Aug 23 – 30, 2015
Europe/Athens timezone
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Conference Excursion

Conference excursion


The conference excursion will take place on Sunday 30 August.

A full day trip to Knossos, Museum of Herakleion and Rethymno is  planned.

Accompanying persons wishing to join the conference excursion are kindly asked to arrange it in place with the OAC administration. 

Excursion fee for accompanying persons:
  • More or equal to 17 years old and up to 65 years old: 40 Euros
  • More than 5 and less than 17 years old or more than 65 years old: 30 Euros
  • 2-5 years old: 20 Euros

Palace of Knossos


Disc of Phaistos

____ The Phaistos disc can be seen in the museum of Herakleion.
The Phaistos Disc is an enigma, an circular clay disc covered with inscribed symbols on both sides that are unlike any signs in any writing system. It was discovered in the ancient city of Phaistos in Southern Crete in 1908. It is thought to date to around 1700 BC (from associated archaelogical context).

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Crete is famous for its marvellous landscapes and its places of historical, archaeological and ecclesiastical importance. Some of the beloved visiting places are the cities of Chania, Rethymnon and Herakleion, Knossos, the Samaria gorge, Sougia and Paleochora, the impressive beach of Falassarna and many nice villages of the wider region of western Crete. 

Additional information on the area and possible places of interest can be found here.

Option 2
For interested people, instead of visit to Knossos, there will be also organized an excursion to two famous Cretan monasteries:


For further information please contact Prof. Larissa Bravina -

Option 3 
For those that prefer a calm day by the beach, arrangements have been made to visit the famous Falaserna beach, some 30 minutes away from OAC. Lunch will be arranged in a restaurant by the beach.