The conference venue will be held at Aegli conference hall which is adjacent to Zapeion building. Located in the historic center of Athens, in a walking distance from the Acropolis and the marble Panathenaic Stadium of the 1896 Olympic Games, the Zappeion complex is surrounded by over 200,000 square meters of gardens with meandering paths, fountains and over 70 neoclassical sculptures. In 1888 the Zappeion hall was one of the first buildings in Europe specifically designed for exhibitions and other public events. An extensive interior and exterior renovation, completed in 2006, restored the building to its original splendor while, at the same time, state of the art technology was introduced to the listed building.
Located in the Zappeion Gardens, the history of Aegli dates back to the 19th century. It was originally built in the late 1880s as a kiosk. Its purpose was to provide Athenians with a meeting place where they could enjoy their coffee with friends or take refreshment following one of the small theatrical shows that took place in the Gardens. A further consideration was to help provide for the upkeep of the Gardens and all commercial gains were earmarked for this purpose. Over the decades Aegli became an Athenian landmark and a common rendezvous point for social and intellectual gatherings, where its unique view of the Acropolis, the Panathenaic Stadium, and the Saronic Gulf could be enjoyed.
With the turn of the century, Aegli made a grand step into the new era and its demands with a whole new face. After a renovation that lasted two and a half years, it is totally rejuvenated. Technologically has been updated and modernized, ready to face the challenges of the future. At the same time, as it is a registered building, the main style is preserved and the links to its past are kept alive with dignity and respect. The ambition behind the renewed Aegli is the magical transformation of the complex, with respect to the natural surroundings, and which has become an irresistible source of attraction for formal, social, cultural and business events.
Aegli is in the Gardens of Zappeion (Kipos Zappiou, Athina 105 57, Greece)