May 2023 Sustainability & Infrastructure

UMD Study Abroad Program on “Sustainability & Infrastructure”
20-30 May 2023





Saturday 20 May Arrival in Athens, Hotel lodging (14:30) Airport transfer from ATH to Hotel

Site Visit: Lycabettus Hill

Sunday 21 May (9:00-10:00)

Orientation by ATINER & Presentation by Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER. “Investment in Transport Equipment in  Greece and the Eurozone


Athens Urban Crawl & City Whereabouts

Free time
Monday 22 May (11:00-14:00)

Site Visit: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center & Marina Flisvos


Design Projects Site

& Panathenaic Stadium Visit

(20:00) ATINER

Dinner & Greek Night3

Tuesday 23 May (08:00-11:00)

Urban Walk to Acropolis & Parthenon2


Urban Walk – continuous


Workshop/Design Projects


Stelios Efstathiadis, President, Transportation Solutions. “Road Safety Assessment”

(19:00) ATINER




Wednesday 24 May (10:00-12:00)

Site Visit: 2004 Olympic Stadium & Infrastructure


Workshop/Design Projects


Thursday 25 May (10:00-12:00)

Site Visit: Experience Centre & Park in Hellinikon



Workshop/Design Projects


Site Visit: Acropolis Museum

Friday 26 May  (10:00-14:00)

Workshop/Design Projects


Design Projects Presentations


Amalia Polydoropoulou, Professor, University of the Aegean. “Sustainable Transportation”

Cinzia Cirillo, Professor, University of Maryland, USA. “Agent Based Large Scale Transportation Models”

Antulio Richetta, Director, IBI. “Motorway Management Systems in Greece”

Saturday 27 May Visiting Athens Riviera
Sunday 28 May (06:50) Field Excursion Island Cruise: Aigina, Poros, Hydra (includes lunch)
Monday 29 May (07:20) Field Excursion: Rio-Antirio Bridge (presentation, briefing & technical visit) & Corinth Canal (includes lunch)
Tuesday 30 May Departure from Athens

1The exact hours will be announced upon arrival but be prepared for last minute arrangements.
2The urban walk includes the broader area of downtown Athens. Among other sites, it includes: Zappeion, Syntagma Square, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Ancient Roman Agora and on Acropolis Hill: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and the Parthenon.
3Includes traditional Greek food, folklore dancing & live music.

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