Social Events and Tours





Welcome Reception

Sunday, September 23, 2007

20:00 - 22:00

Free for registered delegates and registered accompanying persons


The opening social event of the Congress is the Welcome Reception and it will take place in a relaxed atmosphere where Conference participants will have the opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones. The welcome reception will be held between 19.00 - 20.30 in Apollonia Beach Hotel (Veranda Area).


Half Day Tour with Cyprus Night

Kourion, Anogyra and dinner at Oleastro (Olive Park)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

15:30 - 00:00

Free for registered delegates and registered accompanying persons

Cost for non registered participants: CyP 35.00


Successor to two city-kingdoms, Lemesos (Limassol) is proud of its archaeological sites and mediaeval castles and its merry festivals of Carnival, Wine and Dancing. Here, we visit an important ancient city-kingdom, Kourion and one of the most spectacular archaeological sites on the island. We visit the magnificent Graeco-Roman Theater, which originally built in the 2nd century BC and is now fully restored and used for musical and theatrical performances. We then visit the House of Eustolios, originally a private Roman villa, which became a public recreation centre during the Early Christian period. It consists of a complex of baths and a number of rooms with beautiful 5th century AC mosaic floors.


Continue to Anogyra village to visit the Oleastro, which consists of and Olive Oil Park and an olive oil museum featuring olive oil extraction methods of the past (millstone, olive press) and various items related to the storage and uses of the olive oil as well as its history, an olive store specializing in olive products, a visitors' centre, a state-of-the-art ecological olive mill, bottling, and storing facilities. We will have the opportunity to compare the extraction methods of the past to the modern process of the ecological olive mill.  At the restaurant of the park we will enjoy a dinner consisting of a number of traditional dishes and desert.


The Cyprus Night is THE social event of the Conference!  Cypriots really enjoy sharing a delicious traditional Mezé meal with friends to be followed with traditional music and dancing, so our Cyprus Night promises warm Cyprus hospitality and much more! Mezé, meaning 'little bites' is a real feast to enjoy at a leisurely pace! It consists of a number of savoury dips, crusty village bread and an array of seasonal dishes. The perfect accompanying drink is local wine and the toast made with your glass raised high is 'Stini Yamass' - 'Your good health'.


Full Day Lefkosia  and Lefkara Excursion

Wednesday, September 26 2007

10:00 - 18:00

Free for registered accompanying persons

Cost for others: CyP 40.00


Drive to Lefkosia, the Capital of the island since the 11th century AD. Here, we visit the Archaeological Museum housing a priceless and fascinating collection of Cypriot antiquities and treasures from the Neolithic age to the early Byzantine period. The heart of the city is enclosed by wall, built by the Venetians in the 16th century. A part of this wall as well as the Liberty Monument will be seen on our way to the Cathedral of St. John, which was built in 1662 and it is fully decorated with wall paintings.   The lunch will be offered at Laiki Yitonia, a restored 19th century quarter, with charming winding alleys, traditional houses, shops, restaurants and galleries. On our return journey, we will visit the picturesque village of Lefkara, well known for its handmade laces and embroideries.

Lunch and one drink is included.

Important Note:

Rates for Full day Excursion to Lefkosia and Lefkara are based on a minimum participation of 12 participants. The Organisers reserves the right to cancel the Excursion if the number of participants should be too small. Full refund is then made. Please note that registration to the various tours and events will be confirmed upon payment on a "first-come-first-served" basis.

Tour and excursion are inclusive of all entrance fees, taxes, pick up / drop off in Apollonia Beach Hotel by fully insured air-conditioned coaches, escorted by professional licensed English speaking guides.