Med-Hoc-Net 2012
11th Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop

Ayia Napa, Cyprus
19 - 22 June 2012

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Welcome to Med-Hoc-Net 2012!

Conference Venue

Conference Hotel
The conference will be held at the Grecian Bay Hotel at Agia Napa.
 

In addition to registering to attend the conference, we recomend to also to reserve a hotel room at the Grecian Bay Hotel, where the conference will be held. The following table shows the special rates given for the conference attendants. All rates are in Euros (€).

    Grecian Bay
Rate for twin/double room* (for two persons) €170/Room (Bed & Breakfast)
Rate for single room*(for one person) €120/Room (Bed & Breakfast)

For reservations email reservations@grecian.com.cy with the reference: Med-Hoc-Net 2012 Conference Group in order to receive the agreed prices


* Rooms provided will be allocated according to availability and on a first-come-first-served basis.

 
Place of Conference

The island of Cyprus is well known for the hospitality of its people and it good weather. The sun shines nearly every day of the year and at the heart of winter temperatures are generally mild, between 10-20 degrees Celsius. Cyprus has a long and very rich history stemming over more than 9000 years. Today, history and modern society are comfortably intertwined on the island with world-class resorts within walking distance of well-preserved Greek and Roman archeological sites and other antiquities.

Agia Napa is situated in the middle of the beautiful southeastern coastline of Cyprus. All beaches in Agia Napa have been awarded the EU blue flag for their level of cleanliness and facilities offered. Many visitors enjoy swimming in these beaches even during the wintertime. Ayia Napa has changed its image somewhat over the years, from a fishing village to a clubbers' paradise and now has found its place as a multi - cultural town. Cape Greco is a 10 minute drive from the center of Ayia Napa, and is considered one of the most beautiful places on the island offering site seeing, cliff jumping and a variety of other activities.

Agia Napa is 30 minutes drive from the island's main international airport at Larnaca. This airport is well connected with most major cities in Europe via scheduled and chartered flights.

About Cyprus and Ayia Napa

The very name Cyprus, it has been said, shimmers with an ages-old mystique. Today, history and hedonism are comfortably intertwined on the island. Ravishing five-star resorts within walking distance of well-preserved Greek and Roman ruins offer every amenity the modern traveller has come to expect and more, from knock-out pools, gardens and beachfronts to state of the art thalassotherapy health spas. One of the most impressive archaeological sites, the ancient city kingdom of Kourion, overlooks a magnificent stretch of beaches with a sparkling blue sea beyond. Along the island's sun-kissed coastline, from Agia Napa in the east to Pafos in the west, world-class beach resorts alternate with settings untouched since antiquity.

Agia Napa attracts a large number of tourists and features a number of sandy beaches, on which watersports such as water-skiing, windsurfing, canoeing, scuba diving and speed boating are popular. The Cyprus Tourism Organization supervises the beaches and is responsible for protecting the interests of all tourists. All beaches in Agia Napa have been awarded with the EU blue flag for their level of cleanliness and facilities offered. The most popular of these beaches is Nissi beach, which is visited mainly by clubbers and young people at summer and gets very busy. Another of the beaches is the Harbour Beach (also known as Limanaki (CTID) or Pantahou beach), which is one of the longest beaches of Cyprus, and the longest beach in Ayia Napa. Harbour Beach caters more for families and is a more relaxing beach. The New Golden Bay, or Lanta / Landa beach as it is known to the locals, is a less busy beach with a number of activities available. Several hotels and apartments are situated on Nissi Road, including Nissi Beach Hotel, Kaos Hotel Apts and others).

The Square, central to the town, is filled with restaurants, night clubs and shops, such as The Napa Castle Bar & Restaurant, The Castle Club, Black & White Club , Starskys , Club Ice, Play, Carwash & Bars such as Guru Bar, Pepper, Senior Frogs, Pirates, Sky Bar, Titanic, Hollywood, Bedrock Inn to name but a few. It is by many seen as the focal point of the Agia Napa night-life.

