European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (FEG)

23rd FEG European Tourist Guide Meeting & Delegates AGM 2024

Dates: Tuesday 19th - Sunday 24th November 2024

Welcome to the 23rd FEG European Tourist Guide Meeting & Delegates AGM 2024

All roads lead to Rhodes this year!


Our Dodecanese colleagues, members of the Panhellenic Tourist Guide Federation based in Rhodes have designed a special itinerary for us all on their amazing and sunny island. There is a fully guided programme to enjoy the Aegean Island in the pathways of the Knights, explore antiquities, taste the local food and wine, and have fun with relaxing evenings. As always, FEG includes some life-long training seminars for colleagues, which are optional and upon request in the registration form.

Don’t miss out, register early for one of the two hotels on offer in Rhodes City!


MAIN PROGRAMME FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS

Tuesday, 19.11.2024

Arrival day for participants

Meet our guides at Rhodes Airport to assist with any directions and information needed.

Arrival at the hotels ACANDIA or BEST WESTERN PLAZA to Rhodes City at your own expense by airport line bus or taxi (for up to 4 persons)

In both hotels, there will be a Welcome Hospitality Desk to register and provide everything necessary to participants.


19.00 Opening ceremony at Rhodes City State Theatre
21.00 Dinner buffet-style, including wine

Pre-Meeting Optional Full-Day FEG Seminar
(Trainee numbers limited, early registration recommended)

Tourism For All, 9.00 – 17.00, Best Western Plaza Hotel, Rhodes

Wednesday, 20.11.2024

09.00
Departure for a city tour by bus, starting with a panoramic tour, and a visit to Rhodes Acropolis and the ancient stadium. We’ll continue with a walking tour through the Medieval City of Rhodes, nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988. Visit the Grand Master’s Palace and the Street of the Knights, by walking along the Inns of the Tongues of the Order of St. John through the Collachio of the city.


14.00 Lunch buffet-style at Best Western Plaza Hotel

Afternoon at leisure


Two Optional Half-Day FEG seminars
(Trainee numbers limited, early registration recommended)

Best Western Plaza Hotel, 16.00 – 20.00

Thursday, 21.11.2024

09.00
Departure by bus to Lindos, one of the most visited sites in Greece and one of the three ancient Doric cities on the island. Today it’s a beautiful and picturesque village with small white cubic houses and narrow streets leading up the 300 hundred steps to the ancient Acropolis of Athena Lindia.

13.30 Lunch on the way back at a typical local taverna
16.30 Return to the hotels

Evening at leisure

Friday, 22.11.2024

08.30
Departure by bus for an island tour, starting with a visit of Kallithea Springs. Since the 18th century, people have been drinking the therapeutic spring water of the area which cures all stomach diseases. We will proceed towards the west coast of the island to Filerimos Hill, to the Acropolis of Ialyssos, another ancient Doric city of Rhodes, where the Hellenistic temple of Athena Ialyssia, through the centuries, became a church of the Virgin Mary. A beautiful breathtaking scenery lies at the foothills with many villages along the Aegean Sea.

On Mt. Profitis Ilias, the 3rd highest peak of Rhodes, we will have a traditional lunch at Apollona village, and a coffee break up on the mountain.

17.00 Return to the hotels

Evening at leisure

Saturday, 23.11.2024

08.30
Departure by bus for an island tour, by first visiting the Bee Museum to learn all about bees and taste all products based on local high-quality honey. Following the road along the southwest coast, we will reach ancient Kamiros, the best-preserved Doric city on the island, to walk along the ancient streets and learn about the sanctuary of Athena Kamirida.

At the foot of the Attavyros mountain, the highest of the island, we will have our lunch break at Embona village and taste the local Rhodian wine.

16.00 Return to the hotels

Free time to rest.


20.00 Gala dinner in Rhodes City

Delegates Annual General Meeting

Best Western Plaza Hotel, 9.00 to 17.00

Sunday, 24.11.2024

09.00
Departure to the Medieval city of Rhodes on foot, to visit the Archeological Museum, ex-hospital of the Knights, completed by the Grand Master Emery d’ Amboise in 1490 at the low part of the Collachio, near the harbor.

12.00 Return to the hotels

13.00 Farewell lunch in Best Western Plaza Hotel

Delegates Annual General Meeting

Best Western Plaza Hotel, 9.00 to 12.30

13.00 Farewell lunch in Best Western Plaza Hotel

Closure of meeting


Transfer cost Rhodes airport to/from hotels:
  • Regular line bus ticket 3,5 EUR per person – TAXI service 50 EUR (up to 4 pax)
  • All tours include luxury buses
  • All tours include guiding by our local officially certified tourist guides
  • All guided tours include audio phones