Cultural Events

Presentation of the Commemorative Set of Stamps "2400 Years Since the Birth of Aristotle"

The Hellenic Post (ELTA) will present a commemorative set of stamps "2400 Years Since the Birth of Aristotle", to honour Aristotle's invaluable contribution to humanity.


"Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation": Exhibition of rare editions of Aristotle 

"The Foundation will present an exhibition of rare editions of Aristotleconsisting of the treasures of the Foundation’s Historical Library Among them, a Latin translation of Aristotle’s Problems dated 1473 and Aldus Manutius’ 5 volume edition of Aristotle (1495-1498)".


Monday May 23, 2016

10:30 -12:30 City Walking Tour: The Kaleidoscope Walk - Exploring the many colors and images, the many stories of Thessaloniki

[meeting point: Congress Secretariat]

18:00 -20:30 Opening Ceremony

Music Event by the The Choir of the Greek Society for Music Education (G.S.M.E. Choir)

[Main Ceremony Hall, Administration Building of AUTh]

20:30 Welcome Reception

[Foyer of Administration Building of AUTh]

Tuesday May 24, 2016 / Ancient Mieza

13:30 – 14:30 Welcome Reception at ancient Mieza by the Mayor of Naoussa, Mr Nikos Koutsogiannis (prior to the Plenary Lecture)

15:30-16:00 Presentation “The School of Aristotle and its Universal Dimensions”

by Dr. Angeliki Kottaridi, Director or the 17th Ephorate of Pre-historic and Classical Antiquities

16:00-17:30 Guided Tour to the School of Aristotle and the city of Naoussa

Wednesday May 25, 2016

19:30-20:30 Cultural Event in Rotunda, Unesco World Heritage Monument (invitation only)

Address by Dr. Stamatios Chondrogiannis, Director of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Thessaloniki City

Music Event by the Orchestra of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (directed by Dimitris Dimopoulos) and the Choir of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki ‘Yannis Mantakas’ (directed by Petros Bekiaridis).

21:00 Reception by the Mayor of Thessaloniki, Mr Yannis Boutaris, at the Thessaloniki City Hall

Friday May 27, 2016/Ancient Stageira

12:00-12:30 Welcome by the Mayor of the “Aristotelis” Municipality, Mr. Yiorgos Zoumpas (following the Plenary Lecture)

Cultural Event presented by the Municipality of “Aristotelis”

12:30-14:30 Guided Tours

Archaeological Tour by the excavator of ancient Stageira, Dr. Konstantinos Sismanidis

Botanical Tour “The natural capital ( flora) of Aristotle’s land” by the Professor of Systematic Botany Stella Kokkini


20:00 Banquet (invitation only)

[Roof of the Thessaloniki Concert Hall (M2 building)]

Saturday May 28, 2016

18:30-20:30 Closing Ceremony

Music Event by Youth Orchestra of the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki