Conference Social Events

Date: Monday, 5 June
Time: 19:30- 22:00
Location:             Rodos Palace Luxury Convention Resort,
Outdoor Pools

Indulge in a delightful experience of savoring exquisite finger food Dodecanese delicacies while seizing the moment. Embrace the chance to forge new friendships, reconnect with familiar faces, and immerse yourself in the enchanting rhythm of DJ music. Don’t let this opportunity slip away!

Date: Tuesday, 6 June
Time: 08:15-09:45
Location:             Rodos Palace Luxury Convention Resort,
Jupiter Ballroom
Date: Wednesday, 7 June
Time: 19:30- 00:00
Location:             Rodos Palace Luxury Convention Resort

The ICASSP 2023 conference banquet will take place at the luxurious Rodos Palace hotel, where guests will be treated to an exquisite haute cuisine seated fish menu. While indulging in delicious culinary delights, attendees will have the opportunity to catch up with old friends, make new acquaintances, and enjoy the lively atmosphere. The party will continue with a vibrant mix of Greek and International music, providing the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable evening of networking and celebration. So, get ready to indulge your senses and let the festivities begin!




Date: Sunday, 4 June
Time: 18:00- 20:30
Location:             Rhodes Old Town,
Harbor Area
Shuttle Buses Check here

If you are familiar with the history of ancient Greece, you surely know about the Persian wars and Athens’ first significant victory against the Persian army in the Battle of Marathon, which took place in August or September, 490 BC. Legend has it that following this victory, a Greek messenger ran from the battlefield at Marathon to Athens in order to relay news of the victory and inform Athenians about an upcoming Persian counter-attack.He ran the entire distance of about 40km without stopping and burst into the assembly, exclaiming νενικήκαμεν (“nenikekamen”, “we have wοn”), before collapsing and dying.

This event gave birth to the term “Marathon” and every year, an event is organized where volunteers follow the same route as the messenger.

Experience the remarkable spirit of the ancient Greeks through a recreation of their unparalleled display of determination and nobility. Join us in the breathtaking setting of the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes’ moat for a mini marathon covering approximately 5 km. Take part in this unforgettable event that honors the legacy of the messenger who once covered a much longer distance to deliver the news of Athens’ victory.

Date: Tuesday, 6 June
Time: 19:30- 23:00
Location:             Rhodes Harbor Area
Shuttle Buses Check here

The Southern Aegean Region welcomes the ICASSP participants by organizing a traditional open-air party with music, dancing and local food delicacies tasting.
Discover the joyous spirit of Greece and immerse yourself in the country’s vibrant culture at a traditional Greek fair! Celebrating any and every occasion with enthusiasm, these fairs are an amazing way to experience Greek music, dance, and mouth-watering cuisine.

Don’t miss out on this magical experience, as the picturesque island of Rhodes hosts an open-air fair on June 6th, 2023, starting at 7:30 pm.

Everyone is invited to join in the fun and create unforgettable memories!

Make your own way to the fair and enjoy all the festivities. For the attendees located at Rodos Palace, we can offer shuttle buses. There will be four batches of buses departing, so simply select your preferred batch when filling out your registration form.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Date: Friday, 9 June

Time: 21:00- 00:00

Date: Friday, 9 June
Time: 21:00- 00:00
Location:             Rhodes Old Town,
Town Hall Courtyard
Shuttle Buses Check here

The “Mikis Theodorakis” Orchestra and the Marios Tokas Foundation collaborate and present for the first time a unique musical coexistence! Mikis Theodorakis and Marios Tokas, two beloved composers of Greece and Cyprus, come together in a musical encounter “Ιn the neighborhood of angels,” marking two years since the passing of Mikis Theodorakis and 15 years since Marios Tokas. The Folk Orchestra “Mikis Theodorakis,” with its exceptional musicians and featuring bouzouki soloist Manolis Karantinis, along with Glykeria, Giota Negka, Angelos Theodorakis, Kostas Makedonas, and Kostas Triantafyllidis, will gift us unforgettable performances of the iconic songs of Mikis Theodorakis and Marios Tokas in a special musical fusion.

Sunday: 16:00-18:00

Tuesday: 16:00-18:00

Thursday: 16:00-18:00

All dancing lesson sessions have a limited capacity of 25 participants per session.
Dancing lessons are for free but all who wish to participate should register at the Information Desk at least one day prior to the session

Learn the steps and motions that have been handed down through the decades as our skilled instructor Mr. Manolis Zervos guides you through the vivid and rhythmic world of Greek folk dances. You will get the opportunity to learn about and embrace the rich cultural history of Greece, from the enthusiastic and energizing “syrtos” to the beautiful and elegant “hasapiko’.


Immerse yourself in the spirited music and learn the significance behind the intricate footwork, hand gestures, and synchronized formations. No prior dance experience is required to participate. Whether you’re a beginner or have a dance background, our friendly instructor will make sure everyone is at ease and engaged. Prepare to connect with other participants as you form dancing circles and enjoy the thrill of group movement.

Meet the instructor


My name is Manolis Zervos. I was born in Rhodes which till this day I still participate in the community of the traditional dances of Greece. In the lessons which you will take part of, I will teach traditional dances of Greece/Rhodes and neoclassical dances like ‘Sirtaki’ and ‘Zorba’. It will be my pleasure to take part in this amazing experience and discover new information and make some amazing friendships through these lessons.

Wednesday: 16:00-18:00

Friday: 16:00-18:00

All cooking lesson sessions have a limited capacity of 25 participants per session.
Cooking lessons are for free but all who wish to participate should register at the Information Desk at least one day prior to the session

Unlock the secrets of Greek cuisine with our exciting cooking lessons at the upcoming conference! Join us on a gastronomic trip where you will learn from our skilled chef Nikos Christoforou how to prepare and enjoy genuine Greek delicacies.

Our cooking lessons cater to all skill levels, from novice cooks to seasoned food enthusiasts. Whether you’re looking to expand your culinary repertoire or simply enjoy a fun and interactive cooking experience, these sessions are designed to be informative, engaging, and above all, delicious.

Discover the art of balancing flavors, the importance of seasonal ingredients, and the cultural significance behind each dish.

The Chefs Club of Dodecanese and Cyclades was founded in 2000 with headquarters in Rhodes with the aim of uniting professionals in the sector and developing friendship and cooperation between them and with other Clubs in Greece and abroad.

The distinction of the South Aegean as “Gastronomic Region of Europe 2019” with the Dodecanese and Cyclades Chefs Club as pioneers is yet another proof of its uniqueness, yet another strong challenge for the visitor to get to know our islands through their cuisine.

The exchange of knowledge, experiences, information, for the improvement of services in the field of tourism through the training and information of the members. The preservation and development of our culinary heritage and Greek products. The club carries out actions (conferences, seminars, competitions, educational trips, etc.) to fulfill its goals and cooperates with local bodies, tourism schools, professionals, respectfully placing another stone of culture.

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