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 and colloquia, and we hope in the near future to 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


We are pleased to announce the Annual Meeting 2017 of the EBSA.

The director of the School, Professor Jan Driessen, will report on our numerous activities in Greece and Belgium and, above all, on the exciting finds and breakthroughs done at Thorikos, Itanos, and Sissi covering all the periods from the Middle Helladic to Classical Greece.

This report will be followed by a lecture of our guest,


Dr Annie Verbanck-Piérart (Curator of the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, Royal Museum of Mariemont), on the topic:

"Ἀνδρὸς εὔχειρος τέχνη. Attic Potters and Painters at their best : words, pictures, status"


This promises to put in exergue the question of Athenian workshops and the work of the artisans behind some of the most intriguing productions of the Classical Greek polis.

Finally, a reception will be offered by the Embassy of Belgium in Greece & Cyprus in the premises of the Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene (SAIA), Parthenonos 14.
Hope to see you all!


Where: SAIA, Parthenonos 14, 117 42, Athens, Greece
When: Tuesday, May 23rd
Time: 6:00 pm

Numismatic Seminar 8 May 2017


The penultimate numismatic seminar of 2016-2017 is taking place next Monday, May 8th.

Dr Christos Gatzolis and Prof. Selene Psoma will discuss

"Hoards of silver coins from Methone" (Θησαυροί αργυρών νομισμάτων από τη Μεθώνη).

This lecture will offer a methodological approach of newly excavated material from Northern Greece. The conference will be recorded and podcasted later next week on the site of the French School at Athens. For more information, check either the FB page of the EBSA or our site www.ebsa.info

When: Monday, May 8th 2017

Time: 6 pm

Where: French School at Athens, Didotou 6

Activities in Belgium

1st Amphoras in the Phoenician-Punic World Congress. The state of the Art

This is the first circular for an interesting event: the 1st Amphoras in the Phoenician-Punic World Congress. The state of the Art. Follow the link for more information: http://www.appwc.eu/

Conference Fr. Queyrel (EPHE)

The department of Art History and Archaeology of the Greco-Roman World announces the lecture by François Queyrel (EPHE) on the "L'image d'Alexandre le Grand. De la légende à l'histoire".

Where: Université de Liège, Bât. A4, salle du Théâtre universitaire

When: May 2nd, 2016

Time: 6:30 pm