The Congress will take place at the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF)
Address: 48 Vassileos Constantinou Ave., 11635 Athens, Greece,
Getting to Athens
Athens is a city that is easily accessible from virtually any point of departure. Flights from major airport hubs come in daily and frequently. The Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”, located 33 km southeast of Athens, is easily accessible via Attiki Odos, a six-lane motorway (the Athens City Ring Road). Public transportation to Athens and the Port of Piraeus is provided by express airport bus connections on a 24-hour basis, while a direct Metro line connects the airport with the city centre (Syntagma square) in 27 minutes. A taxi ride from the airport to the city centre costs between 26-40 Euros. Duration approximately 40 minutes.
How to reach the City centre & the Congress Venue from the airport:
By metro: There is a direct line (blue line no 3), which runs every 30 min. and connects the Athens International Airport with the City Centre (Syntagma Square).
Closest metro station to the Congress Venue: ‘Evangelismos”
By Bus: X95 (direct airport line)
Greece follows the Schengen Agreement provision and the subsequent acquis concerning short term visa issues stays of up to three (3) months in the Schengen area. The citizens of these countries are not subjected to border controls within the common area (airlines or other carriers require identification – I.D. card or passport of any other piece of identification issued by a public authority). Citizens of the EU countries do not need a visa to enter Greece (and the Schengen area). They only have to produce a passport or an I.D. card at the border. For holders of regular passports of the following countries who wish to visit Greece (and the Schengen area) and stay up to 3 months (90 days) within a six (6) month period, no visa is required:
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Holders of regular passports from the rest of the world need a visa in order to enter Greece (and the Schengen area).
Letter of invitation
The Organizing Bureau will be glad to assist participants with the visa issue by sending personal invitation letters to those who have completed their registration. However this letter should not be considered as an offer of financial support from the Organizers.
Temperate, mild winter, warm, dry summer. The average daytime temperature in September can vary between 20°C and 25°C.
The native language is Modern Greek. English is widely spoken as a second language by the majority of Greeks, while French and German are also spoken at a good extent.
Greece is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time GMT+2
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The electricity current in Greece is 220v, 50Hz and the socket type is European Standard.
Starting from July 1st 2009 smoking is prohibited by the law at all indoor public areas in Greece.
Emergency treatment is free to all – natives and visitors alike – in public hospitals.
Greece is a full member of the European Union since 1981, and its currency is the Euro (€). All major credit cards are widely accepted in Greece.