Venue and Accomodation


The Meeting will be held at ATAHOTEL Naxos Beach Resort in Giardini Naxos, Sicily (Italy), next to Taormina, where we have arranged for a block reservation at special room rates.


Room Rates

Double room used as single: € 109 (bed and breakfast)

Double room: € 150 (bed and breakfast).


For reservations, please send a message to this e-mail address using the code: EST2018.


Reservation Deadline: the "cut-off date" for accepting reservations into this room block is April 27, 2018. Reservation requests received after that date will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis.




Catania International Airport.

• Transfers from Catania airport to Giardini Naxos can be made by bus, train or taxi. Please click here for further information. The taxi fare from Catania airport to Giardini Naxos is approximately 80 euros.

• Some info about Giardini Naxos and Taormina.

• Weather average values for June: minimum temperature 21 °C, maximum temperature 28 °C, humidity 60%, rain 15 mm, sun 9 hours.


By Car

Driving directions to the ATAHOTEL Naxos Beach Resort, via Recanati 26, Giardini Naxos.

GPS Coordinates Sexagesimal (latitude, longitude): 37° 48' 50" N - 15° 15' 41.844" E


From Catania airport follow the direction to the A18 MESSINA motorway. It takes around 45 min to arrive in Giardini Naxos (about 50 km).


Exit at Giardini Naxos and follow the SS 185 for about 2 km toward Giardini Naxos (see the map below).


At the junction with Via Consolare Valeria (SS 114) turn left (direction Recanati but there are also signs to the hotel) and after approx 600m turn left and take Viale Dionisio till the end (another approx 600m). Turn right in Viale Jannuzzo. After 500m, just before the end of Viale Jannuzzo turn right in Via Recanati. After 300m you'll find the Naxos Beach Resort, at n No. 26.


Note that indications for the hotel can be found along the route.




Sicily hosts seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites and another four tentative sites. Sicily has a huge variety of archaeological sites, including some of the most notable and best preserved temples and other structures of the Greek world, picturesque towns and castles, breathtaking landscapes, and beautiful nature reserves. See, e.g., the Sicily wiki page for more information and for some tour suggestions.

This activity has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 739500.