European Summer School on Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
The summers school is held on the beautiful island of Hydra in Greece.
Hydra is one of the Saronic islands. Even though it has a good nightlife, it is quiet since cars and motorbikes are not allowed. The main method of transportation are the delightful mules and donkeys, as well as the water taxis.
Hydra town is a lovely place just for strolling around. Many of its buildings date back to the 18th century, and is built around the harbour. Here, you can visit many art galleries, churches and monasteries.
The beaches on Hydra are pebble beaches, and the most popular ones are Molos, Palamida and Kaminia, which are more sandy.
Bratsera Hotel, Hydra 180 40, Greece
The Bratsera Hotel is the only hotel on Hydra which has meeting room facilities. It is a beautiful hotel that has hosted all the summer schools since 2005.
It is a small hotel with only 23 bedrooms so only some faculty have accommodation at the hotel whilst some faculty and all delegates are placed in hotels and guest houses a short walk from the Bratsera.
Accommodation is provided for delegates at hotels and guest houses close to the Bratsera Hotel. Details of the accommodation allocated to delegates will be provided approximately one week before the event.
Delegates will be mostly be housed at:
The Erofili Pension
The Ippokampos Hotel
Address: 18040 Hydra Island, Greece
TEL: + 30 22980 53453, +30 22980 53454
The Sidra Hotel
Management: Michalis Chatzikonstantinou
Address: Hydra beach, Oikonomou str.
TEL: (+30) 22980 - 53401, 53402
FAX: (+30) 22980 - 53111
MOB: (+30) 6974329222
In order to reach Hydra you have to take a ferry. For full details on travel options visit
Ferries regularly get cancelled due to the high summer winds. If possible it is a good idea to arrive in Athens the day before the course starts so you have plenty of options with the ferry.
The bigger sea-cats are less likely to get cancelled than the dolphins.