Venue & Accommodation


The main venue in which the Summer School will be held is the Ionic Center, located in Plaka,  the heart of the city’s historical and cultural center, and clustered around the northern and eastern slopes of the Acropolis,

Inspired by the ancient traditions of Ionia, birthplace of the Homeric poet-priests, and philosophers such as Heraclitos, Democritos and Pythagoras, the Ionic Centre is a place where academic learning and spiritual development meet in harmony.

The Ionic Centre is located in a neo-classical style building in Plaka, only a few minutes’ walk from the walls of the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Situated next to the Aerides, the Tower of the Winds, Hadrian’s Library and the Roman Agora, historic monuments and public buildings of the city surround the Ionic Centre. Also, nearby, are the center of modern Athens, Syntagma Square, the Greek Parliament and a host of fine museums, such as the New Acropolis Museum, the Museum of Cycladic Art, the Benaki Museum, the Greek Folk Art Museum, among others.

Situated in the center of  a both ancient and modern city, the Ionic Center is easily accessible by by public and private transport, including Metro trains, bus or taxi.

The facility is surrounded by 3 Metro stations – Acropolis, Syntagma and Monastiraki – and is within walking distance to Syntagma Square and the city’s hub of services and transport.

The Ionic Centre is also conveniently surrounded by 5 Parking areas.



The main venue of the Summer School is located in the center of Athens, where there are many accommodation options available. However, Greece is a popular destination for many tourists during the summer months, and it is advised that you book your accommodation as soon as possible.

Special rates have been negotiated with a number of hotels in the surrounding area, by Theotokis Travel & Congresses for Summer School participants. Please contact the agency directly for further information (4 Eleftheroton Square, 15232, Halandri, Athens, tel.: +30 210 6852892, fax: +30 210 6846676, e-mail:


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