General Information

CONGRESS VENUE

MEGARON ATHENS INTERNATIONAL
CONFERENCE CENTER (MAICC)
Vassilisis Sophias & Kokkali
Athens Gr-115 21, Greece

Megaron Athens International Conference Centre is a landmark in Athens and is situated in the centre of a vibrant, modern city.

The Centre is on a direct metro line to the award winning Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, journey time 37 minutes, making it extremely accessible for international delegates travelling from and to global destinations.

Megaron is also very close to major hotels, many of which are within walking distance.

How to reach MAICC

MAICC is situated right in the heart of Athens and is easily accessible by metro, bus and trolley bus. It is also located at a walking distance from major hotels and many other smaller hotels. Commuting to and from the city centre and the Athens International Airport or other locations is quite easy:
» 30 min. from the Athens International Airport (www.aia.gr)
» 3-5 min. from the city centre.

By Metro: There is direct access from the airport and the city centre to MAICC from the metro station “Megaron Moussikis” on metro line 3 (blue line). Please visit the Athens Metro website for detailed information at www.ametro.gr

By Bus: The following buses, express buses and trolley buses pass and stop near The International Conference Centre of the Athens Concert Hall
» Buses: 450, 550, 601, 603
» Express Buses: X95 (direct airport line), A5, E6, E7, X14
» Cable “Trolley” Buses: 3, 7, 8, 13

For more information about the public transportation network in Athens please visit: www.oasa.gr

From the airport: Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” is located in Spata, 33 km southeast of Athens and serves all international and domestic flights. The airport is easily accessible from MAICC and the city centre via motorway, express bus or metro. An average journey by taxi from the airport to the city centre should take approximately 40-50 minutes, depending on traffic, costing around €25 –30. The express bus line X95 (direction Syntagma) serves Athens city centre. A ticket for the airport express line costs €3.20. It allows unlimited travel by all public transport means (incl. bus and metro) for 24 hours from the time of validation. The metro line 3 runs every 10 minutes from the airport and the trip to the city centre takes approximately 30 minutes and costs €6.

Athens Metro Map



HOW TO GET TO ATHENS

Athens is easily accessed by air, sea and land (road and railroad) as it is the Greece’s capital and one of the major cities of the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean area. Moreover, moving around the city is a real pleasure.
Athens public transportation system connects the city center and Megaron - Athens International Conference Center, the Congress Venue, with all surrounding areas through a modern network combining many lines of metro, suburban railway, train, buses, trolleys and trams. The road system has been modernized in recently with new highways. The capital is connected with other parts of the mainland through a network of railways, buses and coaches. Furthermore, Athens has direct connections to all Greek islands through the ports of Piraeus, Lavrio and Rafina.

BY AIR
The new award-winning “Eleftherios Venizelos” Athens International Airport, has been serving the Greek capital since its opening to the public on March 28th, 2001. Its exciting design has, according to surveys, made it one of the world’s leading airports in overall passenger satisfaction for the last four years and Europe’s fastest growing airport. At the crossroads of Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Athens is a city that is easily accessible from virtually any point of the world. Flights from major airport hubs in London, Frankfurt, Paris, Berlin, Zurich, Milan, Rome, Istanbul, New York, Larnaca and Dubai come in at least once per day. Located 33 km (20 miles) southeast of Athens, it is easily accessible via Attiki Odos, a major highway part of the Athens City Ring Road. Public transport to Athens and the port of Piraeus is provided by the new metro system, express airport bus connections, taxi and high-speed rail.
A free return metro ticket to Athens as also as a transport title allowing the unlimited use of the entire Athens pubic transportation system during the Congress period will be offered to all registered delegates and accompanying persons, at their arrival at the airport.

BY ROAD
Athens can be reached by road via the Western Balkan countries, Bulgaria, Albania and Turkey.

BY RAIL
The main railway network of Greece currently provides links between Athens and Northern and Southern Greece and the rest of Europe through the Western Balkan countries and Bulgaria.

BY SEA
There are daily ferryboat connections from Italy (Ancona, Bari and Brindisi, Venice and Trieste) to Patras the second largest port of entry to Greece; approximately 220 km (135 miles) from Athens. The Middle East is accessible via the port of Volos located 300km (180 miles) from Athens.

LANGUAGE

The official language of the Congress will be English.
INFORMATION
More information available soon
INFORMATION
New deadline for abstracts submission:

6 November 2016!