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Congress Dates

17 - 19 September 2023


Divani Palace Larissa

Papanastasiou 19, 412 22, Larissa, Thessaly Greece

About the City

Larissa is a very youthful and vibrant city, with many cafes, restaurants, and taverns, situated, by the most part, in the pedestrian area of the city center.

The city of Larissa has a history of 8000 years, with two ancient theaters within its urban structure, while it also has an important cultural history and several museums, such as the Ancient Theaters, Diachronic Museum, Municipal Art Gallery Folklore Museum, Basilica of St Achilles, Bezesteni and the Mill of Pappas.

Legend has it that Achilles was born here. Hippocrates, the "Father of Medicine", died here. Today, Larissa is an important commercial, transportation, educational, agricultural, and industrial center of Greece.

The area also provides several agricultural products of excellent quality, including many products with designation of origin (PDO) – Feta, Tsipouro (e.g., Tirnavou), lamb, many wines (e.g., Tsantali Rapsani) to name a few – as well as vegetables, legumes, grain, herbs, fruits, local traditional pasta (trachanas, chylopites), etc. Furthermore, during the year there are many product festivals (feta cheese festival, wine festival, chestnut festival, cherry festival, etc.) exhibiting local gastronomy and culture.

Apart from the city ‘s cultural activities and events you will be able to enjoy various sports activities, such as Canyoning, Trekking and Hiking but also sites definitely worth adding to your bucket list. The river Pinios runs through the north part of the city, and it is a meeting point for people who enjoy nature, walking and biking.

Larissa is in close proximity of many interesting destinations in the region suitable for daily trips.

Larissa’s historical city center

Larissa’s busy and lively historical center is composed of an intricate network of pedestrian streets offering an array of shops, restaurants, and cafés.

Take the time to stroll around these charming streets and soak in the atmosphere.

This old part of the town is also home to interesting museums such as the Archaeological Museum, the Historical and Folk Art Museum, local art gallery and the ancient Macedonian theater.

Olympus Mountain

The Olympus National Park is just 60 km away from the hotel. It is the highest mountain of Greece, with its peak (Mytikas) reaching 2,917m.

It is home to the mythical Mount Olympus, famous in Greek mythology and the highest mountain in Greece. It has some of the best trail paths of all Greek mountains, as nature lovers have said. You can check the routes on the appropriate apps.   

Mount Kissavos or Ossa 

is considered the continuity of Olympus, geologically speaking, and it is divided from it by the Vale of Tempe. Its maximum height is 1.978 m (Prophet Helias).  

Located between the valley of Larissa to the west, the valley of Agia to the south and the sea to the east, where its slopes end, forming coves. The mountain is divided into two parts by a valley, which is called “the Big Canyon” to the north and “the Big Stream” to the south. 

Geologically speaking, Ossa is a mountain of great interest, since in its base it consists of crystal rocks, which are covered by other igneous rocks.

Lake Plastiras

also called Tavropos Reservoir is an artificial lake fed by Tavropos (Megdovas) river, located in Karditsa regional unit, near the city of Karditsa, Greece (80km away from Larissa). The lake is named after the Greek general and politician Nikolaos Plastiras, who was the first to visualize the construction of an artificial lake in the area.

Platamon Castle

Platamon is a small and charming seaside resort with a wonderful sandy beach.

The city houses a well-preserved Byzantine castle built during the times of the crusades.

Mount Pelion

Located 70 km away from Larissa, the small, picturesque villages of Mont Pelion are well worth a day trip.

Starting from the beautiful seaport of Volos embark on a journey filled with history, spectacular panoramas, and delightful stony villages and squares.

There, you can enjoy delicious Greek specialties in the shade of ancient sycamores.


The religious rocks and monasteries of Meteora lie just 80 km away from Larissa.

This unique site, home to 6 monasteries built on natural rock pillars, offers truly unique landscapes with impressive rock formations and breathtaking vistas. This is clearly one-of-a-kind landscape that one can’t find anywhere else on earth.

Enjoy an amazing day out with all the family hiking, rock climbing and photo taking in this magical and unspoiled part of central Greece.

Getting There

Larissa holds a central position in the country, since it’s situated on Greece's main transport axis, connecting Athens and Thessaloniki, while the airport of Central Greece is less than an hour away. However, since there are breathtaking places all over Thessaly Region, it goes without saying to road trip the distance. 

  • From Athens International Airport

  • From Thessaloniki Aiport Makedonia

Official Language

The official language of the Conference is English. No interpretation will be provided.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not allowed at the venue; the meeting is a non-smoking event!

Liability & Insurance

The Organizers accept no liability for any personal injury, loss or damage of property or additional expenses incurred to conference participants either during the conference or as result of delays, strikes or any other circumstances. Participants are requested to make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.


Conference material

Badges and Conference material will be provided to all registered participants by the Conference Secretariat.

Conference badges are mandatory for admission and access to the meeting hall and exhibition, as well as all congress functions. Please wear your badge visibly at all times.


Certificates of attendance will be shared electronically to all registered participants after the completion of the evaluation form.