The Venue

Address: Iera Odos 75, 11855, Athens, Greece  


The Agricultural University of Athens (AUA) offers high-level undergraduate and postgraduate Education and Research in Agricultural Science, and its vision is to achieve Educational and Research Excellence so as to occupy a dynamic position in the international academic environment.  

True to its traditional role of responding to the productive and developmental needs of the Greek economy and society, the AUA intervenes and develops in line with  the development and orientation of modern education and science. Moreover, it is in continuous contact with society so as to make proposals and provide solutions to problems that arise within the agri-nutrition sector.

The Agricultural University of Athens (AUA) is the third oldest university in Greece, after the University of Athens and the National Technical University of Athens (Metsovio).

It was established by law in 1920 (Law 1844/1920) as an Independent Higher Education Institute with university status under the name of the Highest Agricultural School of Athens (H.A.S.A.).

The AUA campus is 25 hectares in area bordering on both sides the historic Iera Odos (the Sacred Way of antiquity), close to the centre of Athens, at the heart of the ancient Olive Grove and the edge of the Ancient Site of Kerameikos.

The University’s 28 building complexes comprise 42 fully-organized and equipped laboratories for teaching and research, and 55 modern auditoriums and lecture rooms. Education and training in the AUA is also carried out in the agricultural facilities of the vineyard and the arboretum, and is also facilitated by a valuable collection of plant material, the agricultural museum, the experiment installations for plants, livestock and aquatic organisms, the exemplary dairy installations and winery, the greenhouses, the farm machinery, the apiculture and beekeeping unit, the compost unit, and the Library & Information Centre. The restaurant, café, library, indoor gym and sports & recreation fields create an atmosphere of creative interaction for all the members of the academic community on the campus.

The AUA farms are situated in the city of Aliartos in Boeotia (an area of 100ha), Oropos (2.7 ha) and Yalou, municipality of Loutsa – Artemida (35 ha). All the AUA farms are used for instruction and research, which are vital for the development of agricultural science and primary agricultural production. In addition, sections of the above farms are cultivated for production.

How to reach the Agricultural University of Athens from Syntagma and Monastiraki Station

The Agricultural University of Athens is located in 75 Iera Odos Street, in Botanikos. To reach AUA, you can take the blue line from Syntagma and Monastiraki station, with direction to DIMOTIKO THEATRO. You have to stop at Kerameikos station (just one station after Monastiraki station) and take the Konstantinoupoleos exit.

From there, the Agricultural University is 10-12 minutes walking distance as illustrated in the map below.

In order to find more directions how to reach the venue, please click here


Official Language 

The official language of the Symposium 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 symposium 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.

Symposium material

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

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

Visa and letter of invitation 

Greece is a member of the European Union and belongs to the Schengen area.
Please note that all travellers, except for those exempt from visa requirement, should apply for the corresponding visa at the local Greek Diplomatic or Consular Offices before their arrival. People in possession of a valid residence permit or a valid long-term visa issued by another Member State, should check the validity of their visa in order to avoid any inconvenience.

If an entry visa is required, please allow sufficient time for this procedure:
Submit your visa application in person, at least three months before you plan to travel to Greece in order to avoid any inconvenience.
The process may take longer in certain countries, so we recommend that you contact the nearest Greek Diplomatic or Consular Offices to determine your personal case.
For more information visit the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Invitation Letter
An official letter of invitation to attend the ISHS 2024 will be forwarded to the requesting participant.
However, the invitation implies no obligation by the Organisers to cover registration fees, accommodation, travel expenses, or any other costs pertaining to participation in ISHS 2024.

To request your personal letter of invitation please send us an email at [email protected] including the below information: 

Name (as written on passport)
Passport No
Country of Issue
Professional Affiliation
The invitation letter will be sent only upon completion of registration and subsequent payment.

In case you don’t manage to get a visa and in order to claim for a refund, a valid official documentation by the Embassy/Consulate, proving that you applied for a visa on July 22nd the latest, is required. In this case, the official cancellation policy for registrations will apply. 

Important Dates

Symposium Dates: September, 23-26, 2024

Abstract Submission Launch: June 1, 2023

Abstract Submission Deadline: April 30, 2024 15 May 2024

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