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Gala dinner

Thursday 23 January (19.30-21:30)

Hilton Hotel, Zirve Restaurant
Address: İsmet Kaptan Mh., Gazi Osman Paşa Blv No: 7, Konak, Turkey
(For directions to the hotel, please see this map)

All participants are invited to the dinner, which takes place at the Zirve Restaurant, in the Hilton Hotel. It will be a seated dinner and traditional Turkish cuisine will be served. Please note that participants and companions (spouse/partner only) must be registered in advance. The name badge issued upon registration is required for admission to the dinner. The dress code is smart casual.

Detailed schedule:

19.00            Pick-up bus from hotels to the Zirve Restaurant
19.30            Dinner
21.30            Pick-up bus from the Zirve Restaurant to the hotels

Optional social programme

Friday 24 January

Dokuz Eylül University is offering to organise a social programme (optional), taking place during and after the workshop. If you or your companion (if applicable) wishes to participate in the excursions to Izmir or to Epheus please find below some useful information. Please note that registration is required.

Detailed schedule:

13.30        Meeting with the tour guide and pick-up bus from the workshop venue to the tourist sites
18.30        Pick-up from tourist sites to the hotels

First optional excursion: Izmir 

  • Izmir Archeology Museum: In the year 2000, the city of Izmir celebrated 5 000 Photo: © Mehlika Sevalyears of continuous settlement. The museum is rich with artifacts from all eras of Izmir whether it was called Smyrna, after an Amazon Queen, or Izmir.
  • Kemer Alti: A walk-through of the historic, traditional, shopping area of Izmir, Kemeralti. Even if most of the shops have lost their cultural charm, it is still a nice experience to walk through the busy streets.
  • The Kizlar Agasi Han: At the end of this walk we will visit the traditional souks. Here you will be able to find traditional handmade crafts.
  • Asansor: Izmir is often referred to as “the pearl necklace of the Aegean”. Asansor, the “Elevator”, which connects the lower part of Karatas neighborhood to the slopes of the city, is an ideal place to have a cup of coffee and enjoy the views of Izmir. The elevator was built by a native Jew, Nesim Levi, in 1907 and the money generated by it was donated to the Jewish Hospital in the neighborhood.

Prices range from US$65 (€48.40) per person to US$150 (€111.70) per person in one vehicle. (Minimum amount of people per group is 2 and maximum is 25 persons.)

Second optional excursion: Ephesus   

Ephesus was initially Greek, and later on Roman. It was the fourth largest city of the Roman Empire, after Rome, Alexandria and Antioch of Cilicia. Today, Ephesus is the largest Roman excavation site in Turkey. The Ephesus archaeological site is in an excellent state of preservation and this along with the visitor-friendly presentation of monuments attracts many tourists to the site. Visiting the ancient ruins of Ephesus is one of the highlights of a trip to Turkey.

Prices range from US$70 (€52.13) per person to US$180 (€134.04) per person. (Minimum amount of people per group is 2 and maximum is 25 persons.)

Both tour prices include:

  • Private transport from Dokuz Eylül University to the sites
  • Excellent private guide that will accompany you throughout the whole tour
  • Private air-conditioned 6/11/16-seated VIP Mercedes van or 42-seated bus 
  • All the entrance fees to the sites for the above mentioned itinerary
  • All the parking fees
  • Bottles of cold water will be available at your vehicle
  • Private transport back to your hotel

For more information about the excursions and registration, please contact Ms. Asli Kumari:  

Photo: © Mehlika Seval

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