Info about the Conference Venue, Accommodation and Public Transportation
The conference will take place at the central building of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (30 Panepistimiou str., 106 79 Athens). The building is located at the very center of the city in front of the station “Panepistimio” on Metro line 2. You can access the university from anywhere in the city using the Metro network, which is quite simple (just 3 lines). This means that you don’t need to find a hotel in the surroundings of the university where the prices may be quite high. However, If you are looking for a hotel within walking distance from the university, you may advise one of the popular online services for lodging reservations.
For more affordable solutions you may also have a look at hotels along Metro line 2, a bit further from but with good access to the center. Neos Kosmos and Syngrou-Fix are two recommended areas as they are close to museums (National Gallery of Modern Art, Acropolis Museum), metro station (Syngrou-Fix, Akropoli), and a bar-and-restaurant district (Koukaki). In Koukaki one can also find quite a few independent apartments and a number of moderately priced boutique hotels.
Concerning airport connection. Athens airport is Eleftherios Venizelos. It is outside the city, but there is good connection with the city center (and other areas). There are three ways to get to the center.
1. You can take the Metro and get off at either Syntagma or Monastiraki station. It’s a direct connection without changes and the trip takes around 45 minutes. Then you can walk to your hotel. The ticket cost is 9 € one way, 16 € round trip.
2. You can take the bus line X95. The destination is Syntagma again, and it takes a little bit more (around one hour). You can buy the ticket (5,5 €) from the booths just outside the Arrival Area of the airport.
3. Taxi. Easy to find – there is a line just outside the Arrival Area. There is a flat rate to the city center: 38 € from 05:00 to 24:00 and 54 € from 24:00 to 05:00.
Moving in the city is easy. You’ll mostly need to move in the center, where everything is within walking distance. Just use a good map or an app to find your way. If you wish to visit more remote places use the Metro network. There are, of course, bus lines too, but they are more complicated. In any case, the ticket is the same for all public transportation (1.20 €) and it lasts 90 minutes, no matter how many vehicles you change. Tickets can be bought in various places but more comfortably from the vending machines in metro stations, which also accept credit and debit cards. You can download a detailed metro map here.