10-14 June 2019
Nafplio
Europe/Athens timezone

Conference Venue

Location: The conference will take place in the Vouleftikon building which is right in the centre of Nafplio. Position on Google map.

A little bit of history: The Βουλευτικό has a special standing in the history of the modern Greek state as the revolutionary Greek Parliament was hosted here from the autumn of 1825 to the spring of 1826, hence its name, 'Vouleftiko' or 'Parliament'.

The building dates from 1730 and it was built as a mosque, consisting of a square chamber with a large dome. Local tradition recounts that the mosque was built by a rich Turkish Aga to repent for killing two young Venetians that were looking for the treasure their father had hidden in the city when Nafplio was occupied by the Venetians. He used the looted treasure to build the mosque that became known as the mosque of the Aga-Pasha.

In 1831 it briefly hosted the Greek School while the ground floor was used as a prison. It was used to host public dances (1828-1834) in the newly formed modern Greek state, as well as the trial of two famous chiefs of the Greek revolution (Theodoros Kolokotronis and Dimitrios Plapoutas).

Nowadays the building has been restored by the Greek Ministry of Culture and is used a conference centre, as well as to host other cultural events.