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Date and Place of the School

Date and place of the School

The twenty-third CERN School of Computing will be held at the Hotel Golden Coast in Marathon, Greece, from Sunday 17 September to Saturday 30 September 2000. 

The Hotel complex lies on the beach of Marathon, 4 km from Nea Makri, 12 km from Rafina Port and 35 km from Athens. It consists of a main building and bungalows scattered in the gardens and built in traditional Greek architecture. See


The School is open to postgraduate students and research workers with a few years' experience in elementary particle physics, in computing or in related fields. The number of participants will be of the order of 80, mostly from the CERN Member States or from laboratories closely associated with CERN, but a few may come from countries which are not Member States of CERN.

Personal contacts and informal discussions among the participants during leisure time are an important aspect of the School. For this reason, participants are asked to note that they should not be accompanied by family members or friends.


Participants will be accommodated in the Hotel Golden Coast complex which lies on the beach of Marathon. All students participating at the School will be lodged in comfortable double rooms with private bathrooms.

The Hotel Golden Coast offers the following facilities:

Three open-air fresh water pools*, one with Jacuzzi, and Pool Bar. Pianist in evenings at the Symposium bar. Atlantis pool bar (mid May - end of September). Sandwiches, ice creams, juices, at Zephyros bar (open-air). Evening Entertainment and disco dancing at Disco Nefeles. Laundry Facilities, Mini Market, Souvenir Shop - Post Card, Newspapers, First Aid Articles, Toiletries

Pottery Exhibition and Traditional Souvenirs. Four tennis courts*, floodlit at night, volley and basket ball court*, mini golf*, table tennis*, water ski and windsurfing, canoes, pedaloes on the beach, jet skis and bicycles for hire.

*free of charge 


The working language of the School will be English. There will be no simultaneous translation. Participants should therefore have sufficient understanding of English to enable them to benefit from the School.


Students should reach Marathon (near Athens), Greece for registration during the afternoon or early evening of Sunday, 17 September. You should note that lunch on the day of arrival is not provided. The School will end on the morning of Saturday, 30 September after breakfast. The nearest airport is Athens airport and it takes about 1 1/2 hours to travel by bus from the airport to Marathon. It is planned to organise free transport from and to Athens airport on the days of arrival and departure of the students.


You should ensure that you are adequately insured for health and accidents for the duration of the School and during your travel.

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Last update: 1 March 2000

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