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29 July - 26 August 2018
Thessaloniki - Greece

Daily Programme


 

Sun
Jul 29

Arrival in Thessaloniki and registration at the Grand Hotel Palace.

 

Week 1

  

Mon

Jul 30

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 Emeritus Ioannis Tsekouras
  • Address by the Director of the ISS, Professor K. A. Dimadis
  • Address by a representative of the participants in the International Summer School 2018

Grand Hotel Palace

 

Tue
Jul 31

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
Aug 1

8.00-11.30

Modern Greek language courses

12.00-13.30

Courses in Greek history and culture

Free evening

 

Thu
Aug 2

8.00-11.30

Modern Greek language courses

12.00-13.30

Courses in Greek history and culture

Free evening

 

Fri
Aug 3

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 4

8.00-11.30

Modern Greek language courses

12.00-13.30

Courses in Greek history and culture

Free evening

 

Sun
Aug 5

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 6

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 7

8.00-11.30

Modern Greek language courses

12.00-13.30

Courses in Greek history and culture

18.30-20.00

"Modern Greek literature and European literature"

 (In Greek)

 

Introduction by Prof. Tassos A. Kaplanis

 

Grand Hotel Palace

 

Wed
Aug 8

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 9

8.00-11.30

Modern Greek language courses

12.00-13.30

Courses in Greek history and culture

 

Free evening
 

Fri
Aug 10

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 11

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 12

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 13

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 14

8.00 -11.30

Modern Greek language courses

12.00-13.30

Courses in Greek history and culture

  Free evening
 

Wed
Aug 15

Holiday:

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

 

Thu

Aug 16

8.00-11.30

Modern Greek language courses

12.00-13.30

Courses in Greek history and culture

  Free evening
 

Fri

Aug 17

8.00-11.30

Modern Greek language courses

12.00-13.30

Courses in Greek history and culture

  Free evening

 

Sat
Aug 18

8.00-11.30

Modern Greek language courses

12.00-13.30

Courses in Greek history and culture

                        Free evening

 

Sun
Aug 19

Excursion to Dion, Vergina (Aigai) and Pella

Buses will leave the Grand Hotel Palace at 8.00

 

Week 4

 

Mon
Aug 20

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 21

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 22

8.00-11.30

Modern Greek language courses

12.00-13.30

Courses in Greek history and culture

  Free evening
 

Thu
Aug 23

8.00-11.30

Modern Greek language courses

12.00-13.30

Courses in Greek history and culture

                        Free evening

 

Fri
Aug 24

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 25

8.00-11.30

Modern Greek language courses

20.00-24.00

Closing ceremony of the International Summer School 2018

Awarding of certificates – Farewell dinner

 

Sun
Aug 26

Departure of the participants in the 2018 ISS.
The Council and the Staff of the Institute for Balkan Studies, as well as the Director and the Teaching Staff of the 46th International Summer School

wish you all “Have a good journey!”