Department of Geography - Climatology

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    History of the Department of Geography and Climatology

    The science of Geology, in its broadest sense, includes various sectors such as Mineralogy, Petrology, Lithology, Dynamic Tectonic Geology, Applied Geology, Historical Geology, Stratigraphy, Palaeontology, Seismology, Geophysics, Geothermics, Geography, Climatology, etc.

    References to various geological phenomena associated with transformations of the Earth’s solid crust, can be found in ancient Greek mythology (Titans, Tithys, Enceladus, etc.). Aristotle deals with the celestial sphere in his work «On Sky» and the geosphere in «Meteorologica». Meteorology includes all non-biological phenomena that characterise the region between the Earth and the Moon’s visible side, in other words, it covers the subject of current environmental sciences. Accordingly, «Meteorologica» covers geology and oceanography together with atmospheric sciences.

    Later for prolonged periods of humanity’s history, the study of geological phenomena experienced an unprecedented decline while there was a general depreciation of sciences that dealt with the world’s origin and the evolution of life. In Greece systematic geological investigations are apparent from the early 20th century and for many years (until the 1940s) geological surveys are carried out by geologists with a degree in Physics. Founded in 1938 the Natural Section combines the specialisations of Biology and Geology and only in 1970 did the Natural Department split into distinct departments of Biology and Geology.

    Given the rapid evolution and diversification of the fields of geosciences from the decade of 1980 onwards, the Department of Geology during the academic year 2002-2003, presented a suggestion to the Ministry of Education to reform the undergraduate program. Since the academic year 2004-2005 it has been renamed to the Department of Geology and Geoenvironment to reflect the new curriculum content. The implementation of the new curriculum is occurring gradually with new students which the Department welcomed at the university in the beginning of the academic year of 2003-2004.


    Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses

    Undergraduate Studies Guide of the Departmen

    Table of Compulsory Modules(English version)   Download in DOC formatDownload in PDF format

    Table of Compulsory Modules as of 2011-2012 (English version)   Download in DOC formatDownload in PDF format

    Postgraduate Studies Guide of the Department

    Postgraduate Courses Program (English version)   Download in DOC formatDownload in PDF format


    Official Bank Holidays of Winter and Summer Semesters of Academic Year 2012-2013 (Senate decision 26-6-2012)

    September Examinations Period

    September Examinations Period 2011-2012

    from Monday 3 September 2012
    till and including Friday 21 September 2012

    Winter Semester

    a) Commencement of courses after the end of
    the September examinations period.

    b) Teaching Period

    from Monday 24 September 2012
    till Wednesday 9 January 2012

    c) Examinations Period

    from Wednesday 16 January 2012
    till Thursday 7 February 2013

    d) Bank Holidays

    – National Bank Holiday:

    Sunday 28 October 2012

    – Polytechnio:

    Saturday 17 November 2012

    – Christmas and New Year's Holidays

    from Monday 24 December 2012
    till Friday 4 January 2013

    – University Bank Holiday of the Three Apostles:

    Monday 30 January 2013

    Spring Semester

    a) Teaching Period

    from Monday 18 February 2013
    till Friday 7 June 2013

    b) Examinations Period

    from Monday 17 June 2012
    till and including Tuesday 9 July 2013

    c) Bank Holidays

    – Green/Clean Monday:

    Monday 18 March 2013

    – National Bank Holiday:

    Monday 25 March 2013

    – Easter Vacation:

    from Monday 29 April 2013
    till Friday 10 May 2013

    – Labour Day:

    Wednesday 1 May 2013

    – Whit Monday:

    Monday 24 June 2013

    d) The official holiday set for the NOPE
    (Law, Economics & Political Sciences) School
    is Thursday 21st February, commemoration
    day of the uprising of the Law School's students.

    e) Courses will not run on the day of
    student elections as well as the following day.

    September Examinations Period

    September Examinations Period

    from Monday 2 September 2013
    till and including Friday 20 September 2013

  • NEWS

    News and Announcements of the Department

    • The website of the Department of Geography - Climatology was migrated and updated to a new interactive platform on August 19, 2012

      Τhe Department of Geography - Climatology in collaboration with the
      Hellenic Geomorphological Society are organising a scientific field trip
      along Iridanos stream of Hymittos in the area of Kaisariani Monastery on,

      Sunday 24 June 2012, Time 09:00 AM

    • Starting point: from the Cantine of "Kalopoula"
    • Length of course: 2,4 km
    • Altitude difference: 385 --> 200
    • Duration: Approx. 3 hours with several stops
    • Topics agenda:
      1. Lithology and tectonics of the Hymittos area
      2. Fluvial terraces
      3. Thalweg
      4. Annual and flood channel, knickpoints
      5. Paleogeographic evolution of the area
    • Gear: Participating individuals are requested to be equipped with an electric torch.
    • For participation, please contact
    • 210 727 41 44, contact hours: 09:00 - 13:00 (Mon. through Fri.) or the Departmental Secretary

List of Laboratories

Name of Laboratory


Laboratory of Physical Geography

Professor Serafim Poulos

Laboratory of Climatology

Professor Panagiotis Nastos