Scientific Program


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Social Program

June 30rd , Thursday evening

«The 4 foundations of this world: bread, wine, fire, woman», Nikos Kazantzakis

19:00: Avra Imperial Beach Resort & Spa, Kolymbari

Cretan wine testing welcome: enjoy the aromas and tastes of famous Cretan wines

Dinner by your own


July 1st, Friday afternoon-evening

«Serious is the face of Crete, martyred. Mountains bare rough, unsmiling. You look from the airplane Crete spread into the sea and feel how this island is the bridge between three continents», Nikos Kazantzakis

17.00: Bus departure from the Avra Imperial Hotel to Chania

18.00 – 18.30: Public Gallery of Chania

Οpening and visit of the exhibition “25 years of LASIK – the transition” and Prof. Ioannis Pallikaris collection

19.00 – 20.00: Centre for Mediterranean Architecture, Chania


Cretan songs (rizitiko)

20:30: Old Venetian harbor of Chania

Dinner at the Apostolis Restaurant (harbor of Chania).


July 2nd, Saturday evening

Nikos Kazantzakis «Each leaf of the olive tree dripped light»,

18:30: Bus departure from the Avra Imperial Hotel to Astrikas

19:00: Astrikas Estate Biolea

A guide through the traditional techniques of producing the Cretan oil.

20:15: Bus departure from Astrikas to Deliana village

20:30: Tavern Faraggi in Deliana village

Enjoy a traditional dinner with local recipes cooked with fresh vegetables from the garden of the restaurant, virgin Cretan olive oil and…love

Cretan songs and dances of the unique Cretan music tradition

Music: M. Tzouganakis, a world known Cretan song writer and his band

Dance: Folk group of Chania Mr. G. Agiasmenaki