A number of exciting social activities and events are planned for TOURMAN 2018 Conference, including optional excursions and sightseeing; detailed information will be provided soon…
In the meanwhile, please see bellow two social activities that are included in the conference package for all registered delegates:
Welcome Reception (25th October 2018):
The Welcome Reception will take place at an extraordinary location, officially inscribed by UNESCO as a “World Heritage Site”, for which a special permission has been obtained from the Archaeological Authorities: the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes (also known as the Knights Hospitaller or as the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem). Located at the end of the Street of the Knights, at the highest point of the Rhodes medieval city, the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes is a 14th-century castle standing on the site of a 7th-century Byzantine fortress. It is a square building designed around a large courtyard with impressive towers, massive walls, and elaborate decorative elements, and it is an exceptional example of Gothic architecture in Greece. The Ottomans, who captured Rhodes in the 16th century, used the castle as a fortress and a command center. At the beginning of the 20th century, during the Italian occupation of the Dodecanese Islands, the palace saw extensive restoration work. Between 1937 and 1940, the Italian architect Vittorio Mesturino rebuilt it to become a holiday residence for King Victor Emmanuel III, and later for the dictator Benito Mussolini. Since 1950, the palace is a museum and it has been inscribed by UNESCO as a “World Heritage Site” of outstanding universal value.
Gala Dinner (27th October 2018):
The Gala Dinner will take place at Kallithea Springs (or Terme Calitea). Built on a picturesque anchorage surrounded by stunning gardens and decorated with pebble mosaics, the monument was designed in 1930 by the Italian architect Pietro Lombardi who skilfully created an environment of unsurpassed beauty. The unique architecture of the Kallithea Springs complex and the grandeur of the space, with the pebble stone mosaics, the Rotonta Hall, the terrace, the impressive patio and the staircases at the entrance create a nostalgic cinematic backdrop. In fact, the picturesque monument has attracted even the attention of Hollywood with several international and Greek movies being filmed in Kallithea. Known since antiquity for their therapeutic properties, the thermal Springs of Kallithea were utilized by the Italians, in the early 20th century. The initial premises were inaugurated on July 1st, 1929 and remained in operation until 1967, being very popular and attracting visitors from all over the world. The complex designs were considered internationally among the best architectural compositions of that era. Kallithea Springs are located at a picturesque bay with crystal clear waters, impressive seabed and palm trees, where world-famous cultural and artistic events, festivals, concerts and exhibitions take place all year round. During the sixties, milestone movies by renowned international filmmakers, such as “The Guns of Navarone” and “Zorba the Greek” were filmed at Kallithea Springs!