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SOCIAL PROGRAMME

 
       
 

Welcome Reception – 12th September 2013

Restaurant 'Ostrovo' ('Island'), Excursion to St. Naum Monastery and River Drim Springs
   
   
The welcome reception will be organised at the location of St. Naum Monastery, the southern point of the Ohrid Lake, and an authentic historical place with amazing nature. The distance from the Metropol Lake Resort is around 20 km; The served food will be of local specialities, prepared in a traditional old-fashioned way. The participants will be transferred by coach.
   
   

Nearby, on a small picturesque island, just next to the unique springs of the Lake and surrounded by the exceptional nature, is situated restaurant 'Ostrovo' (Island), the place where the Welcome Reception on September 12th, will be organised. The inside and the covered part of the restaurant has a capacity for 200 persons, but during the season (from April till October) the whole island becomes a large summer garden where over 300 guests can enjoy in a beautiful scenery, under the shadows of willows and old oak trees.

   
   

After the welcome drink, at the entrance of the restaurant, an unforgettable cruise by a small oared boat (kajtche) along the wellsprings of the River Crn (Black) Drim and Ohrid Lake will be offered to the guests. The trip of around 700 m in length lasts 25–30 min, and one can watch 30 underwater, 7 main and 15 coastal springs that make a small natural lake, forming the River Drim and flowing into the Ohrid Lake. These biggest visible springs are considered to be “the mother” of Ohrid Lake. The altitude of the springs is 693 m. The deepest point of the water is 3.5 m, but due to the water transparency and unbelievable clearness, the impression is as to be less than 1 m. The average water temperature is between 10–12°C. The springs are housing endemic flora and fauna; unique small water turtles can be seen from June till October.

   
    In the restaurant one can feel the taste of the original Macedonian traditional food, accompanied by marvellous scenery. For the dinner the best known traditionally cooked specialties and the exquisite Macedonian wines will be served.
     
    To bring closer to the conference participants the Macedonian national culture and tradition, a show will be performed during the dinner. The evening of good food and drink will be completed by Macedonian folk dances and music.
   
    The owner of the restaurant is Risteski family. They produce and sell high quality jewellery from the famous Ohrid pearls and silver, and will kindly show you their remarkable products.
   
     
     
  Conference Gala Dinner – By the Pool (Bellevue Hotel) on 13. September 2013
     
   
The Conference Gala Dinner will be organised by the pool of Bellevue hotel. In the case of unpleasant weather conditions, the dinner will be served in the restaurant on the ground floor of the same hotel, or in the nightclub, located in the basement. A gentle musical entertainment will make nice atmosphere during the dinner, while the evening will finish with dancing music.
   
     
     
  Tours (Optional)
     
   

On Friday for the registered accompanying persons a particular program, with visits to the most famous landmarks of Ohrid city, will be organised. The details will be given prior to the conference registration, and at the conference desk.

 

Several optional tours in Ohrid and surroundings will be offered by the Conference Agency on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please note that these tours are subject of registtration and aditional payment to HRG Macedonia. The details of the visits, including the route, service, duration and price, will be announced at HRG web page before the conference ISEF'2013 starts.

       
         
       
       
       
© ISEF 2013, Administrator Goga Cvetkovski