Santorini Greece, Nomikos Center
    PETROS M. NOMIKOS CONFERENCE CENTRE

    Introduction

    Caldera ViewThe Petros M. Nomikos Conference Centre is located in the capital of Santorini, Fira, overlooking the caldera and the volcano (city plan). This neoclassical mansion with its characteristic red colouring has been transformed into a modern, operational Conference Centre, preserving its traditional character with its cellars, terraces, pots filled with flowers and parterres. It includes a main conference hall of 178 m2 for maximum 200 participants, with particularly good accoustics and air-conditioning, a consultation room for private meetings with the capacity to sit approximately 20 people, room for workshops, registration area, secretarial and technical support facility, areas set aside for coffee breaks, receptions and social events, as well as all of the most modern optical-accoustic equipment meeting the highest standards. A dedicated group of staff and colleagues await conference participants, their constant concern is the complete success of the conference. Access to Santorini is easy, by means of the frequent flights (35 minutes from Athens airport) and ferry-boats. Direct flights from almost all European capitals. Connection flights to Crete, Rhodes and Myconos. Transportation vehicles available. There are luxurious, ultra-modern and traditional hotels for the accommodation of conference participants within a short distance from the Centre, and restaurants of every kind offering both traditional Santorini dishes and wines, and international cuisine. Santorini offers 3500 years of history visible through its archaeological sites, excavation sites, monuments, old churches and monasteries. Possibility to organise trips to the volcano and the nearby islands. Picturesque villages, shopping centers at an easy distance. The Petros M. Nomikos Conference Centre goal is to offer smooth, efficient services, a warm and hospitable environment, to meet the new needs and requirements of conferences, and to conduct them to the highest specifications and high level participation from all over the world.

     

    History

    A red-colored house of neoclassical architecture, a fine sample of what is known as "Ta Kokkina Spitia", meaning "The Red Houses", build around the turn of the century, had stood where The Conference Centre is today. It was damaged irreparably by the 1956 earthquake and had to be razed to the ground. It had belonged to a prominent family of Santorini who had left the island. The tunnels behind the Conference Hall were on the verge of collapse. They were the family's canava, its winery or place for wine making and storage. The house was rebuilt as a conference facility whilst maintaining the original architecture and the original local features, at least externally. Demetrios Koutsoudakis an architect by profession, was serving in the Greek army in Santorini after the earthquake in 1956. He had taken photographs and had made plans of the ruined house and that permitted him to design this facility. All the construction and restoration was performed in difficult conditions by local people and under the direction of the local contractor Panayotis Roussos. The superb ceiling of the main conference hall was painted by iconographer Andreas Avdelopoulos. The owner of the Conference Centre Mr. Petros M. Nomikos bore personally all responsibility and expenses necessary for the establishment and operation of this Conference Centre. The Petros M. Nomikos Conference Centre inaugarated in 1989 with the 3rd International Archaeological Congress entitled "Thera and the Aegean World" organised by The Thera Foundation.

    Facilities

    - A conference room of 178,40 t.µ., for maximum number of 200 participants, with particularly good acoustics, air conditioning and glass antiglare windows allowing the natural light to enter.
    - Room for working groups, workshops.
    - A small conference room for private meetings, for maximum 20 people.
    - Registration area.
    - Available covered and open air space for coffee breaks, receptions and social events, maximumcapacity 200 people.
    - Secretariat and technical support area.
    - Posters area.
    - Dispensary.
    - Press room
    - Room for storage (limited space).

    Conference Room Layout/Plan
    Conference Hall Arrangements
    - "Theatre style": 220-160 persons.
    - "School style": 98 persons. See video
    - "Square style": 36-46 persons.

    Audio-Visual equipment
    - Simultaneous interpretation possible.
    - Desktop microphones and wireless.
    - Lecturn.
    - Overhead and slide projectors.
    - Data projector.
    - ADSL 2048 (WiFi).
    - Laser pointers.
    - Flip charts.
    - Poster panels.
    - Photocopier.
    - Fax.

    Posters
    We can accommodate 100 posters placed one next ot the other on wooden frames. Poster dimensions: width 70cm x height 120cm.