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Social Events Programme

Wednesday, 11th  May, 2005: Reception 
Reception Coctail at the Columbia Beach Resort hotel.

Thursday, 12th May, 2005: Gala Dinner
Gala Dinner at the Columbia Beach Resort hotel.
A Gala Dinner will be held in honour of participants and accompanying persons of the Conference. 

Friday, 13th May, 2005: Guided tour to Omodos
Afternoon guided tour to traditional Omodos Village, followed by dinner in a local tavern. On the road towards the Omodos Village we will visit the Askprokremmos Dam. 

Saturday, 14th May, 2005: Full day guided tour to Paphos
At the town of Paphos we will visit the worldwide famous mosaics at the house of Dionysos, God of wine and fun according to Greek mythology. The Pillars of St. Paul, where Sergios Pavlos, the Roman governor at the time whipped the Apostle. Lunch in a local taverna.


Accompanying persons tours

Accompanying persons will have the chance to visit Cyprus while delegates will be at the conference. We suggest the following tours:  

Thursday, 12th May 2005
Half day tour to Lefkara village and the Neolithic settlement of Khirokitia. Leaving the hotel we will visit the Neolithic settlement of Khirokitia dated back to the 6.800 BC. Then we will head for the picturesque village of Lefkara. Lefkara is known for lace, silversmiths. Its Venetian style of architecture is ideal for a walk through the narrow streets with a visit to the church of Arc. Michael and its murals dated back to the 12th century. Let the locals treat you to traditional sweets and bargain yourself to a lace or a silver gift. On the way back we will stop to have lunch at a local restaurant.



Friday, 13th May 2005
Half day tour to Limassol – Kolossi – Kourion.  Leaving the hotel we will stop for a while at the shopping center in the old part of Limassol city. Then we will visit the castle of Kolossi. Originally constructed in the 13th century, it first served as the Grand Commandery of the Knights Templars, and then as the headquarters of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem. We continue to Curium, an important ancient city kingdom with the magnificent Graeco – Roman theatre. We will stop for lunch at a local restaurant in the area.







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