While all the social events (welcome reception and dinner) will take place in the center of Athens, all the conference sessions will take place at the premises of Psychiko College (part of the Hellenic-American Educational Foundation), which is a private school in Psychiko, a suburb of Athens, about 20 to 30 minutes from the city center by car.
There are many hotels in Athens, suitable for different budgets and preferences. Participants should make their own bookings, either directly on hotel websites, or through accommodation booking websites, such as Booking.com, Expedia, or Airbnb.
Since there are no hotels near Psychiko College, any hotel in the city center would be a reasonable choice. Proximity to a Metro station would allow more convenient transportation to the conference venue and around the city. For example, participants could look for hotels in the area around Syntagma Square, the Acropolis Museum, Monastiraki Square, Kolonaki, Megaro Moussikis and other areas (see the map below). There are also hotels at the waterfront suburbs of Athens, but these are a bit further away from the city center and the conference venue.
The conference welcome reception and dinner will be held at places in the city center area, in venues easily accessible from the areas mentioned above. In addition, in the above-mentioned areas there are Metro stations from which the participants can easily access the Metro station “PANORMOU”, which is the closest one to the conference venue.
Moving around Athens
From the Athens Airport to the city center
Metro Line 3 (the blue line) connects the Athens Airport with the city center. Trains run every 30 minutes, 7 days a week from 06:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. The ride from the Athens Airport to Syntagma station (Athens center) takes about 40 minutes and the ticket costs €10. You can buy tickets using the Automatic Ticket Issuing Machines (ATIMs) and from Ticket Offices in all Metro stations.
By the Athens Airport Bus
Bus X95 “AEROLIMENAS ATHINON - SYNTAGMA”, connects the airport to Syntagma Square, round the clock. The bus-ride from the airport to Syntagma Square takes about an hour and the ticket costs €6.
Taxis are also available at the airport round the clock. There is a fixed rate for the ride from the airport to the city center (€38 from 05:00 a.m. through 24.00 a.m., €50 from 24.00 a.m. through 05:00 a.m.) The same fixed fares also apply when you pick a taxi from the center of Athens to go to the airport. The rate includes all charges (i.e. tolls, taxes, luggage, etc.)
From the Athens Airport to the conference venue
To get to the conference venue straight from the airport you can take Metro line 3 (the blue line) and exit at the Metro station “PANORMOU” (see map below). From there, the conference venue is a short ride by taxi (about 10 minutes, at a cost of about €6).
Conference shuttle busses will also be available at the Metro station “PANORMOU” on Saturday and Sunday morning, to take participants to the conference venue.
From the city center to the conference venue
By Conference Shuttle Bus
Conference shuttle buses will be available at the Metro station “PANORMOU” (Metro Line 3, the blue line) and other locations in the city center (to be announced soon) on Saturday and Sunday morning, to take participants to the conference venue.
The conference venue is a short ride by taxi from the city center (about 20 minutes from Syntagma Square, at a cost of about €10). Alternatively, you can get a taxi from the Metro station “PANORMOU”. From there, the conference venue is a short ride by taxi (about 10 minutes, at a cost of about €6).
By public transport
You can also use public transport to reach the conference venue.
You can reach bus station “KOLLEGIO”, on Kifisias Avenue, less than a 10min walk from the conference venue, by:
You can reach bus station “AVANA”, on Kifisias Avenue, about a 10min walk from the conference venue, by:
- Bus line 610 “FILOTHEI-AMPELOKIPOI”
If not certain, ask the bus driver for directions on how to get to “KOLLEGIO”.