Naxos is not just a summer tourism destination. As an historic and leading commercial hub of the Aegean, Naxos is surely a Greek Cycladic island event organisers might want to consider for an event. This venue is just what you might be looking for.
Event organisers and MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Events) professionals are always seeking inspiring destinations to host and hold conferences.
The Greek islands are ideal places to hold such business and industry events because they offer and incentive and opportunity to participants to travel to an idyllic place.
Naxos is not just a summer tourism destination. As an historic and leading commercial hub of the Aegean, Naxos is surely a Greek Cycladic island event organisers might want to consider for an event.
The island’s dynamic agriculture, dairy, marble and tourism industries, means that there is business ethos and infrastructure in place to accommodate such conferences.
While there are several venues that may host conferences, concerts and exhibitions, the venue with the greatest capacity (450 and up) is known as the The Cultural Center former Ursuline School.
Located at the highest point of the medieval castle district known as Kastro, the Ursuline School offers spectacular panoramic views onto the Aegean, the Temple of Apollo and surrounding islands, Paros, Mykonos and Syros.
Visible from afar, the newly restored and renovated three-story neoclassic building elicits an aura of science and academia; a milieu befitting to its history as one of Greece’s finest convents for schooling at the time.
The school started to be built in 1739 and was in operation until 1970. Restored in 2009, it reopened as a state-of-the-art cultural center equipped with all necessary facilities and outlets for communications and office administration requirements (desks, computers, phone, audio visual, wifi…) Local suppliers are available to provide necessary supplies, services and support.
Since opening, it has hosted international conferences and symposiums in the medical and scientific fields as well as artistic and cultural events and exhibitions.
Organisers interested in booking the space for events may contact the Municipality of Naxos and Small Cyclades for more information. (see contact info below).
Space Specifications At a Glance/Details for each floor follow below:
Location: Kastro, Chora, Naxos
Main floor: seating capacity = 75*
1st floor: seating capacity = 100*
2nd floor: seating capacity = 450*
[*please note: that the total overall seating capacity of 650 may not be accommodated all at once]
Outdoor spaces: 2 (available for parallel events/dining/music/tastings etc.)
Catering: Kitchen on premises as well as canteen food areas
Special Characteristics: Building sits atop the Kastro offering panoramic views onto Aegean, nearby islands and Portara, Temple of Apollo, islet of Palatia at the Port
Best time to hold an event: April, May, September, October
History in brief: Former all-girls school attended by girls from the Ursuline order from Greece, Constantinople, Middle East, where they were taught reading and writing, teachings of Christianity and embroidery. The school quickly gained a stellar reputation for its academic program and was considered one of the best in Greece. The school was in operation until 1970. The building is now a cultural venue for the Municipality of Naxos and houses the municipality’s historical archive (since 1945) and library (access is available on request).
For more information: Contact the Municipality of Naxos and Small Cyclades at Τel: +30 22853 60100 Fax: +30 2850 23570, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Large conference room with seating capacity of 350-400; 250-300 seated with table (4 people per table/desk). Facilities available: Ceiling projector, projection screen. Desk panel for 6 people; speaker podium, microphones, 4 tabletop microphones, 2 wireless microphones, wireless and fixed internet, flexibility/mobility of room/seat/desk scheme.
- Library Room – seated capacity =100; 50 seated with desk/table (4th per table).
- Support Office/Registry equipped with computers, fax, copier, wireless and fixed internet and a lobby lounge.
Also: Access to north outdoor courtyard (100 chairs capacity) and canteen area
And: toilets, toilets for men, women, disabled people and changing rooms
Facilities available (conference room): Projector, projection screen (portable). Panels, portable microphones, handheld microphones, wireless microphones, wireless and fixed internet, flexibility/mobility of room/seat/desk scheme.
- Large conference room with seated capacity (in chairs)=50
- Small conference room for 25 people in chairs
- Large courtyard (south) / accommodates approx. 130 chairs
Facilities available (for conference rooms): Ceiling projector, projection screen. Panel (2 persons), microphones, one tabletop microphone, one wireless microphone, wireless and fixed internet, moveable blackboards
Large conferences have recently hosted at the Centre include:
Conference – Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Island Development
The Department of Geography, School of Social Sciences, University of the Aegean
Summer School, University of the Aegean and the Department of Architecture of the Technical University of Crete
5-6 April 2012
Council Meeting and conference on Sea Transport, organized by the Secretariat of the Navy Ministry of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping, the South Aegean Region and the Municipality of Naxos and Small Cyclades.
6th International Aegean Conference on topical issues Astroparticle Physics, Gravitation and Cosmology
4th Congress of Trade Associations of Cyclades
International conference on the management of water resources