Social Events

Welcome Reception

Location: St. Raphael Resort – Venue
Time: 20:00, April 18, 2016

Welcome Reception is the first social gathering between all conference delegates and it will take place at the Venue Hotel. It will be a relaxing evening during which delegates will have the opportunity to talk to colleagues and peers, while enjoying local drinks and ample canapés.

The Welcome Reception is included in ALL registration fees.

Ticket(s) for accompanying person(s): € 25

Excursion & Conference dinner

Departure time: 15:15, April 19, 2016 (meet at the Lobby of St. Raphael Resort – Venue)
Dinner Location: Ayia Anna Tavern

15:15 Departure from St. Raphael Resort (Venue) – Destination Nicosia

16:15 Visit to the Cyprus Archaeological Museum

The Cyprus Museum is the island’s foremost museum located in Nicosia. The museum was founded in 1888 and houses archaeological treasures of Cyprus with 14 galleries of original art pieces from the Neolithic 9th millennium BC to the Byzantine periods. Highlights include a statue of 'Aphrodite of Soli' which has become the symbol of Cyprus, a collection of gold jewellery, pottery, three limestone lions, two sphinxes from Tamassos necropolis and the remains of the royal tombs of Salamis.

17:30 – 19:30 Guided Tour of Nicosia City

Nicosia (Lefkosia) is the capital and largest city of Cyprus. It lies roughly at the center of the island.

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Nicosia is currently the only divided capital city across the world, with the southern (Greek, under the control of the Republic of Cyprus) and northern (Turkish) portions divided by the "Green Line", a demilitarized zone maintained by the United Nations.

Today, Nicosia blends its brilliant historic past with the bustle of a modern city. The nucleus of the city, enclosed by the Venetian walls, includes plenty of museums, ancient churches and medieval buildings. The part of the city developed outside the walls has become a modern business and cultural centre. The population of the part of Nicosia under the control of the Republic of Cyprus is 350,000 people.

20:00 – 23:00 Conference Dinner – Ayia Anna Tavern

The tavern is located at Ayia Anna village. It serves the traditional Cyprus food (a variety of salads, meat and vegetables dishes, sweets) and its own wine, which is extremely good. Taste everything; it will be an experience worth it!

A Cyprus folk dancing group will make all of us eager to get up and dance endlessly!!!

23:30 Arrive at St. Raphael Resort (Venue)
  • The Conference Dinner is included in the IEEE Member/Non Member Registration fees only. You may buy tickets at the registration/support desk.
  • Ticket: € 40

Optional Excursions

LIMASSOL Town - Half Day Excursion

On: April 17, PM
Participation: € 24

Limassol is the second largest city of the island, with stretches of sandy beaches, beautiful traditional and modern buildings as well as world-class hotels.

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VILLAGE night out

On: April 20
Participation: € 50

Once coming to Cyprus, you cannot miss having a traditional meat ‘meze’ lunch or dinner. Cypriots have gained a great deal of specialization through many long years of experience in the preparation and cooking of different kinds of meat in many different ways.

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On: April 21
Participation: € 48

Nicosia is the capital of Cyprus and a must for every visitor on the island. Our tour will first lead us to the Cyprus Archaeological Museum where a huge collection of important archaeological findings are housed and through which the long cultural and historical heritage of the island is revealed.

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  • Minimum participation for all events: 25 persons
  • Half Day Excursion is inclusive of transfers by luxurious fully air-conditioned coaches, CTO licensed guides, all entrance fees, taxes and VAT(19%).
  • Full Day Excursion is inclusive of transfers by luxurious fully air-conditioned coaches, CTO licensed guides, all entrance fees, lunch with local drinks, taxes and VAT(19%).
  • Village Night Out is inclusive of transfers by luxurious fully air-conditioned coaches, dinner with local drinks, taxes and VAT(19%).