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28 July - 25 August 2019
Thessaloniki - Greece

Daily Programme


 

Sun
Jul 28

Arrival in Thessaloniki and registration at the Grand Hotel Palace.

 

Week 1

  

Mon

Jul 29

8.00-15.00

Modern Greek language examination

The examination will take place at the hotel. The results will be posted on the ISS Bulletin Board in the evening. Students are requested to note the group in which they have been placed, their instructor’s name and their classroom.

19.30-20.30

Inaugural Session of the International Summer School

  • Address by the President of the Board of the Institute for Balkan Studies, Professor Paroula Naskou-Perraki
  • Address by the Director of the ISS,                        Professor K. A. Dimadis

  • Address by a representative of the participants in the International Summer School 2019

         Grand Hotel Palace

 

Tue
Jul 30

8.00-11.30

Modern Greek language courses

12.00-13.30

Courses in Greek history and culture

17.30-20.00

Sightseeing Tour of Thessaloniki.

Buses will leave the Grand Hotel Palace at 17.30

 

Wed
Jul 31

8.00-11.30

Modern Greek language courses

12.00-13.30

Courses in Greek history and culture

Free evening

 

Thu
Aug 1

8.00-11.30

Modern Greek language courses

12.00-13.30

Courses in Greek history and culture

Free evening

 

Fri
Aug 2

8.00-11.30

Modern Greek language courses

12.00-13.30

Courses in Greek history and culture

16.30-20.00

Guided Tour of the Museum of Byzantine Culture.

Buses will leave the Grand Hotel Palace at 16.30

 

Sat
Aug 3

8.00-11.30

Modern Greek language courses

12.00-13.30

Courses in Greek history and culture

Free evening

 

Sun
Aug 4

Excursion to Amphipolis, Philippi and Kavala

Buses will leave the Grand Hotel Palace at 8.00 for the archaeological sites of Amphipolis and Philippi.

  • 15.00: Departure for Kavala and a visit to the Byzantine fortress in the old town.
  • Those who prefer not to visit the fortress may spend the whole afternoon at the Kalamitsa Beach.

 

Week 2

 

Mon
Aug 5

8.00-11.30

Modern Greek language courses.

12.00-13.30

Courses in Greek history and culture

18.30 - 20.00

 

 

“Mount Athos”

(In English)

Introduced by Dimitrios Oikonomou,

Professor of Byzantine Studies

Grand Hotel Palace 

 

Tue
Aug 6

8.00-11.30

Modern Greek language courses

12.00-13.30

Courses in Greek history and culture

18.30-20.00

Erotokritos by Vitsentzos Kornaros: from the Cretan Renaissance to modern comics

 (In Greek)

Introduction by Prof. Tassos A. Kaplanis

Grand Hotel Palace

 

Wed
Aug 7

8.00-11.30

Modern Greek language courses

12.00-13.30

Courses in Greek history and culture

20.00-22.00

A performance of traditional Greek dances by Peraia Cultural and Ecological Association.

Grand Hotel Palace

 

Thu
Aug 8

8.00-11.30

Modern Greek language courses

12.00-13.30

Courses in Greek history and culture

Free evening

 

Fri
Aug 9

8.00-11.30

Modern Greek language courses

12.00-13.30

Courses in Greek history and culture

17.00-20.00

Greek folk-dancing lessons

Introduction by Mrs Eleonora Koltsiaki

Grand Hotel Palace

 

Sat
Aug 10

1st Day

Two-day Excursion to Western Macedonia

  • 7.00: Departure
  • 9.00: Arrival in Siatista
  • 12:30: Visit to Dispilio lake settlement. Lunch
  • 14.30: Arrival in Kastoria
  • 16.00-18.00: Guided Tour (Koumbelidiki, Agios Nikolaos, Mavriotissa)
  • 20.00: Reception
 

Sun
Aug 11

2nd Day

  • 7.00-07.45: Breakfast
  • 8.00: Departure
  • 9.30: Visit to Agios Ahilleios (Prespes)
  • 11.00: Visit to Agios Germanos (Prespes)
  • 12.30: Departure
  • 15.00: Arrival in Edessa
  • 19.00: Arrival in Tessaloniki (Grand Hotel Palace)
 

Week 3

 

Mon
Aug 12

8.00 -11.30

Modern Greek language courses

12.00-13.30

Courses in Greek history and culture

17.00-20.00

Greek folk-dancing lessons

Introduction by Mrs Eleonora Koltsiaki

Grand Hotel Palace

 

Tue

Aug 13

8.00 -11.30

Modern Greek language courses

12.00-13.30

Courses in Greek history and culture

Free evening

 

Wed

Aug 14

8.00-11.30

Modern Greek language courses

12.00-13.30

Courses in Greek history and culture

Free evening

 

Thu
Aug 15

Holiday:

Feast of Dormition of the Virgin Mary. There will be no classes and no extracurricular activities today.

 

Fri

Aug 16

8.00-11.30

Modern Greek language courses

12.00-13.30

Courses in Greek history and culture

Free evening

 

Sat
Aug 17

8.00-11.30

Modern Greek language courses

12.00-13.30

Courses in Greek history and culture

Free evening

 

Sun
Aug 18

Excursion to Dion, Vergina (Aigai) and Pella

Buses will leave the Grand Hotel Palace at 8.00

 

Week 4

 

Mon
Aug 19

8.00-11.30

Modern Greek language courses

12.00-13.30

Courses in Greek history and culture

17.00 - 20.00

Greek folk-dancing lessons

Introduction by Mrs Eleonora Koltsiaki

 

Grand Hotel Palace 

 

Tue
Aug 20

8.00-11.30

Modern Greek language courses

12.00-13.30

Courses in Greek history and culture

18.30 - 20.00

Shadow theatre show by Yannis Hatzis

“The Ghost of Saloniki” (In Greek)

Grand Hotel Palace 

 

Wed
Aug 21

8.00-11.30

Modern Greek language courses

12.00-13.30

Courses in Greek history and culture

Free evening
 

Thu
Aug 22

8.00-11.30

Modern Greek language courses

12.00-13.30

Courses in Greek history and culture

Free evening

 

Fri
Aug 23

8.00-11.30

Greek language examination

Each group will take the examination in its own classroom under the supervision of its instructor.

12.00-13.30

Courses in Greek history and culture

15.00-18.00

Examinations in Greek history and culture (Room A, Kallipateira)

17.00-20.00

Greek folk-dancing lessons

Instruction by Mrs Eleonora Koltsiaki

Grand Hotel Palace

 

Sat
Aug 24

8.00-11.30

Modern Greek language courses

20.00-24.00

Closing ceremony of the International Summer School 2019

Awarding of certificates – Farewell dinner

 

Sun
Aug 25

Departure of the participants in the 2019 ISS.
The Council and the Staff of the Institute for Balkan Studies, as well as the Director and the Teaching Staff of the 47th International Summer School

wish you all “Have a good journey!”