22-26 May 2017 | Limassol | Cyprus
The Welcome Reception will take place on Monday, May 22, from 19:00 to 20:30 at the Blue Breeze Lounge of Amathus Beach Hotel, offering spectacular sunset views of the hotel’s gardens, private beaches and promenade. Drinks and small snacks will be served.
The Social Event on Wednesday, May 24, will take place at the Kourion Archeological Site followed by a gala dinner at the Evagoras Lanitis Centre - Carob Mill cultural center, which is situated in the Old Town of Limassol. Busses will depart sharply on 15:30 from the Conference Venue. Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended.
Kourion Archaeological Site Tour & Cocktail (15:30 - 19:30)
Driving through the vineyards and citrus plantations of Fasouri we will visit the ancient city of Kourion, an impressive Greco-Roman unspoiled site which includes mosaics and a superb amphitheater. The archaeological remains of Kourion - which was one of the island’s most important city-kingdoms in antiquity - are some of the most impressive on the island, and excavations have unearthed many significant finds, which can be viewed at the site.
The magnificent Greco-Roman theatre – the site’s centerpiece – was built in the 2nd century BC and expanded in the 2nd century AD. The theatre has been restored, and is now used for open-air musical and theatrical performances - mainly during the summer months - making it one of the most popular settings for high-caliber cultural events. East of the theatre are the remains of a prominent building, the ‘House of Eustolios’, which was originally a private villa that was turned into a public recreation centre during the Early Christian period. Along with the House of Eustolios, there are further impressive mosaic floors in the ‘House of Achilles’ and the ‘House of the Gladiators’, with the villas named after the scenes depicted on the mosaics. From this beautiful, unspoiled spot perched high on a cliff, ETS’17 attendees will enjoy the dazzling view of the ruins and the sea below, while enjoying a cocktail and light snacks.
Participants interested in spending some relaxing free time at the nearby Kourion beach have the option to skip the archaeological tour. Afterwards, they will return to Kourion to enjoy the cocktail reception.For more information contact the Registration desk.
Busses will depart sharply on 15:30 from the Conference Venue. Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended.
Gala Dinner at Evagoras Lanitis Centre - Carob Mill (20:00 - 22:30)
The Evagoras Lanitis Centre – Carob Mill is located in the centre of the old Town of Limassol, between the Medieval Castle and the New Limassol Marina. It comprises one third of the Carob Mill, which is one of the largest industrial building in Cyprus. This area of the building was originally used for the storage of Carob products, which were processed through the carob crushers. The milling equipment is situated in the central bay of the building and has been restored as a carob museum.
Dinner will be served in the Carob Mill Richard & Berengaria Ballroom where participants will enjoy a beautiful dinner, with music and dancing, and superb opportunities for networking in a relaxed environment.
The first bus will depart at 22:30. Later departure will be available.
Limassol Old Town
Limassol has a bustling and vibrant historical centre, located around its medieval Limassol Castle and the Old Port. The medieval castle is one of the ten castles of Cyprus and it was the site of the royal wedding in the Middle Ages between Richard the Lionheart and Berengaria of Navarre. It was built by the Byzantines around 1000 AD and it now serves as a medieval museum. The museum collection covers the era of 400 – 1870 AD. Nearby is the new Limassol Marina, which offers a variety of options for dining and after-hours entertainment.