Wednesday 21 August 2019
19:00-20:00 Blessing in the OAC Chapel.
Introduction 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.
20:30-21:15 After dinner talk in the open veranda of OAC
"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 23 August.
Thursday 22 August 2019
21:20-22:30 Welcome Concert by Ruben Muradyan (piano), Svetlana Nor (Violin) and Vladimir Nor (Cello) (Formal dressing is suggested).
Friday 23 August 2019
16:00-23:30 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.
19:30-21:00 Concert of classical music by Svetlana Nor (violin), Vladimir Nor (cello), and
Public Talk in greek in Sailing Club in Chania, old harbor.
18:00 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.
Saturday 24 August 2019
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.
Sunday 25 August 2019 Conference Excursions:
06:00 - 19:00 Excursion I: Palace of Knossos
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.
10:00 - 18:00 Excursion II: the Fallassarna beach
the Fallassarna beach, one of the most famous and purest beaches of Crete.
06:00-17:00, 08:30-14:00 Excursion III: Monasteries
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.
Monday 26 August 2019
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.
21:30-22:30 Concert of Classical Music in OAC at , by Ruben Muradyan (piano), Svetlana Nor (violin), Vladimir Nor (cello). (Formal dressing is suggested).
Tuesday 27 August 2019
18:45-19:45 OAC amphitheater, Public Talk (TBC) in english.
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.
Wednesday 28 August 2019,
20:00-23:30 Conference Dinner with life Cretan Music and Dance in OAC.
Thursday 29 August 2019
18:30-20:00 Cultural event in OAC with talks and short interlude with classical music (Piano: Alessia Tofanin). (TBC).
Thursday 29 August 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.