IAFA Super Cup 2013/Greece
International Amateur Football Association is organizing its 2nd International Amateur football tournament in Greece from 2nd of June until 9th of June, 2013.
We are glad to offer you the following:
- We are glad to offer you the following:
- Exclusive entertainment program prepared by IAFA
- Accommodation in a comfortable hotel Sithonia Thalasso & Spa Hotel 5* (UAI)
- Exciting various excursions to the most beautiful and historic sites in Greece (Athens, Thessaloniki, Ariadaeus, village of Kalambaka, Meteora, Mount Olympus, Dion) *
- IAFA Super Cup 2013 tournament
- Table Tennis tournament
- Beach-volleyball tournament
Hurry up and apply now! Applications will be accepted until 5th of May, 2013!
Tournament schedule of
IAFA Super Cup 2013
2nd of June
Teams arrive to the International Airport "Macedonia" of Thessaloniki. Transfer to the hotel Sithonia Thalasso & Spa Hotel 5 * (1.5 hours on the road, 109 km) follow by check-in at the hotel. In case of early arrival there is a possibility directly from the airport to drive for a short sightseeing trip to the city of Thessaloniki *
You will be given the opportunity to walk in the historic city centre of Thessaloniki, enjoy the view from the heights of the ancient Acropolis, visit the temple of Dmitry Salunskoy, see the monuments of Roman and Turkish era, drink some coffee right on the coast of Thermal Bay very close to the White Tower, the most recognizable symbol of the city. Founded in 315 BC by Cassander of Macedon, Thessaloniki's history spans some 2,300 years. An important metropolis by the Roman period, Thessaloniki was the second largest and wealthiest city of the Byzantine Empire. Thessaloniki is home to numerous notable Byzantine monuments, including the Paleochristian and Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as several Roman, Ottoman and Sephardic Jewish structures.
3rd of June
Enjoy your first day in Porto Carras. Grand opening and official draw of IAFA Super Cup 2013 follow by the opening show and party for all the players and supporters.
4th of June
The first stage of the tournament will open with the games in groups. All the matches will be played on the football pitch just in front of the hotel in the morning hours just before the lunch. Afternoons in Greece in this time of year are very hot. After dinner you can relax in one of hotel's swimming pools or go to the seaside. There are also possible some excursion options - Meteora, Kastoria and the trip to the famous Petralona cave (distance, 60 km). The Petralona cave is located in Chalkidiki (Greece), 1 km away to the east of the eponymous village, about 35 km S-E of Thessaloniki and on the west side of Mount Katsika. Often designated as the "Petralona skull", Archanthropus europaeus petraloniensis, oldest European hominid, was found there. The cave was accidentally discovered in 1959 by Fillipos Chatzaridis, a local shepherd looking for a spring. The Petralona skull, about 700,000 years old, was found there in 1960 by Chistos Sarrigiannidis, another local. Further research in the cave has yielded 4 isolated teeth, then two pre-human skeletons dated about 800,000 years, a great number of fossils of various species and what is considered as the oldest traces of fire known to this day.
5th of June
DAY TWO of IAFA Super Cup 2013 tournament. After dinner a chance for another excursion.
6th of June
DAY THREE of IAFA Super Cup 2013 tournament. The decisive matches in preliminary groups, beginning of knock-out stage.
Excursions to the Mount Olympus and the ancient Macedonian city – Dion. Dion is a village and a former municipality in the Pieria regional unit, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform, it is part of the municipality Dio-Olympos, of which it is a municipal unit. It is best known for its archaeological site and the Archaeological Museum of Dion. Zeus was honoured at the ancient city of Dion located at the foot of Mount Olympus. The first mention of Dion in history comes from Thucydides, who reports that it was the first city reached by the Spartan general Brasidas after crossing from Thessaly into Macedon on his way through the realm of his ally Perdiccas II during his expedition against the Athenian colonies of Thrace in 424 BC. According to Diodorus Siculus, it was Archelaus I who, at the end of the 5th century BC, gave the city and its sanctuary their subsequent importance by instituting a nine-day festival that included athletic and dramatic competitions in honour of Zeus and the Muses.
The modern village at the site was called Malathria until 1961, when it was renamed to Dio.
7th of June
DAY FOUR of IAFA Super Cup 2013. Play-offs and FINALS. Impressive closing ceremony in the evening and big party throughout the night.
8th of June
All day long recovering at the hotel.
Possibility of a day trip to Thessaloniki or to the capital of Greece - the city of Athens (the distance from the hotel to Athens - 650 km) as well as a chance to visit the Meteora.
The Meteora (Greek: Μετέωρα, lit. "middle of the sky", "suspended in the air" or "in the heavens above" — etymologically related to "Meteorite") is one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos. The six monasteries are built on natural sandstone rock pillars, at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountains, in central Greece. The nearest town is Kalambaka. The Meteora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List under criteria I, II, IV, V and VII. After excursion you will have a lunch in the spectacular tavern in village of Kalambaka.
9th of June
Transfers to the airport and flying home.
SITHONIA THALASSO & SPA HOTELl
Located on the sandy beach of Chalkidiki, Porto Carras Sithonia offers 5-star accommodation surrounded by landscaped gardens. It features a private marina, a casino and a spa centre.
Porto Carras Sithonia rooms are luxuriously decorated with elegant furnishings and marbled bathrooms. Their balconies boast views of Toroneos Bay or the complex's golf course. They are all equipped with satellite TV, air conditioning and hairdryer.
The hotel's state-of-the-art spa offers exclusive thalassotherapy treatments and includes a hamam, sauna, indoor pool, hair salon and fitness room. Other leisure facilities include a football field and basketball court, as well as an 18-hole golf course.
Porto Carras Sithonia features 3 restaurants serving Mediterranean and ethnic cuisine. 5 bars, at the pool, the beach, the lagoons and the casino of Sithonia, serve refreshing cocktails and wine from the hotel's own vineyards.
Special children's activities are organised by an animation team, while there is also an on-site riding school offering horse riding lessons.
Neos Marmaras is just 1.5 km away. Free private on-site parking is possible and Internet access is available throughout the hotel.
Hotel Rooms: 477
Breakfast (07.30-10.30), lunch (12.30-14.30) and dinner (19.00-21.00) will be served in the main restaurant. Dinner can also be served in the buffet restaurant (Greek cuisine).
Wine, beer and soft drinks included.
Dinner once in a week at the restaurant Zefyros.
(2 times a week, accompanied by live music)
or in Greek tavern Ambelos (Greek night)
Afternoon tea, coffee, cakes, ice cream (15.30-17.30)
Evening snacks (23.30-24.00)
Drinks, local and foreign production (excluding champagne) at the pool bar (10:00-18:00 in summer) and in the lobby bar (11.00-01.00)
Mini-bar restocked daily with the local wine, beer, spirits and snacks