Conference Registration and Excursions

The attendance of IOTA’s mega-conference in Volos, Greece on 11-15 January 2023 is open to IOTA members only. Please become a member or renew your annual membership here and then register below. Space is limited. Register early!

The Conference registration fee includes the three full days of conference sessions and a ticket to the Opening Ceremony on 11 January 2023 featuring the keynote address by Metropolitan Ambrosios (Zografos) of Korea and the opening banquet. The registration fee does not include housing. To reserve your hotel at a discounted conference rate, visit this page.

Travel grants. If you applied for the IOTA travel grant, STOP. If your grant is awarded, it will include free registration. You will receive a response from IOTA Travel Grant Committee by 15 October 2022 and will then be able to register.

Visa requirements. For visa requirements to Greece, visit this page. If you need a visa to Greece, contact Ms. Valila Giannoutaki, [email protected] for a supporting letter of invitation.

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“By registering for the IOTA 2023 Conference in Volos, Greece,

(a) I consent to IOTA taking, using, reproducing, altering, transforming (such as from digital to print), and publicizing any photographs, audio, or video of me or publicity, advertising, promotion (including social media), or other lawful purpose without further consideration, whether such photographs audio, or video are used in whole, in part, or composite with other photographs, audio, or video,

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*All registration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. NO EXCEPTIONS. After your registration payment is processed by PayPal, you will receive two confirmation emails, one from PayPal with the subject line “Your payment has been sent” and the other from Oveit with the subject line “2023 IOTA Conference Registration – Your order confirmation.” If you do not receive these receipts, check your junk or promotions folder.

Registration fees pay for approximately 20% of total conference expenses. IOTA is able to keep its registration fees reasonable owing to the generous support of its hosting organization, Volos Academy for Theological Studies, as well as its major supporters and co-laborers. Early Bird Registration will be available until November 30. On December 1, the Regular Registration fee of $160 will apply. Register early.


Conference participants are invited to reserve tickets for the following two Excursions:

Half-Day Excursion to Makrinitsa, 11 January 2023. Cost: $30 per person. Bus pick up from the Park Hotel Lobby at 9:00 am. The excursion will include a trip to a beautiful village of Markinitsa on Mount Pelion with a tour of a local Byzantine Museum and a stop at a neighborhood café. The bus will return to the Park Hotel at 12:30 pm. 

Full-day Pilgrimage to the Meteora Monasteries, 15 January 2023. Cost: $70 per person. Pickup at the Church of Analipsi (address: Dimarhou Georgiadou 170, Volos 38221) at 10:30 am, after the DIvine Liturgy. The excursion includes a visit to Varlaam Monastery and Megalo Meteoro Monastery. Meals included are a cold sandwich brunch on the bus and a group dinner at a restaurant. The bus commute to and from Meteora is 5 hours (2.5 hours one way). We will return after 21:00. Plan to depart from Volos on 16 January at the earliest. 

Excursion bookings are NON-REFUNDABLE. NO EXCEPTIONS.