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Preconference Cultural Tour

Sunday, June 24

Tomb of Philip II of Macedon in Vergina, West Thessaloniki

The excursion bus will depart Thessaloniki at 9:15 a.m. from the Macedonia Palace Hotel. This is also the suggested hotel for those who would like to stay one of the best hotels in Thessaloniki. There are other hotels to choose from and participants should make their own hotel reservations.

Because the archeological site is located in West Thessaloniki, participants of this cultural preconference excursion are recommended to overnight in Thessaloniki on Saturday night, June 23 and not stay at the Porto Carras resort. We currently do NOT have transportation from Porto Carras to Thessaloniki on the morning of June 23, so you will need to find your own transportation to the Macedonia Palace Hotel. The excursion, however, does provide transportation to the Porto Carras Resort at the end of the day.

Please note, that those staying Saturday night in Thessaloniki and taking this tour will need to bring their luggage with them to be stored on the tour bus.

Excursion Details

  • 09:30 - 10:45 Thessaloniki to Vergina Archeological Site
  • 10:45 - 12:45 Archeological Site Visit
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Lunch at a Restaurant in Vergina
  • 15:00 - 18:00 Vergina Restaurant to Porto Carras Resort

Excursion Includes

  • Transportation
  • Professional guide during the bus ride and at the site
  • Admission to the archeological site
  • Lunch

Excursion Pricing

  • 80 euro per adult
  • 40 euro per child (5-18 yrs)
  • No charge for children under 5

You must pre-register for this trip on the conference registration form.

FIPSE Trustees
Dominique Bonvin
EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Prodromos Daoutidis
University of Minnesota, USA
Michael Doherty
University of California-Santa Barbara, USA
Christos Georgakis, Chair
Tufts University, USA
Jay Lee
KAIST, Korea
Costas Pantelides
Process Systems Enterprise, UK
Erik Ydstie
Carnegie Mellon University, USA
FIPSE Trustee Emeriti
Costas Kiparissides
University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Wolfgang Marquardt
Forschungszentrum, J��lich, Germany
FIPSE Executive Committee
Christos Georgakis
Dominique Bonvin
Erik Ydstie
Costas Pantelides
FIPSE Information Center
Robin Craven
Conference Manager