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Tours & Networking Dinners

Roof Garden Restaurant at the Electra Palace

Optional Networking Dinner
Join others who can't wait to begin the experience of the Conference with dinner and brief introductions. The location is the Roof Garden Restaurant at the Electra Palace Hotel with a marvelous view of the Acropolis and surrounding area. Your hosts will be the current ACBSP President, Anthony Negbenebor, and the Co-President of Region 8 and host for the International Conference in Athens, Vasilis J. Botopoulos. The cost is $80 USD. You can reserve this dinner when you submit your online conference reservation.

Tours of Athens and Nearby Destinations
The ACBSP Registration and Welcome Desk is your destination to learn about things to see and do in Athens and on day trips from Athens. Time is set aside on Saturday afternoon and Sunday to enjoy all that is offered at this great destination.

ACBSP does not offer a specific tour but will have several to suggest. While these specific tours cannot be guaranteed, others similar will be offered including assistance with making your booking plans.

Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with Acropolis & Parthenon Morning Tour of Athens, Greece Half Day Tour to Cape Sounion
Athens Sightseeing by Night and Dinner Show Full Day Tour to Delphi Half Day Tour to Ancient Corinth
Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon Walking Athens at Night Taste of Athens Tour

In addition, there are a number of destinations that may or may not be a part of a tour. Again, this is just a sampling.

New Acropolis Museum Changing of the Guard at Syntagma Square The Agora
National Archaeological Museum Museum of Cycladic Art Byzantine Museum
Hellenic Motor Museum Museum of Greek Popular Musical Instruments

Webster University Athens Tours
Webster University Athens conducts tours as part of their study abroad courses and are offering them to all International Conference attendees.

1. Two Day Land Excursion to Delphi, Olympia [155 euro: Nov 30 –Dec 1]
Immerse yourselves in the lives of ancient Greeks and fill your minds with art, politics, culture and mythology that defined Greece.

Day One
Heading north out of Athens the tour takes you to the center of Ancient World, Delphi, through Livadia and the picturesque village of Arachova on Mount Parnassos. In Delphi, you will visit the archaeological site - Apollo’s sanctuary with the famous Oracle. Here the museum is rich in examples of Greek art including the masterpiece – the Charioteer. After a late lunch and through Rio you will travel to Olympia for dinner and overnight stay.

Day Two
In the morning and after breakfast you will visit the archeological site. Dedicated to the father of the gods – Zeus, Olympia is the birth-place of the Olympic Games. In Olympia you will explore the temples of Zeus and Hera and the stadium and gymnasium where athletes competed. Then visit the museum where the masterpiece - Hermes of Praxiteles – is housed. In the afternoon you will depart Olympia to begin your return journey to Athens, with a stop at the Corinth Canal where large vessels are towed by tug boats through the narrow channel.

2. Cape Sounion [50 euro: Nov 29, 13:00 pm – 18:00 pm]
Drive along the Attica coastal road and after passing Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza we will visit to the most southern point of Attica Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon. On the way, you will enjoy the splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands offshore.

3. One-Day 3 Island Cruise: Hydra - Poros – Aegina [85 euro, any day]
The cruise takes you to three magnificent Saronic Gulf islands: Hydra, Poro and Aegina. On Poros and Aegina you will find unique features such as the mansions of the great captains and admirals from the last century with their own characteristic architecture, the churches in the neighborhoods, built after the Byzantine Empire and the horses and buggies to take you around the island. On Hydra the buildings are in traditional style; decorated with wooden painted ceilings, marble fountains and furniture that take you far into the past.

Hydra: Known for its extraordinary light that made it popular to foreign artists who settled with their canvasses on its wharf and never returned home ever since! There are no vehicles to disrupt the island's serene elegance -- but the visitor can walk the island, or ride a mule to its fishing ports and natural lookouts. Famous for its night life. Fifteen mansions built of local stone in the 19th century by captains and admirals still survive today, as well as churches and decorated buildings with wooden painted ceilings, marble fountains and furniture that take you into the past.

Poros: The Island of "The Sleeping Lady" -- a mountain range in the background in the shape of a reclining woman. Poros is actually two islands joined and linked to Peloponnese by a causeway. Vibrant with artistic and commercial life and known for its fragrant nature, especially its Lemon Grove -- on the side of Peloponnese. The Temple of Poseidon and a Monastery adorn its hills. The 19th c. houses climb to the apex of the island - its Clock. You can climb up there, too!

Aegina: The largest of the three. Rich in mythology and history - the political rival of Athens in antiquity. A commuter island today, serving many Athenians who work in the mainland. The outstanding landmark on the island is the Temple of Aphaia, one of the best preserved Doric temples in Greece, first built in 570 BCE on a site that was used for worship since the 13th c. BCE. The Monastery of St. Nektarios is another worth seeing landmark of the island. Horse-drawn carriages or rental bikes are at the disposal of the visitor. The art of pottery still predominates since antiquity, and the island is proud of its pistachios, the best in the world.

For Additional Information:
Ellie Despotaki
Webster Athens Special Programs
phone: 011 – 30 – 210 – 323-9908
Webster University – Athens: 9 Ipitou Street– Athens, Greece 105-57, GR
Webster University: 470 E. Lockwood Ave. – St. Louis, MO 63119-3141, USA

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