Jul 4 – 12, 2018
Europe/Athens timezone
Group photo: indico.cern.ch/event/663474/images/19808-ICNFP_2018_Group_Photo.JPG



  1. Wednesday 4 July 2018, 19:00-20:00  Blessing in the OAC ChapelIntroduction to the History of OAC Chapel  and Meaning of Blessing by Katerina Karkala (OAC) given inside the OAC Chapel (old building), followed by a ceremony of Blessing in the OAC Chapel for interested people.

  2. Wednesday 4 July 2018, 20:30-21:15  After dinner talk in the open veranda of OAC on "History of Crete" by Emanuela Larentzakis with a particular focus on the History of Chania. This talk is preparation for the excursion to Chania the 6 July.

  3. Thursday 5 July 2018, 21h20-22h30 Welcome Concert by Ruben Muradyan (piano), Svetlana Nor (Violin) and Vladimir Nor (Cello) (Formal dressing is suggested).

  4. Friday 6 July 201816:00-23:30 Excursion to Chania, old Venetian Harbor. Starting from the Old Agora, one can visit the magnificent Cathedral of Chania (a three aisle basilica from 1860), the archeological Museum of Chania, the old Venetian Port with its old turkish Mosque Yali Tzami (17th century), the Castle of Chania, the Egyptian-Venitian Lighthouse (from 16th century) and more.  

  5. Friday 6 July 2018, 19:30-21:00  Concert of classical music by Svetlana Nor (violin), Vladimir Nor (cello), and Public Talk by Dr. Despina Hatzifotiadou, "Mapping the secrets of the Universe with the Large Hadron Collider at       CERN"    (in greek) in Sailing Club in Chania, old harbor.

  6. Friday 6 July 2018,,  For interested people Historical Talk by the archeologist Alex Ariotti on the History of jews in Greece at 18h00 (in english) (TBC) in the restored Etz Hayyim Synagogue of Chania (15th century) and visit of the Synagogue and its Exhibition.

  7. Saturday 7 July 2018, 11:00-11:15  Classical music by Ruben Muradyan (piano), Svetlana Nor (violin), Vladimir Nor (cello) for the memorial session of Lev Lipatov, great auditorium of OAC.

  8. Saturday 7 July 2018, 19:00-20:30 Guided tour by Katerina Karkala (OAC) to the nearby Gonia Monastery. The tour will include visit to the Museum of the Monastery with very old paintings and objects and a talk given in the veranda of the Museum overlooking the sea.

  9. Sunday 8 July 2018 Conference Excursions:  One excursion will visit the  Palace of Knossos, center of the Minoan civilization (3650-1450 BCE), considered Europe's oldest city, where the legendary King Minos has reigned, with the Labyrinth of Minotaurus in which human sacrifices were made. His mother Europi (Ευρωπη) broad to Crete by Zeus, gave her name to the continent of Europe. The excursion will visit also the Museum of Herakleion, one of the richest Musea in Greece.  Other excursions will visit famous historical Monasteries in the mountains of Crete, including the celebrated Holy Monastery of Chrysopigi (16th century) with its rare Exhibition of old paintings, or the Fallassarna beach, one of the most famous and purest beaches of Crete.

  10. Monday 9 July 2018, 19:30-20:30 Poster session and Best Poster Award ceremony in the lower veranda of OAC, with wine testing and dinner at 20:30-21:30. 

  11. Monday 9 July 2018, Concert of Classical Music in OAC at 21:30-22:30, by Ruben Muradyan (piano), Svetlana Nor (violin), Vladimir Nor (cello). (Formal dressing is suggested).

  12. Tuesday 10 July 2018  21:30-22:30, Opera Gala, OAC amphitheater. Artists: Kalliopi Petrou, Soprano, Alessia Tofanin, piano. (Formal dressing is suggested). The program can be found under materials at the home webpage.

  13. Tuesday 10 July 2018 18:45-19:45, OAC amphitheater, Public Talk by Albert de Roeck, in english.

  14. Wednesday 11 July 2018, 20:00-23:30  Conference Dinner with life Cretan Music and Dance in OAC.

  15. Thursday 12 July 2018,  18:30-20:00 Cultural event in OAC with talks and short interlude with classical music (Piano: Alessia Tofanin). (TBC).

  16. Thursday 12 July 2018, 21:30-22:30 Concert, "Sacred Music". Artists: Kalliopi Petrou, Soprano, Alessia Tofanin, piano.The program can be found under materials at the home webpage.