Acropolis, Athens (Courtesy of This is Athens)

32nd EAA Annual Meeting in Athens, Greece

26 – 29 August or 2 – 5 September 2026

The City of Athens looks forward to welcoming the 32nd Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists in 2026. The Annual Meeting will be hosted by the Department of History and Archaeology, at the School of Philosophy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the oldest and largest university in Greece, in which the discipline of archaeology is taught since 1837.

The Greek capital is renowned as a destination for archaeological research, while the city’s unique mix of historic advantages creates an unforgettable experience.

The city’s contemporary life combines the classical and cutting-edge delights, from ancient stone theatres to outdoor cinemas and rooftop bars with views of the Parthenon. Wander through four millennia of history at 80+ world-famous sites, including two UNESCO marvels where visitors get up close with the ancient past. Discover the urban and the seaside on the 50 km coastline of the Athens Riviera with 18 blue flag beaches and 11 marinas.

Athens has a privileged geographical location at the crossroads of three continents. Its award-winning Athens International Airport offers easy access to the city, as well as direct connections to all major European cities.

Athens has a fresh take on Mediterranean cuisine and a gastronomic scene embracing the flavours of Greece’s mountainous terrain, rolling vineyards, and the deep blue sea. Let taste be your guide to stunning natural landscapes and the famous islands that are only a short journey from the city centre.

Visionary thinking is in the city’s cultural DNA. Athens builds upon its proud intellectual legacy and forward-thinking heritage to create a safe, sustainable, and socially responsible destination.

Now more than ever, Athens is a centre of learning. From Plato’s Academy to the research ecosystem of today, academic inquiry is part of the urban fabric of Athens that offers opportunities for advancements in classical and cultural studies, life sciences tourism, and many other disciplines. The city is a hub of knowledge and innovation that is leading impactful conversations across the Mediterranean.

The City of Athens is working to protect the Athenian cultural heritage through a transformative strategy for every neighbourhood, meeting venue, and cultural institution in Athens.

The City of Athens supports EAA’s mission to promote the development of archaeological research and the exchange of archaeological information; enhance the management and interpretation of the European archaeological heritage; encourage the application of proper ethical and scientific standards for archaeological work as well as advance the interests of professional archaeologists in Europe.

By connecting international delegates with the local community of archaeologists, both will highly benefit by the knowledge transfer, networking, and professional development opportunities that the EAA Annual Meeting in Athens has to offer.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Athens local organising team and This is Athens – Convention & Visitors Bureau