Social Activities

You will find below a list of daily social activities planned during the Summer School and also during the Timbre 2023 Conference. Besides these programmed daily activities, there is also the possibility to book a private hands-on ancient Greek lyre workshop on any day before, during, or after the conference. This is not part of the social program and should be arranged separately by the participants by contacting Seikilo directly to book an available time slot.

This one-hour workshop will begin by taking a closer look at the sound and aesthetics of a reconstructed ancient Greek lyre and on the music system of antiquity in general. It will proceed with a hands-on lyre playing of the “Epitaph of Seikilos”, the oldest complete melody (with lyrics) that survives today! This will demonstrate that this ancient musical instrument is much simpler to learn than a guitar or most of the other modern instruments which probably explains why it was used as a teaching tool for almost every child in ancient Greece.

  • Cost per person: 40€
  • More information at SEIKILO
  • Contact Seikilo directly at to book an available time slot

Friday: 7 July 2023

19:00 - 21:00 Informal meetup for the Summer School at Tabya

Saturday: 8 July 2023

20:00 - 22:00 Welcome reception for the Summer School

Drinks & DJ set by Marcelo Caetano

Monday: 10 July 2023

Choose either of the following options:

18:30 - 20:30 Thessaloniki walking tour starting at Rotonda and ending at the city port

The tour will be kindly provided by the Thessaloniki Tourism Organisation but optional entrance in the interior of the Rotonda monument will require a 6€ worth ticket (students should have their IDs with them to take advantage of the reduced price).

  • Available slots: 60
  • Fill your names in this form to book your slot

19:00 - 20:00 Guided tour on ancient Greek musical instruments at SEIKILO Cultural Space

  • Available slots: 20
  • Address: Vasileos Irakleiou 4
  • Fill your names in this form to book your slot

Tuesday: 11 July 2023 from 17:00 to 20:30 at Tellogleion

17:00 Cross-modal wine-tasting event with wines kindly provided by Ktima Gerovassiliou

18:00 Welcome reception

19:00 Concert at SEIKILO music

Ancient Greek Music by SEIKILO music

SEIKILO music is an ensemble that performs with handcrafted ancient Greek musical instruments. The ensemble has performed all over the world in music festivals or as part of interactive educational events in schools, museums, conferences, etc. The concert will be accompanied by a short introduction on ancient Greek lyre and a demonstration of characteristics and playing techniques.

The following line-up will appear at Timbre 2023 conference.

21:00 Conference dinner at B Restaurant (not provided)

The conference dinner will take place at B Restaurant located at 2, 3rd Septemvriou str. (Museum of Byzantine Culture), 546 39, Thessaloniki. The conference dinner is not included with the registration. Conference participants who wish to attend the conference dinner are kindly requested to fill out the conference dinner registration form, which also has information about the menu.