Athens International Airport
The fastest and most comfortable way to get to the city center is by metro.
The first train departs from the airport at 6:35am and the last at 11:35pm. The journey from the airport to the Syntagma Square takes approximately 40 minutes
One way tickets (Airport to/from the city)
|Nr. of Persons||€|
|Senior citizens (>65)
A 3-day tourist ticket (€ 22) also includes one round-trip journey between the city centre and the airport.
- X95: The final stop is Syntagma Square, in the city center. (1 hour and 10 minutes)
- X93: This line runs to the northeast of the city, to Kifissos Bus Terminal. (1 hour and 10 minutes)
- X97: The X97 terminates at Elliniko metro station. (1 hour and 10 minutes)
- X96: Bus X96 connects the airport with Piraeus. (1,5 hours)
All buses cost € 6 and the ticket is only valid for that specific journey. Seniors over 65 years old, youth under 18 years old and university students under 25 only pay € 3.
The journey in taxi from Athens International Airport to the heart of Athens costs € 38 during the day. Between midnight and 5am, the rate is € 53. The fares are fixed and are per vehicle.
If you hire a transfer service, a professional chauffeur will be waiting for you at the arrival terminal with a sign with your name on it. This arrangement is the most comfortable and fastest way to get to your hotel, especially if you do not speak Greek. A 4-seater vehicle costs € 45. Book a transfer here.
If you prefer to take the train to the city center or to Piraeus, the airport is also connected to the Athens railway station and to the city’s major port.
The train is the least comfortable way to travel to the city center, since this means of transport is not at all regular, and most of the time you’ll have to change trains. The only journey worthwhile taking is to Corinth. A train ticket is € 8.
Depending on your nationality, these are the necessary documents you will need to travel to Greece:
American citizens traveling to Greece for less than 90 days do not need a visa. However, they will need a valid passport for at least six months beyond their stay. Immigration officers may also ask citizens to show enough funds for their stay and a return airline ticket.
Australian citizens visiting Greece or any other European country in the Schengen Convention (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden) for less than 90 days do not require a visa. Passports need to have at least six-month validity from the planned date of return.
EU, EEA and Swiss Citizens
As citizens of the European Union and European Economic Area, you will not need a visa to enter the country.
EU member countries
Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania and Sweden.
Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.
Citizens of the following countries do not need a visa to enter Greece
The following countries do not require a visa for visits lasting less than 90 days but require a valid passport to enter Greece.
Andorra, Argentina, Brazil, Brunei, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Paraguay, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Uruguay, Vatican City, and Venezuela.
For citizens of countries not previously mentioned, we recommend going to the Embassy of Greece or visit the Hellenic Republic – Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website for more information:
In general, the capital of Greece offers low-budget accommodation, especially compaired it to other major cities in Europe. You’ll find good and inexpensive accommodation in the city center and near the Congress Venue.
The best areas to stay in Athens are Plaka, Monastiraki or Syntagma Square and their surroundings. These neighborhoods are not only charming, but are very close to most of the city’s top attractions, so you can get to them by foot.
Contrarily, the neighborhoods to avoid are: Metazourgeio and the streets to the north and west of Omonia Square, and to the north of Panagi Tsaldari
The Local Organiser provided to reserve rooms in Hotels with special Congress rates.
You can reserve your room upon registration to the Congress.
CANCELLATION FEES POLICY
- For cancelations that will occur till 31st of July, no cancellation fees will be charged.
- For cancellations that will occur from 1st to 10th of August, cancellation fees equal 30% of the total stay.
- For cancellations that will occur from 11th to 20th of August cancellation fees equal 50% of the total stay.
- For cancellations that will occur on 21st of August until one day prior to arrival cancellation fees equal 100% of the total stay.
- For cancelations that will occur till 20st of July, no cancellation fees will be charged.
- For cancellations that will occur from 21st of July till 25th of August, cancellation fees equal to 1 overnight.
- For cancellations that will occur from 26th of August cancellation fees equal 100% of the total stay.
- For cancellations that will occur till 7th of August, no cancellation fees will be charged.
- For cancellations that will occur from 8th of August till 21st of August, cancellation fees equal 50% of the total stay.
- For cancellations that will occur from 22nd of August, cancellation
For more information concerning accommodation please contact the Local Organising Secretariat: