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26th Summer School
30 July - 27 August 2000
Thessaloniki - Greece
Daily Programme


Sun
Jul 30
Arrival in Thessaloniki and registration at the Xenia Helios Hotel, Peraia.


Week 1
Mon
Jul 31
8.15 - 13.00 Modern Greek language examination

The examination will take place at the hotel. The results will be posted on the ISS Bulletin Board in the Reception Hall 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
Xenia Helios Hotel, Peraia
  • Address by the President of the Board of the Balkan Institute, Professor Kalliopi Koufa
  • Address by the Director of the Balkan Institute, Professor B. Kondis
  • Address by the Director of the ISS, Professor K. A. Dimadis
  • Address by a representative of the participants in the International Summer School 2000
  • Reception

Tue
Aug 1
8.00 - 11.30 Modern Greek language courses
11.30 - 13.30 Courses in Greek history and culture
17.30 - 20.00 Sightseeing tour of Thessaloniki. Buses will leave the Xenia Helios Hotel at 17.30.

Wed
Aug 2
8.00 - 11.30 Modern Greek language courses
11.30 - 13.30 Courses in Greek history and culture
Free evening

Thu
Aug 3
8.00 - 11.30 Modern Greek language courses
11.30 - 13.30 Courses in Greek history and culture
18.30 - 20.00
Xenia Helios
Hotel
Open discussion in English on "Anglo-American Intervention in Greece (1944-1947)"

Introduced by Basil Kondis
Professor of Modern History at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Fri
Aug 4
8.00 - 11.30 Modern Greek language courses
11.30 - 13.30 Courses in Greek history and culture
16.30 - 20.00 Guided tour of the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki. Buses will leave the Xenia Helios Hotel at 16.30.

Sat
Aug 5
8.00 - 11.30 Modern Greek language courses
11.30 - 13.30 Courses in Greek history and culture
Free evening


Week 2
Sun
Aug 6
Excursion to Amphipolis, Philippi and Kavala
Buses will leave the Xenia Helios Hotel at 8.00 for the archaeological sites of Amphipolis and Philippi.
  • 13.30: Departure for Kavala and a visit to the Byzantine fortress in the old town.
  • 16.30: Swimming at Bati Beach.
  • Those who prefer not to visit the fortress may spend the whole afternoon at the beach.

Mon
Aug 7
8.00 - 11.30 Modern Greek language courses
11.30 - 13.30 Courses in Greek history and culture
Free evening

Tue
Aug 8
8.00 - 11.30 Modern Greek language courses
11.30 - 13.30 Courses in Greek history and culture
Free evening

Wed
Aug 9
8.00 - 11.30 Modern Greek language courses
11.30 - 13.30 Courses in Greek history and culture
18.30 - 20.00
Xenia Helios
Hotel
"Modern Greek Prose of the 19th Century: A Brief Review of the Period. Writers and Works" (In Greek)

Introduced by Victoria Hatzigeorgiou-Hassioti
Department of Modern Greek Literature, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Thu
Aug 10
8.00 - 11.30 Modern Greek language courses
11.30 - 13.30 Courses in Greek history and culture
Free evening

Fri
Aug 11
8.00 - 11.30 Modern Greek language courses
11.30 - 13.30 Courses in Greek history and culture
18.30 - 20.00
Xenia Helios
Hotel
"Mount Athos" (In English)

Introduced by Dimitrios Oikonomou
Professor of Byzantine Studies

Sat
Aug 12
8.00 - 11.30 Modern Greek language courses
Free evening


Week 3
Sun
Aug 13
Excursion to Pella, Vergina (Aigai) and Dion

Buses will leave the Xenia Helios Hotel at 8.00.

Mon
Aug 14
8.00 - 11.30 Modern Greek language courses
11.30 - 13.30 Courses in Greek history and culture
17.00 - 20.00
Xenia Helios
Hotel
Greek folk-dancing lessons

Instruction by Leonidas Lolas

Tue
Aug 15
National
Holiday
Feast of Dormition of the Virgin Mary

There will be no classes and no extracurricular activities on this day.

Wed
Aug 16
8.00 - 11.30 Modern Greek language courses
11.30 - 13.30 Courses in Greek history and culture
18.30 - 20.00
Xenia Helios
Hotel
"Theory and Practice of Hagiography" (In Greek)

Introduced by the painter I. Vranos

Thu
Aug 17
8.00 - 11.30 Modern Greek language courses
11.30 - 13.30 Courses in Greek history and culture
17.00 - 20.00
Xenia Helios
Hotel
Greek folk-dancing lessons

Instruction by Leonidas Lolas

Fri
Aug 18
8.00 - 11.30 Modern Greek language courses
11.30 - 13.30 Courses in Greek history and culture
20.30 - 22.00
Xenia Helios
Hotel
Performance of Greek folk dances

Sat
Aug 19
8.00 - 11.30 Modern Greek language courses
Free evening


Week 4
Sun
Aug 20
Excursion to Meteora

Buses will leave the Xenia Helios Hotel at 7.00 -- Arrival at Kalambaka at about 11.00 and visit to the Monasteries of the Transfiguration (Megalo Meteoro), Barlaam and St Nicholas Anapafsas -- Lunch and a short rest at Kalambaka and departure for Thessaloniki at about 16.00 -- Arrival in Thessaloniki at approximately 21.00

Mon
Aug 21
8.00 - 11.30 Modern Greek language courses
11.30 - 13.30 Courses in Greek history and culture
18.30 - 20.00
Xenia Helios
Hotel
Shadow theatre show by Yannis Hatzis "The Ghost of Saloniki" (In Greek)

Tue
Aug 22
8.00 - 11.30 Modern Greek language courses
11.30 - 13.30 Courses in Greek history and culture
17.00 - 20.00
Xenia Helios
Hotel
Greek folk-dancing lessons

Instruction by Leonidas Lolas

Wed
Aug 23
8.00 - 11.30 Modern Greek language courses
11.30 - 13.30 Courses in Greek history and culture
18.30 - 20.00
Xenia Helios
Hotel
Open discussion in Greek or English on "Greek-Turkish Relations after the Helsinki Summit 10 and 11 December 1999"

Introduced by Veniamin Karakostanoglou
Lecturer in International Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Thu
Aug 24
8.00 - 11.30 Modern Greek language courses
11.30 - 13.30 Courses in Greek history and culture
Free evening

Fri
Aug 25
8.00 - 11.30 Greek language examination

Each group will take the examination in its own classroom under the supervision of its instructor.
11.30 - 13.30 Courses in Greek history and culture
17.00 - 20.00
Xenia Helios
Hotel
Greek folk-dancing lessons

Instruction by Leonidas Lolas

Sat
Aug 26
8.00 - 11.30 Modern Greek language courses
20.00 - 24.00 Closing ceremony of the International Summer School 2000
Awarding of certificates -- Farewell dinner

Sun
Aug 27
Departure of the participants in the 2000 ISS.



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