When to arrive
Attendees of the conference should plan to arrive on either Sunday, November 3rd during the day or Monday, November 4th early in the morning.
The conference starts on Monday, November 4th at 10:00am with the keynote session.
The sessions end on Friday, November 8th at 1pm followed by lunch until 2:30pm.
Arrival by Air
The new award-winning Athens International Airport, Eleftherios Venizelos, has been serving Greece's capital since its opening to the public on March 28th, 2001. Its stellar design has -according to surveys- made it one of the world's leading airports in overall passenger satisfaction for the last four years and Europe's fastest growing airport. At the crossroads of Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Athens is a city that is easily accessible from virtually any point of departure.
Athens Airport Access
You can access Athens International Airport (AIA) from the center of Athens or the Athens Ports via public transport that operates on a 24-hour basis, ensuring efficient transportation to key areas of the Attica basin and tourist attractions.
The main access road to Athens International Airport (AIA) is Attiki Odos. For further information on junctions please visit Attiki Odos.
Athens Airport Bus Services
Six bus routes directly connect the greater Athens area and Piraeus with Athens International airport. Disembarkment from all buses takes place at the Departures Level and embarkment at the Arrivals Level, between Exits 4 and 5. For further information, please visit the OASA website.
Regional Buses – KTEL Express Service Five
Regional buses operate at the airport. Disembarkment from all buses takes place at the Departures Level and embarkment at the Arrivals Level, between Exits 2 and 3, opposite to the Airport Hotel. For further information, please visit KTEL’s site.
The airport is accessible via Metro Line 3 "Egaleo - Athens International Airport". For further information, please visit the Athens Metro website.
Athens International Airport is connected to Athens Central Railway Station (Larissis Station) and the port of Piraeus via the Suburban Rail service. AIA is also connected to Corinth, via the Suburban Rail service. The duration of the trip is 1 hour and 20 minutes. For further information regarding timetables, please visit the Suburban Rail website or call +302105272000.
Taxi and Pre-booked Taxis
Taxis are available at the designated Taxi waiting area located at Exit 3 of Arrivals Level.
Pre-booked taxis are available upon request. For further information, please contact the Taxi Union Association (SATA) at: tel.: +302105239524, +302105221123, +302105227986, +302105242589 mail to:firstname.lastname@example.org
According to Greek Legislation, taxi drivers should provide upon request a receipt for the amount paid for transportation services.
Public Transport within Athens
The Athens public transportation network offers you a wide variety of routes, combining many different means, namely the metro, railway, buses, trolleybuses and trams. With a 1,40€ ticket you can move around using one or more means of transport within 1 hour and 30 minutes. You can buy tickets from all metro and train stations as well as from the kiosks on the streets. Alternatively, you can inquire about day or weekly passes that offer public transport at a discounted rate.
A quick reminder: When travelling on the bus, metro, railway and tram, passengers are required to validate their tickets after purchasing them and before boarding. The fine for a non-validated ticket in Athens, Greece is 40 times its value. The validation machines in the buses and trolleybuses are orange boxes. On the metro, the boxes are in the station lobby and on the tram, there are beige boxes located on the platform and inside the car. Be sure to inquire about the day and weekly passes that offer transport at a discounted rate.
Visa Requirements for Athens/Greece
The following information is provided to give you some general visa guidelines. It is always best to consult your travel agent and/or local Greek embassy or consulate before travelling. If you do require a visa to travel to Greece
- we recommend that you plan ahead. To find your local Greek diplomatic mission go to: Foreign Affairs Ministry.
The following countries do not require a visa to enter Greece: Citizens of the Schengen Area member states. Greece follows the Schengen Agreement and provisions for short-term visits.
Citizens of the below EU and other European non-Schengen countries do not need a visa to enter Greece but they do need to provide a valid passport and/or official national I.D. card:
For other countries, please contact your travel agency or your local embassy.
Taxis in Athens
Greek taxis are inexpensive by European standards and offer an alternative to mass transit. All licensed taxis are equipped with meters (the fare is charged per km and per hour) and display a card detailing the latest valid tariffs and surcharges.
In certain tourist areas you may be asked to pay a predetermined (standard) amount for a ride to a specific destination; thus, before boarding a taxi make sure to seek information from another source on the exact fare for the journey.
The Taxi driver's obligations are as follows: