Practical info and social events


The symposium will take place at the historical Neratze Mosque (Νερατζέ Τζαμί) in the beautiful old town of Rethymno.

Online map.


The participants should arrange their accommodation and travel.

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In the summer months, there are direct flights to Crete, to the nearby towns of Chania [airport CHQ] and Heraklion [airport HER] from various European capitals. There is no airport in Rethymno.

You can reach Rethymno from Chania or Heraklion by car (~1h) or by bus (see public bus company KTEL, departures every 1-2 hours, trip duration ~1h 15min).


Monday 17/06 @ 20:00: Symposium

Welcome reception at Erofili Municipal Theatre, Fortezza Castle. Food and drinks over music by Yiagos Hairetis (Γιάγκος Χαιρέτης).

It will be followed by public talk in Greek, by astrophysicist Rafael Skalidis (Caltech).

Wednesday 19/06 @ 15:30: Ancient Eleftherna visit and Synestiasis

Visit of the archaeological site of Eleftherna and museum, with history dating back to the 9th century BCE. (Historical information in English, French and Greek.) Hat and sunscreen strongly advised, comfortable shoes recommended.

The visit will be followed by dinner at a local tavern, with traditional music.

Participants may use their own transportation if they wish.

Friday 21/06 @ 20:00: Synaxis

A last get-together nearby Rethymno.