3rd  GPS/CSS Workshop

Post-workshop activities


Greece is of course legendary for both natural and historical wonders. And late spring is probably the best time of the year as it is neither cold not hot but very pleasantly warm.

In the Peloponese, and all accessible via some single-day bus excursions, are: Olympia; Mycinea and the ancient theater of Epidaurus; Sparta and the Byzantine monuments of Mistras; the caves of Diros; or some other combination of natural and historical sites.

A day-excursion by a 50-person bus with driver costs around E300 in total. A tourist guide will cost extra (maybe another E50-100?) and needs to be booked in advance. If there is enough interest the LOC can organise one or more such excursions. Even with a minimum of 10 people, the costs will be E30 each for the bus + E5-10 for a guide. And of course it gets cheaper with more people.

The logical date for this appears to be Saturday the 1st of June and tentative arrangements have been made with the bus company for that day. If a guide is not needed then arrangements could be finalised at the last moment i.e. after arrival at the workshop. Arrangements for guides must be made well beforehand.

It is possible that an excursion, most likely to Olympia, maybe organised by the local authorities at no cost to the participants. Discussions on this are continuing.

Suggestions for other excursions or alternative dates are always invited and the LOC will try to help with the organisation.

Post-workshop party in Kerastari

The LOC chair, Tasso Tzioumis, is also hosting a party in the village of Kerastari and at the venue of the workshop. The excuse is his recent 50th birthday, but really it is only an excuse to have a good party with friends and relatives. All workshop participants are invited and a question is asked in the registration form. There are only 2 preconditions:
1. Please let us know if you are staying, to facilitate catering and transport.
2. No birthday presents are allowed!!



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