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18th Congress of the Association Internationale pour l’Histoire du Verre
Thessaloniki, 21-25 September 2009

General Information


The languages of the congress are English, French, and German. There will be no simultaneous translation.

Financial support

The AIHV will consider the possibility of limited financial support, in the form of bursaries for members from low-wage countries, or students. If you wish to apply for financial support please contact the Secretariat of AIHV. The bursaries will be awarded, on the basis of need and merit, to members whose papers have been accepted, and who will attend and submit their papers for publication.

Invitation Letter

Delegates requiring a letter of invitation in order to attend the congress may write to the congress secretariat specifying the necessary details. Please note that this procedure aims explicitly at assisting delegates who need to obtain a visa or permission to attend the congress; it is not an official invitation covering fees and other expenses and does not imply any financial support from the congress organisers. The registration fee must be settled for delegates who wish to claim an invitation letter.

Passport / VISA


Electrical Appliances

The electricity supply in Greece is alternating current, 220-250 volts, 50 cycles. Appliances for 110 or 120 volts may be operated by using step down transformers of 220 - 250/110 volts connected to each outlet.

Time Zone

Greece is in the Eastern European Time Zone. Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2). Like most states in Europe, Summer (Daylight-Saving) Time is observed in Greece, where the time is shifted forward by 1 hour, 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+3). After the summer months the time is shifted back by 1 hour to Eastern European Time (EET) or (GMT+2) The Daylight Savings Time (GMT+3) in Greece :
- begins at 3 a.m. on the last Sunday of March and
- ends at 4 a.m. on the last Sunday of October

Greece Telephone Code


Greece is the ideal place to shop for a wide variety of products, catering to everybody's tastes and needs. Prices are very reasonable in relation to product quality and visitors will be able to find something for every kind of budget.
Shops are open Monday through Friday from 09.00 till 21.00. On Saturdays shops stay open from 09.00 till 15.00, while they are closed on Sundays. Supermarkets and kiosks may stay open till 22.00.


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