Since 1964, Swiss archaeologists have been excavating and studying the remains of the ancient city of Eretria, on the island of Euboea, in cooperation with the Greek archaeological authorities. In 1975, the Swiss Archaeological Mission received the official title of Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece. It is the only permanent Swiss archaeological project outside Switzerland.
Its main goals are to develop the cultural relations between Greece and Switzerland, to promote archaeological and historical projects in Greece, in particular on the site of Eretria, to protect and develop the ancient remains and to encourage the training of young archaeologists. The Swiss School enables numerous professors, scholars and students from Swiss universities to enter into close contact with the historical and archaeological past of Greece, as well as the country’s current realities.