Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities and is defined by many as the cradle of Western Civilization. The city, with its 3,400-years-old history, has been home to the most relevant philosophers and scientists from the classical era, such as Plato and Aristotle. Athens is crawling with art and history, part of the heritage of its long-gone classical Hellenic civilization which values and ideas are still discussed and embraced in the modern world.
Today, Athens is one of main economic centers of Southeastern Europe, with a large financial sector and its port, the Piraeus, is the second largest passenger port in the world and the biggest in Europe. Further, the city is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery. The culture-rich environment of the city, in conjunction with its lively lifestyle and its warm weather, makes Athens one of the preferred destinations by visitors worldwide. Athens offers perfect conditions for bringing together researchers, clinicians and healthcare professionals from all over the world in 2025.