Ayia Napa has changed its image somewhat over the years, from a fishing village to a clubbers' paradise and now has found its place as a multi - cultural town predominantly playing House, Electro, Tech, R&B, Garage & 70's & 80's, catering for all. Various acts visiting the island include DJ Luck & MC Neat, Armand Van Helden and Boy Better Know amongst others. Ayia Napa is also a very popular summer destination for various footballers, past visitors including Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, Sol Campbell, Andy Cole and many more. Cape Greco is a 10 minute drive from the center of Ayia Napa, and is considered one of the most beautiful places on the island offering site seeing, cliff jumping and a variety of other activities.

In Cape Greco lives the reputed Ayia Napa Sea Monster which is meant to resemble a cross between a porpoise and dragon. It has only been spotted and photographed a dozen or so times and is thought to be a direct descendent from pre-historic times.

Restaurants
Top hotels offer a good variety of both local and international food at competitive prices; large buffets are especially popular. Meals in local restaurants or tavernas usually start with mezes (appetizers), followed by kebabs, dolmas, stews, fresh fish, and lamb dishes. Meals end with fruit or honey pastries and Greek coffee. By law, all establishments must display a menu with government-approved prices, which include the 10% service charge and 8% value-added tax. Food is relatively cheap and the quality is good.
Cyprus - Museums/Galleries

Archbishop Makarios III Cultural Foundation Archbishop Kyprianou Sq., Nicosia, tel. 22430008
Housed in a wing of the archiepiscopal palace built in 1960 in neo-Byzantine style, the Cultural Foundation consists of the Byzantine Art Museum, home to a fine display of icons spanning 1,000 years, and the Greek War of Independence Gallery, which features a collection of maps, paintings, and mementos of 1821. Weekdays 9-4:30, Sat. 8-noon.

Byzantine Museum 7 Andreas Ioannou St., Paphos, tel. 26231392
This museum houses notable 6th-century mosaics and icons. Oct.-May, weekdays 9-5, Sat. 9-2; June-Sept.,weekdays 9-7, Sat. 9-2.
Cyprus Folk Art Museum Archbishop Kyprianou Sq., Nicosia, tel. 02432578
Housed in the 14th-century part of the archiepiscopal palace, this museum has demonstrations of ancient weaving techniques and displays of ceramics and olive and wine presses. Weekdays 9-5, Sat. 10-1.
Cyprus Museum Museum St., Nicosia, tel. 22865864
Located outside the city walls near the western Paphos Gate, the Cyprus Museum has archaeological displays ranging from neolithic to Roman times. This stop is essential to an understanding of the island's ancient sites. Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-1.
Phikardou Machairas Alicosia Rd., Phikardou, tel. 22337715
In this museum village south of Nicosia, many rural houses have remarkable woodwork; they also contain household furnishings used a century ago. Official tour guides are available in the village. Hours vary.
Laiki Yitonia
The Greek sector at the southern edge of the Old City is an area of winding alleys and traditional architecture undergoing renovation.
Among the city's most important sites is the Archbishopric, which houses several museums. Tavernas, cafes, and crafts workshops line the shaded, cobbled streets. To the west is Ledra Street, where modern shops alternate with yet more crafts shops.
Head north to visit the tiny Greek Orthodox Tripiotis church (Solonos 47-49), which dates from 1690 and is decorated with ornate, carved golden iconostasis (shrines) and silver-covered icons.

Archaeological Sites
Birthplace of Aphrodite
Petra tou Romiou, the legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess of love and beauty, is just off the main road between Limassol and Petra. Signs in Greek and English identify the offshore rock viewed from the shoreline.
Kition Kyman St., Larnaca
The old Larnaca of biblical times, Kition was one of the most important ancient city-kingdoms. Architectural remains of temples date from the 13th century BC. Weekdays 9-2:30.
Tombs of the Kings Kato Paphos, Paphos, tel. 26240295
This early necropolis dates from 300 BC. The coffin niches are empty, but a powerful sense of mystery remains. June-Sept., daily 8:30-7:30; Oct.-May, daily 8-5.
Roman Mosaics Kato Paphos, Paphos, tel. 26240217
Don't miss the elaborate mosaics in the Roman Villa of Theseus, the House of Dionysos, and the House of Aion. The town bus stops nearby. June-Sept., daily 7:30-7:30; Oct.-May, daily 8-5.
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