Getting to the Venue (see map below)
Getting to/from the Athens International Airport and the city center, located about 20 km (12 miles) east can be achieved via:
Take Metro Line 3 (Aghia Marina – Douk. Plakentias – Athens International Airport), which connects the Athens airport with the city center. Trains run every 30 minutes, 7 days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. The trip from/to the Airport to Syntagma station (Athens center) lasts 40 minutes. See the Metro timetable to the airport here.
For tickets (10 euros) and cards check here.
From the airport to the city:
- The cheapest way is by bus, line EA, 5€.
- The most comfortable way to get the city is by taxi. The fares are fixed from 22 to 35 €
- You can also hire a car.
The conference venue (address: 1 Sofokleous and Aristidou Street) is at the heart of Athens, located as follows:
- Three-minute walk from the metro station “Panepistimio” (: University), by following Stadiou Street -150m- Pesmazoglou Street -50m- Sofokleous and Aristidou Street
- 12-minute walk from Syntagma Square (:Constitution Sq, main square of Athens), metro station “Syntagma”, by following either Stadiou Street or Panepistimiou Street.
- 6-minute walk from Omonia Square, underground station “Omonia”.
There is a metro line connecting stations “Omonia” -2mins-“Panepistimio”-2mins- “Syntagma”-2mins-“Acropolis” and then four-minute walk to the Acropolis Museum, just under Acropolis (Parthenon). This is in the historical center of Athens.
Starting from the Acropolis Museum and taking a marvelous 15 minute walk around Acropolis (Parthenon) one arrives at Plaka, the 19th century Athens, under the rock of Acropolis on the same side with the conference venue. Going from the conference venue to Plaka through the streets takes about 20-minute walk.
There are many hotels in these areas – see map below, as it was taken from booking.com.
A tentative list of hotels – though there is plenty of choice of hotels and apartments.
Very close to conference venue: Titania Hotel (****)
Syntagma area: Astor Hotel, Amalia Hotel, Electra Metropolis (*****), Electra Hotel, Kimon Hotel, Grande Bretagne, Plaza,
Kolonaki are: Christian Apartments (95 euros for 2 days), Saint George Lycabetus
Acropolis Museum area: Divani Acropolis Palace (*****), Herodion Hotel
Plaka: Athens Center Square,…
You can look at:
Matt Barrett’s Travel Site: http://www.athensguide.com/map/athens.htm
The venue, from the Metro station “Panepistimio” to the conference venue
Hotels around the conference venue. Tentative prices from booking.com (28-29 June)
Syntagma Square and Metro station to conference venue (Sofokleous). The area around the ellipse is Plaka.
ATTIKI AREA (the wider area of Athens). Athens City and Athens International Airport