Travel & Hotels

Athens International Airport: Transportation from Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos) to Downtown Athens

    1. Metro line 3 (blue line) runs from Athens airport to Syntagma Square in the city center, estimated cost: 10 euros.
    2. Express Airport Bus connections with the Athens City Center on a 24-hour basis, X95 (to Athens downtown “Syntagma”), estimated cost: 6 euros,
    3. Taxis: the taxi stand extends from Gate 4 to Gate 1 at the Arrivals Level of the Athens airport.

Local Transportation: Athens Metro, Bus Lines and Taxi Services

The Athens public transport system is affordable, reliable and covers most of the city and suburbs. You can use all means of public transport using the same ticket (a single ticket costs €1.40 and is valid for 90 minutes).

Athens Metro: The Athens Metro has 3 Lines. Line 1 is an overground train (known as ISAP) that runs from the northern suburb of Kifissia to the port of Piraeus, Line 2 is an underground line that runs from Anthoupoli to Elliniko, and Line 3 2 is an underground line that runs from Aghia Marina to Doukissis Plakentias and Airport.

Suburban Railway: This overground train provides a direct link between Piraeus port and Athens International Airport connects Athens to Halkida in Evia and Kiato and Corinth in the Peloponnese.

Buses & Trolleybuses: The Athens bus and trolleybus network is very extensive. Most buses and trolleybuses run daily from 5 am to midnight

Tram: The tram network connects central Athens with the coastal suburbs of Faliro and Voula. It takes approximately one hour to get from Syntagma to the final seaside stop at Voula. The tram connects to the Metro and overground train at four stops: Syntagma, Syngrou/Fix, Neos Kosmos and SEF (Peace and Friendship Stadium in Faliro).

Taxis: All licensed taxis in Athens are equipped with metres. The fare is charged per kilometre and per hour.

Hotels: A wide range of hotels at a short distance from the venue

The center of Athens offers its visitors a wide range of accommodation options (from 90-160 Euros per night/per person/4* Hotel).

Excursions: Many options (sea, mountains, heritage sites) all within easy reach from Athens

Excursions could be organized during the conference to outstanding heritage sites such as the excavations at Ancient Corinth, Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon, excursion to Delphi or Epidavrus. Outdoor activities such as swimming at the wonderful beaches of Athens Riviera, or one day cruises to Poros, Hydra or Aegina Island.