2023 Cultural Days in Athens

Dear friends
All the members of the Lyceum Club of Athens are happy to organise the ICB meeting in May 2023 and to welcome all our friends and those accompanying them for the Cultural Days. During your stay you will have the opportunity to discover the historical sites of our capital city, taste Greek cuisine and go on a cruise to two beautiful islands, Aegina and Hydra, both full of history and beauty.

During the evening gala we will have the pleasure to celebrate the anniversary of the creation of the Lyceum Club International and to honour its founder, Constance Smedley, in the presence of His Excellency the Ambassador of the United Kingdom.

A few words about the Lyceum Club of Hellenic Women :

The Lykeion ton Ellinidon (Lyceum Club of Hellenic Women) was founded in 1911 by Callirrhoé Siganou-Parren, a pioneer of the feminist movement in Greece and the country’s first female journalist.  It is a voluntary organisation which, within 111 years of existence, has played an important and active role in the preservation and presentation of Greek cultural traditions and folk customs. The Club’s social contribution has also been important, especially in the field of women’s education and the defence of women’s rights.

Today it maintains its dynamic presence in Greek society, thanks to the voluntary service of its dedicated members. The Lyceum’s spacious and pleasant premises in the centre of Athens welcome children and teenagers aged from 6 to 18, who have the opportunity to learn and participate in the tradition of national dance as it is still preserved in the Greek countryside.

The Lyceum has a rich collection of authentic regional costumes. These precious costumes were the ones used during the Olympic Games in August 2004. On this memorable occasion, the Lykeion’s knowledgeable volunteers dressed hundreds of young men and women who graciously offered their services and were called upon to host the various events and award prizes to the winners.

We are very much looking forward to seeing you all in Athens

Eleni Tsaldaris, President of the International Lyceum Club of Athens


Registration fee for every one: € 40

For ICB members only

Wednesday, May 10th

Thursday, May 11th

For the accompanying participants

Wednesday, May 10th

Thursday, May 11th

Passa Kotsou, vice-president of the Lyceum Club of Athens, archaeologist and tour guide, will
guide you through the streets of Athens (40 min. walk) to the cable car of Mount Lycabetta.
At the top, coffee break and visit of the church of St. George, then back down to the city for
a visit of the Zappeion Exhibition Centre and lunch.

At your expense, the cable car ticket, the coffee break and the lunch.

For all Lyceum Club members and accompanying persons

Thursday, May 11th

Friday 12th and Saturday 13th of May

Total price for the two-day tourist program: € 280.
Gala dinner € 140

Friday, May 12th

The Acropolis

Built in the 5th century according to the plans of Pericles, this rocky hill became a unique monument of spirit and culture. Its white marble monuments, including the Parthenon, were built at that time. They glow in the midday sun and gradually take on a honeyed hue as the sun sets. Combine the best of science, art and philosophy in one creation and you have the definitive monument of human civilisation. For UNESCO, it is a symbol of world heritage.

Athens city bus tour

This bus tour will take us to the main points of interest of Athens: Panathinaiko Stadium, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens Trilogy – National Library, National
Garden, Hadrian’s Arch, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Catholic Cathedral, Old Parliament, Constitution Square, and the Russian Orthodox Church.

Saturday, May 13th

Two options :
Program A :
Program B :

Acropolis Museum

An ultra-modern showcase for ancient treasures. Since 2009, it has been exhibiting true masterpieces that come exclusively from the Acropolis.

Cape Sounion

The drive is a scenic coastal one which offers the chance to view the Saronic Gulf and pass through some beautiful coastal suburbs. The drive to Cape Sounion is approximately an hour and 30 minutes. It will show you this sacred place in the eyes of Homer, the place from which Aegeus threw himself into the sea. At its summit stands proudly the temple dedicated to Poseidon, a haven for sailors.


The Kaisarianí Monastery is a former place of worship dedicated to Aphrodite. It is an Orthodox monastery of the Byzantine rite built on the northern slope of Mount Hymette. The walls and ceiling of the catolicon are decorated with polychrome frescoes from the Ottoman period.

Sunday, May 14th

Aegina :
In the centre of the Saronic Gulf, dominated by Mount Oros. Here we can see the beautifully preserved Temple of Aphaea Athena, which forms an equilateral triangle with the Parthenon and the Temple of Poseidon on Cape Sounion, known as the sacred triangle.

Hydra :
Jewel of the Saronic Islands, with its amphitheatrical harbour, beautiful 18th century shipowners’ houses and the small monastery of the Assumption.

The schedules are still to be defined. They will be specified later.

Registration deadline : February 22, 2023
Cancellation policy:

  • From April 1st to 15th 2023: less 20%
  • From April 16th to April 30th 2023: less 50%
  • After May 1st 2023: no refund

Hotels :

As usual, everyone has to book their room individually. Our friends from Athens recommend the Titania hotel (4*) and the Diwani hotel (5*). The Titania will be our main meeting point.

Other hotels nearby: Amalia Hotel, Astor Hotel, Athens Tiare by Mage Hotel, Dorian Inn and Fresh Hotel.

Register now!

To take part in our Cultural Days in Athens from May 10 to May 14, 2023, fill in the registration form by clicking below