‘ESTIA’ is the Annual Meeting of the Department of History and Archaeology which was initiated by Stella Papadaki-Oakland, Professor of Byzantine Archaeology, when she was head of the Department in 1996.

ESTIA is held every spring with the participation of teaching staff, postgraduate and undergraduate students.

During this meeting, members of the Department present their research-in-progress, as well as academic issues they would like to discuss with their fellow colleagues. The community feeling which is created through these meetings encourages the exchange of views and provides multiple scientific stimuli to the participants. At the same time, it strengthens the bonds among the members of the department, furthering them during everyday university life. Traditionally, sessions are chaired by the students, while conference sessions are followed by joint dinners and recreation activities for all participants. Each ‘ESTIA’ includes at least one visit to a historical or archaeological site adjacent to the area where the Meeting takes place.

25th, 2022: Zaros, Herakleio Prefecture

24th, 2019: Chania, Center of Mediterranean Architecture

23rd, 2018: Tzermiado, Lasithi Prefecture

22nd, 2017: Herakleio, Herakleio Prefecture

21st, 2016: Limen of Chersonesos, Herakleio Prefecture

20th, 2015: Zaros, Herakleio Prefecture

19th, 2014: Anogeia, Rethymno Prefecture

18th, 2013: Agios Nikolaos, Lasithi Prefecture

17th, 2012: Panormo, Rethymno Prefecture

16th, 2011: Aghia Galini, Rethymno Prefecture

15th, 2010: Kastelli Kissamou, Chania Prefecture

14th, 2009: Plakias, Rethymno Prefecture

13th, 2008: Chalepa Chanion, Chania Prefecture

12th, 2007: Voroi Messaras, Herakleio Prefecture

11th, 2006: Palaikastro Sitias, Lasithi Prefecture

10th, 2005: Zaros, Herakleio Prefecture

09th, 2004: Palaiochora Sphakion, Chania Prefecture

08th, 2003: Koutouloufari, Herakleio Prefecture

07th, 2002: Hagios Nikolaos, Lasithi Prefecture

06th, 2001: Kastelli Kissamou, Chania Prefecture

05th, 2000: Hierapetra, Lasithi Prefecture

04th, 1999: Sitia, Lasithi Prefecture

03rd, 1998: Phodele, Herakleio Prefecture

02nd, 1997: Phodele, Herakleio Prefecture

01st, 1996: Anogeia, Rethymno Prefecture