Social Programme

Welcome Reception

​Monday, 25 September at 20:00
Acropolis Museum 

On the first evening of Graphene Week, delegates have the unique opportunity to combine a journey in ancient history, through a guided tour, with a welcome reception at the dazzling Acropolis Museum.

Founded to exhibit all the significant finds from the Sacred Rock and its foothills, attracting millions of visitors every year, the new Acropolis Museum is listed as one of the best in the world. Designed by the famous US-based architect Bernard Tschumi, with Greek architect Michael Photiadis, it is a remarkable architectural masterpiece, welcoming visitors across three levels as well as in the impressive archaeological excavation that lies at its foundations.

It houses more than 3.000 artefacts from the most significant sanctuary of the ancient city, the Sacred Rock of the Athenian Acropolis. Covering the Archaic and Roman periods with emphasis on the Acropolis of the 5th century BC, the Museum celebrates the apotheosis of Greece's artistic achievements.

The Welcome Reception follows the tour and takes place at the museum’s restaurant, offering the most astonishing view of the Parthenon. The restaurant’s veranda is the place-to-be when in Athens, combining the Sacred Rock’s flair with delicious flavours and drinks.

Join us this evening, feel the energy, mingle and network giving the best start to your participation at Graphene Week.

Conference Dinner

Thursday, 28 September at 20:30
Zappeion Hall

The conference dinner on Thursday evening will be held at the prestigious Zappeion Hall.

Located in the historic centre of Athens, within walking distance from the Olympic Panathenaic Stadium of the 1896 Olympic Games, the Greek Parliament House and Syntagma Square, the Zappeion Hall has witnessed the history of Athens for the past 120 years. It has been a key site for some of the nation's most significant moments, and has always been integrally linked to the Olympic Movement.

Dating back to 1888 it was designed by the Danish architect Theophil Hansen and funded by Zappas family. The architecture of the building is fascinating, following the neoclassical style with a symmetrical plan around the circular atrium combined with a Corinthian style at its propylaea.

The Zappeion area is a meeting point for Athenians, surrounded by the National Garden with 200,000 square meters full of plants and trees, meandering paths and over 70 works of sculpture.

Join us at the conference dinner, enjoy unique flavours and feel the ambience of the ancient Olympic spirit at a unique venue that has become a landmark in the Greek capital.

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