Welcome to the website of the Belgian School at Athens. We are primarily engaged in archaeological research in Greece, which especially includes excavation and survey but also material studies and the publication, presentation and preservation of results. Our main projects are the excavations at Thorikos in South Attica (Lavrion Attikis), and, on the island of Crete, at Sissi (Agiou Nikolaou) and at Itanos (Sitias), both in the Lasithi province.

Apart from these projects, we host a library with a large number of Belgian publications on Greek archaeology, we organise conferences, seminars, courses, and colloquia, and we hope in the near future to even further expand our activities.

Through this website we hope to reach all those interested in Greek archaeology. Our calendar highlights not only our activities in Greece but also scientific activities related to Greek archaeology organized in Belgium. You can also find guidelines on excavation and research permits, Belgian academic institutions involved in research on Greek soil and heritage

The director
Jan Driessen

Activities in Greece

Numismatic Seminar 14.05.2018

We are happy to announce the penultimate lecture for the Numismatic Seminar for 2018.

Albana Meta (Département de l'Antiquité de l'Institut archéologique de Tirana) will present a lecture on:

"Dyrrachion, l'histoire monétaire d'une cité dans le croisement entre le monde grec et illyrien".

The Numismatic seminar is co-organized in collaboration with the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the French School at Athens and the German Archaeological Institute, Athens. We would also ask you to spread the information around to those who might be interested.

The lecture will take place at the French School at Athens; please check the program for the locations of the next lectures and spread the information to those who might be interested.

When: Monday, 14 May 2018

Time: 6 pm

Where: EfA, Didotou 6, Athens

Annual Meeting 2018

This is the invitation to an exciting 2018 Annual Meeting of the Belgian School at Athens. 

The director Professor Jan Driessen will report on the new results from our field, research, publishing activities etc. 

Our guest this year is Professor Em. Marc Waelkens (KU Leuven), the excavator of one of the most interesting sites in Mediterranean archaeology and one of the largest (if not the largest) excavation projects: Sagalassos! We will be travelling the alleys and streets of a city which became famous in Hellenistic and Roman times thanks to royal and imperial generosity and the ingenuity of its inhabitants. 

A reception will follow at the premises of the Italian Archaeological School at Athens (and thanks are addressed to the director Professor Emanuele Papi and the staff of the SAIA) as well as to H.E. the Ambassador of Belgium in Greece and Athens, Mr Luc Liebaut for offering the reception).


We are looking forward to hosting you all!

Activities in Belgium

Conference by Athéna Tsingarida: UGent, 26.4.2018

This is the announcement of a lecture by the President of the Committee of the EBSA, Prof. Dr Athéna Tsingarida (ULB) in Ghent. The title of the lecture is:  The phiale at the symposium. Cultural interaction between Athens and the East.

Where: Ghent University

When: April 26th, 2018 @2 pm

Donation for the Thorikos Theatre

Final Publication of the Theatre of Thorikos, excavated by the Belgian School between 1963 and 1977, has never been achieved by their excavators. Now, Andreas Kapetanios of the Ionian University of Corfu and Roald Docter of Ghent University will join their efforts to study the finds and architecture during two campaigns in 2018 and 2019. With a large international team of specialists, the results will be published in the Thorikos Series with Peeters Publishers at Leuven. A fund raising campaign has started through the University Fund of Ghent University. So, please support the ‘Theatre of Thorikos’ and make a donation to the project following the instructions in the links below.