ÉCEF11 Social Events and Accompanying persons Program
Monday 23rd May
All participants are invited to participate in this memorable cultural Event which will be held (weather permitting) in the Archaeological Sight of Roman Agora on Monday 23rd May at 21:00. Participants will leave from the Athens Hilton Hotel at 19:30. ICEF11 support staff will accompany them to the metro to Monastiraki station. Roman Agora is a 2 minutes walk from metro station. After the end of cultural event participants can enjoy a drink in Plaka before returning to their accommodation. Plaka is one of the most attractive districts of Athens, under the slopes of the Acropolis.
The Roman Agora located on the north side of the Acropolis, is a main attraction that is found in the general archaeological area of the historical centre of Athens.
Cultural event will comprise two parts. In the first part, a theatrical dance act will be performed based on the myth of Minotaur. In Greek mythology, the Minotaur, as the Greeks imagined him, was a creature with the head of a bull on the body of a man or, "part man and part bull". He dwelt at the centre of the Cretan Labyrinth, which was an elaborate maze-like construction built for King Minos of Crete and designed by the architect Daedalus and his son Icarus who were ordered to build it to hold the Minotaur. The Minotaur was eventually killed by the Athenian hero Theseus. This act will be performed by 8 dancers and is directed by the Official Choreographer of the Lighting Ceremony for the Olympic Games of Beijing, Mrs. Ignatiou.
In the second part of the cultural event, singers will present music composed by the two most significant Greek composers, Theodorakis and Xatzidakis. Manos Hatzidakis was a Greek composer, in 1960 he received an Academy Award for Best Original Song for his Song ‘Never on Sunday’ from the film of the same name. He is widely popular among Greeks and can be credited with the introduction of bouzouki music into mainstream culture. Mikis Theodorakis is one of the most popular Greek songwriters and composers, probably best known for his songs for the films ‘Zorba the Greek’ (1964) and ‘Serpico’ (1973).
Price: included in the registration fee
Departure from Hilton Athens Hotel at 19:30
Link to the REGISTRATION FORM to confirm your participation to the Cultural Event. If you have already registered and paid your fees for the Conference specify “Already Registered” at the Fees box and proceed to register for the Social Event.
OPTIONAL TOUR or CRUISE
Tuesday 24th May
ATHENS WALKING TOUR
The tour will begin from the Athens Hilton Hotel at 15:30. Your guide will accompany you to the metro to the Acropolis station. From there you will enter the famous Plaka district (old town) until you reach the Acropolis where you will begin your ascent while taking in the spectacular views of the city below. Your guide will give you a detailed explanation of the glorious monuments of the Acropolis. Your tour will end at the New Acropolis Museum, (where the masterpieces of the Acropolis are displayed) which is the definite must for everybody visiting the city and the best way to complete the archaeological tour to the Acropolis of Athens (http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/3/eh351.jsp?obj_id=2384).
After the end of the tour participants can enjoy an evening and dine on their own in Plaka. Plaka is one of the most attractive districts of Athens, under the slopes of the Acropolis, where one can find a variety of traditional restaurants.
Inclusions: Local guide, Metro tickets, Entrance fees to the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum
Minimum participation: 25 persons
Departure from Hilton Athens Hotel at 15:30
Link to the REGISTRATION FORM to Register for the Walking Tour. If you have already registered and paid your fees for the Conference specify “Already Registered” at the Fees box and proceed to register for the Social Event.
CRUISE TO THE ISLAND OF AEGINA
Tuesday 24th May
Enjoy a cruise to Aegina (http://www.aegina.com.gr/?lang=en), the biggest island of the Saronic Gulf, with the early 5th century BC Doric Temple of Aphaia Athena and the Cathedral of St. Nektarios.
You will depart from Athens Hilton Hotel by bus to the Zea Marina for your embarkation to the cruise boat. Coffee or coctails will be available during the voyage. At Aegina, wander around the little harbor town with the fish and fruit market and buy delicious pistachio nuts. Then you will sail to the picturesque village of Perdika where you will enjoy a traditional dinner. Arrival at Zea Marina about 22:30.
Minimum participation: 150 persons
Departure from Hilton Athens Hotel at 14:30
Link to the REGISTRATION FORM to Register for the Half Day Cruise. If you have already registered and paid your fees for the Conference specify “Already Registered” at the Fees box and proceed to register for the Social Event.
Wednesday 25th May, 20:30
The Gala Dinner of the Congress will be held on Wednesday 25th May in the restaurant BLE (http://www.theble.gr/pages/index.asp?catID=54&lang=en). The BLE is a fascinating restaurant by the sea in Alimos beach, just a few minutes drive from the heart of Athens. Delegates will have the opportunity to enjoy a memorable event on a beautiful beach of Athens. Busses will depart from Athens Hilton Hotel at 19:45
Departure from Hilton Athens Hotel at 19:45
Link to the REGISTRATION FORM to Register for the Gala Dinner. If you have already registered and paid your fees for the Conference specify “Already Registered” at the Fees box and proceed to register for the Social Event.
Wednesday 25th May, 22:00
The student party will be held on the Gala Dinner night in the Tantra beach bar (http://www.tantrabeach.gr) which is placed on Alimos beach, just a few meters from the Ble restaurant. Student party will start at 22:00, buses will depart from the Athens Hilton Hotel at 21:15. Participants will enjoy a live performance by the music band ‘Imam Baildi’ (http://www.facebook.com/imambaildi?sk=info). Imam Baildi got their name from the popular Southeast Mediterranean dish consisting of aubergine stuffed with onion, garlic, and tomatoes simmered in olive oil. It is a similar fine blend that Lysandros (drums, percussion) and Orestis (DJ, programming) Falireas do, - only in musical terms! On the one hand the unique sound of “rebetiko”, a sort of Greek blues that captivated the country’s music scene from the turn of the century until the early 1950s, and on the other hand a combination of trip-hop, drum & bass and hip-hop influences. Just add an MC, a female voice and a fair bit of Balkan flair to the mix and there you have it… Imam Baildi!
Minimum participation: 200 persons
Departure from Hilton Athens Hotel at 21:15
* In case weather does not permit the beach party, the student party will be held in the same place but in an indoor bar
* Gala dinner participants are welcome to join the Student Party after they dine (free of extra charge)
Link to the REGISTRATION FORM to Register for the Student Party. If you have already registered and paid your fees for the Conference specify “Already Registered” at the Fees box and proceed to register for the Social Event.
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