5th IEEE International On-Line Testing Workshop
HOTEL RESERVATIONS: A block of rooms has been reserved at Grecotel Rhodos Imperial, Ixia, Rhodos, Greece. Grecotel Rhodos Imperial-probably the most luxurious hotel on Rhodes, nestles between a beautiful green hillside and the beach of Ixia and just four kilometres from the cosmopolitan city of Rhodos. The high quality interior design features local marble and wooden panelling which gives the impression of elegance
and space. Reservations should be made directly and by June 6th. The reservation request is guaranteed by a two-days advanced payment though credit card or money transfer. July is high season and rooms cannot guaranteed after June 6th.
WORKSHOP LOCATION: Rhodes (Rodos in Greek), the beautiful island of the roses, has a unique physical scenery that does not stop to impress its visitors. Also unique is its climate with more sunbathed days than any other place in Europe. Rhodos can be proud as the region with the cleanest beaches in the European Union. The city of Rhodos combines the cosmopolitan character of a contemporary city with the picturesquenes of the medieval town, which gives the impression of having been untouched by the passage of time. The Street of the Knights with the Palace of the Grand Master you feel that remained unattached by the passage of the 500 years. The island of Rhodos has many important archeological sites, evidence of a history of over three thousand years, including Kamiros, Ialissos and Lindos that united in the 5th century B.C. to found the powerful city-state of Rhodos. Lindos has perfectly preserved its medieval character, with pebble-covered streets and whitewashed houses builted on a slope just over the sea. A series of steps leads to the acient Acropolis with its doric Temple of Athena. You can also visit the Byzantine church covered with eighteenth century frescoes. In the recent years, some 15th-century houses have been declared traditional buildings to be preserved and can be visited.
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TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION: You get to Rhodos from Athens after 45 minutes of flight or after 18 hours by ferry. The international airport "Diagoras" is at 9km of distance from the hotel. There are 4 to 5 regular daily flights to Athens. During the summer there also regular international flights to and from Italy, England and Germany. There is also a big number of chartered flights to and from all around the world. If you arrive in Athens by any other carrier than Olympic Airways (OA), and if you are continuing with a domestic OA flight to Rhodos, you have to transfer from the East to the West Terminal. This transfer can be done by a regular OA bus or a taxi (cost of about US $ 6). If you wish to continue by sea you have to go to Piraeus harbour by taxi (cost of
about US $ 15). You can travel directly to Rhodos or after visiting other Aegean islands.
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SOCIAL EVENT: Panoramic tour of the cosmopolitan and medieval city of Rhodos. Greek BBQ Night with Greek dancing.