Rhodes with unique proposal for the European Club Cup 2012

5 star conditions for a top chess event

Just a few days before the start of the 2010 European Club Cup, a unique proposal for the European Club Cup 2012 is coming from Rhodes, Greece. Rhodes is one of most
prestigious destinations in Europe. The tournament hotels are offering spacious tournament halls and the
highest quality services. Rhodes Airport is only 15 min away from the tournament hotels, connected
internationally with more than 100 destinations.

The venue proposed by the organizers is the
largest convention hotel in Greece and one of the largest in Europe with a total conference
capacity of 8.000 delegates in a total of 100 meeting rooms. It is connected with direct flights from 20 European countries via 80 airlines and 100 destinations. The transfer ones go through the Athens International Airport, which sends to Rhodes 20 flights daily, thus making the maximum travelflight time to Rhodes 4 hours.


Rhodes island is one of the largest and most fertile of the Greek Islands, and because of its unique mix of
beaches, archaeological sites, and extensive medieval town, it is also one of the most visited. The climate
is particularly good, with the weather typically sunny and mild. The island of Rhodes is located at the
crossroads of two major sea routes of the Mediterranean between the Aegean Sea and the coast of the
Middle East, as well as Cyprus and Egypt. The meeting point of three continents, it has known many
civilizations. Rhodes is the largest island in the Dodecanese. Its capital city, located at its northern tip, is
also the capital of the Prefecture, with the medieval town in its centre. In 1988, the medieval town was
designated as a World Heritage City. The medieval town of Rhodes is the result of different architectures
belonging to various historic eras, predominantly those of the Knights of St. John. Throughout its long
history the different people who settled on Rhodes left their mark in all aspects of the island’s culture: art,
language and architecture. The island’s strategic position brought it great wealth and made the city of
Rhodes one of the leading cities of the ancient Greek world.

Rhodes is most known for the famous Colossus of Rhodes, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the
World. The Colossus of Rhodes was a large statue of Helios, the Greek god of the Sun, and was erected on
the island between 292 and 280 BC. Before it was destroyed, the statue stood over 100 feet high, which
made it the tallest statue in ancient times.

Official hotels of European Club Cup 2012


Capsis Hotel *****

The hotel is located in the historical area of Ialyssos, in front of the magnificent Ixia Beach. The hotel is 5
minutes away from the fascinating medieval town of Rhodes. It is surrounded by colourful gardens,
expansive pools, palm trees, endless beach views and a small lake. The beautiful lounges, with
comfortable sitting areas and high ceilings and the public areas are decorated with antique furniture,
statues and paintings and create a cosy feeling. The hotel also features 4 bars and 3 restaurants. This
elegant 9-floor hotel reflects the Greek influence and Capsis hospitality with its warm colours, marble
floors, sumptuous woods, elegant antique furniture, decorative items and fine amenities. It houses 691
deluxe rooms and apartments, including 10 guestrooms fully-equipped for disabled guests and the 9th VIP
floor with 13 executive suites, 2 presidential suites and the Royal Suite.

The Convention Centre “Marika Capsis 2000” is located next to the resort hotel. This venue is the
largest convention hotel in Greece and one of the largest in Europe with a total conference
capacity of 8.000 delegates in a total of 100 meeting rooms.


Rodos Palace *****

Set in a unique location on one of the most alluring destinations of the Mediterranean, the Rodos Palace
constitutes the Finest Deluxe Resort Complex on the island of Rhodes. Designed in a trendsetting style,
blending luxury with space and freedom, our classy Hotel combines Refined Accommodation standards,
with an exceptional array of Resort Facilities.

With more than 2500 conferences, incentives and exhibitions held in its premises, the Rodos Palace
has braced an international reputation as a top meeting venue that lends its legacy of success to grant
you the assurance that the hotel you select is capable of handling every aspect of your meeting with the
confidence born of 30 years of experience. The 9000 sq.m. of space for meetings, pre-functions and
exhibitions, with seating capacity for 4800 delegates total, have already hosted more than 2500
conferences, events, incentives and exhibitions.

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