A Venue of Choice on Naxos: The Cultural Center former Ursuline School



The Greek islands are ideal places to hold business and industry events because they offer the incentive and opportunity to participants to travel to an idyllic place. Naxos Island is not just a summer tourism destination. As an historic and leading commercial hub of the Aegean, Naxos is surely a Greek Cycladic island ideal for a conference.

While there are several venues that may host conferences in Naxos, concerts and exhibitions, the venue with the greatest capacity (800 participants) is known as The Cultural Center former Ursuline School.

Located at the highest point of the medieval castle district known as Kastro, the Ursuline School offers spectacular panoramic views onto the Aegean, the Temple of Apollo and surrounding islands, Paros, Mykonos and Syros.

Visible from far, the newly restored and renovated three-story neoclassic building elicits an aura of science and academia; a milieu befitting to its history as one of Greece’s finest convents for schooling at the time. The school started to be built in 1739 and was in operation until 1970. Restored in 2009, it reopened as a state-of-the-art cultural center equipped with all necessary facilities and outlets for communications and office administration requirements (desks, computers, phone, audio visual, wifi…). Local suppliers are available to provide necessary supplies, services and support. Since opening, it has hosted international conferences and symposiums in different scientific fields as well as artistic and cultural events and exhibitions.