The 29th Congress of ICMFS will be held at the ‘Lanitis Carob Mill’, which is, if not the largest, one the largest listed industrial buildings in Cyprus.
The Lanitis Carob Mill houses the Evagoras Lanitis Centre, where the ICMFS 2015 Conference will take place. It comprises of one third of the Carob Mill and it was originally used for the storage of Carob products that used to be processed through the carob crushers.
Lanitis Carob Mill was built in the early 1900s when carobs were one of the main exports of Cyprus. The building was used for processing and manufacturing products such as film, medicine, sweets and chocolates. Despite the passage of more than a hundred years, most of the milling equipment for processing is still preserved and exhibited in the Carob Mill Museum.
The location of the museum between the Medieval Castle and the new Limassol Marina as well as the old Limassol harbour connect the past with the present and add in contemporary secular Limassol part of the tapestry of local history. The building was renovated in 2002 including its inside premises the ‘Carob Mill Museum’, the facilities of the ‘Evagoras and Kathleen Lanitis Foundation’, the ‘Richard & Berengaria’ Ballrooms and ‘Karatello’ restaurant.
The combination of stone, wood and glass highlight the aesthetics while the view of the Medieval Castle inspires the visitors.
Today, the Lanitis Carob Mill hosts many local and international exhibitions, congresses and other events, receiving every time excellent comments and recommendations from numerous organisations worldwide.
Lanitis Carob Mill
Tel: +357 25 820 430
Fax: +357 25 820 474
How to reach the Lanitis Carob Mill Congress Venue
The Lanitis Carob Mill Congress Venue can be easily reached either by the pre-arranged shuttle buses (please refer to the section ‘Accommodation’), or by the public bus Nr 30, which drives along the sea front road, passing by all the accommodating Hotels up to the Limassol Old Harbour, located next to the Congress Venue.
Tickets can be purchased by the bus driver. The ticket costs approximately 1.50 Euro per each route. Please note that there will be shuttle buses from/to the accommodating hotels to the Congress Venue in the mornings prior to the commencement of the morning Congress ' sessions and in the afternoons upon the ending of each Congress day.
- From the Airport
The distance from Larnaca International Airport to the Limassol seafront area (where all accommodating hotels are located), is 70 Kilometers and it is approximately a 40-45 minute drive.
The distance from Paphos International Airport to the Limassol seafront area is 60 Kilometers and it is approximately a 35-40 minute drive. A taxi ride from Larnaca International Airport to Limassol sea front area will take approximately 40-45 minutes and costs about €55.00, whereas from thePaphos International Airport it will take approximately 35-40 minutes and costs about €55.00.
Apart from taxis, shuttle buses (www.limassolairportexpress.eu) are available from/to Larnaca International Airport – Limassol as well as from/to Paphos International Airport - Limassol at a low cost fare. The Larnaca airport shuttle bus service passes by only from two bus stops and the Paphos airport shuttle bus service has only one stop. Thereafter you will need a private taxi to get to your accommodating hotel.
The Organising Company will be pleased to provide you with private transportation according to your flight schedule and accommodating hotel. For further information please contact them directly.