden area (ca. 186 hectares) has been used to form the typical Botanic Garden hosting more than 2500 plant taxa.

This part of the Garden is separated into the following sections:

  • Arboretum
  • Ornamental Plants Section
  • Historic Plants Section
  • Medicinal & Aromatic Plants
  • Plants and Economy
  • Taxonomy Section
  • Greenhouse
  • Nursery

The largest part of the Garden is a natural ecosystem covered by Mediterranean plant communities.

The Garden, besides hosting a natural and cultivated vegetation of high diversity, has evolved to a natural habitat and an ideal refuge for the local fauna protected against the consequences of human activities. The Garden is a member of Botanic Garden Conservation International (BGCI), maintains herbarium collections and a seed bank database and is open to the public.

Please check the webpage of the Garden here (http://www.diomedes-bg.uoa.gr/start-en.html, English) and here (http://www.diomedes-bg.uoa.gr/start.html, Greek).

Participation fee: 15€ p.p. (via your registration form)
Includes transfer, Garden visit and refreshments

Please note, that the presented tours and prices are based on a minimum number of participants. If minimum numbers are not reached, alternative arrangements or a complete refund will be made. Places on excursions are limited and will be allocated strictly in order of receipt of payment.

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