September 4, 2020 to October 2, 2020
Europe/Athens timezone
After the physical conference, an internet only session took place 1 and 2 October 2020. This program appears in the timetable as well.

Conference Excursion

The conference excursion will take place on Sunday 2 August 2020.

Excursion fee for excursion 1 for accompanying persons:

  • More or equal to 17 years old: 45 Euros
  • More than 5 and less than 17 years old : 35 Euros
  • 2-5 years old: 20 Euros

Excursion fee for excursions 2 and 3 for accompanying persons:

  • Adults and children more than 5 years old: 35 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).



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

Option 1
A full day trip to the Palace of Knossos and the Museum of Herakleion is planned.

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 Falassarna beach, some 1 hour away from OAC. Lunch will be arranged in a restaurant by the beach.