GENERAL INFO

31st EURAPS Annual Meeting

28-30 May 2020, ATHENS, GREECE

Welcome to Athens, the Capital of Greece, which was also, at the heart of Ancient Greece, a powerful civilization and empire. The city is still dominated by 5th-century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with ancient buildings like the colonnaded Parthenon temple. The Acropolis Museum, along with the National Archaeological Museum, preserves sculptures, vases, jewelry and more from Ancient Greece.

MEETING LOCATION

Meeting will be held in Hilton Athens Hotel, offering a unique environment for conferences. Hilton Athens Hotel provide the space, style and personalized service that anyone want and expect. From grandiose galas and meticulous meetings to private parties and social soirées, anyone’s’ special occasion is Hilton’s main event.

ARRIVAL TO ATHENS

The Athens public transportation network offers a wide range of routes, combining many different means, including the metro, trains, buses, trolleybuses and the tram. With a ticket of 1.40 euro you can move around using any means of public transport for 1h and 30m. Tickets are available at all metro and train stations as well as the kiosks on the streets. Alternatively, you can inquire about day or weekly passes that offer transport at discounted rate.

Airplane:
Athens is easily accessible from all European countries and most destinations around the world. The Athens International Airport, strongly focuses on customer satisfaction and provides high security standards and quality services to travelers. It is connected directly daily with over 80 cities around the world.

Metro & The Electric Railway (ISAP):
The Athens Metro has 2 lines that connects important landmarks of the Greek capital, such as the Acropolis, Athens Airport, Port of Piraeus, Central Railway Station and Olympic Stadium, in addition to connecting downtown Athens with the suburbs. Archaeological exhibits found during Metro’s construction and modern works of art are exhibited in many stations. All stations are fully accessible to disabled persons with elevators in every level and platform and most of the trains are air-conditioned. Referred to as Metro Line 1, the Electric Railway Company, or ISAP, runs between Piraeus and Kifissia and connects to Metro Lines 2 & 3, the tram and bus routes at hub stations.

Buses and trolleys:
City buses and electrical trolley-buses serve Athens and its suburbs. Special schedules apply during summer months of July-September. There are also five 24-hour lines, 4 airport lines, and 8 Express lines.

Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE):
Domestic and international departures from Athens and Thessaloniki by train with connections to major railways as well as the biggest cities in Greece. Main train stations in Athens are: Larissa Station ( serves Greece and International routes).

Proastiakos (Suburban Railway):
The Suburban Railway (Proastiakos) departs every 15-25 minutes from the Athens Airport railway station to Plakentias station, where you can change trains and continue to the city center (Metro Line 3 to Egaleo), using the same ticket.

Tram:
Ecologically and environmentally friendly, with a view of the Saronic Gulf, the Tram connects the center of Athens with the coastal neighborhoods Glyfada, in the east, and Piraeus (near Athens Port), in the west. Three station hubs along its routes connect passengers with Metro Line

Taxi:
Taxi stands are located just outside of the exits of the arrival areas of the terminals. All taxis accept both credit and debit cards and cash. They also have an electronic-printer receipt system. Most of the taxi drivers speak English and a taxi ride from the airport to the city center costs approximately 35 €

MEETING INFOS

Registration:

Congress Registration desk is located at the Convention Level (-1) of Hilton Hotel Athens.

Language
The official language of the meeting is English.

Meeting badge
The meeting badge must be visible at all times during the meeting and at all meeting events.

Event tickets
Entry to social program events is by pre-registration only and for every event you need to show a valid event ticket.

Certificate of attendance.
Certificates of attendance will be sent via email to all participants after the meeting.

Filming, audio recording and photography
The private nature of the meeting allows presentation of the most recent, often unpublished results thus, the discussions should inspire new research directions and ideas. In order to maintain confidentiality of the data and topics, filming, audio recording or photographing is strictly prohibited during the talks.

Wireless Internet
Free Wi-Fi is at the Hilton Athens Hotel.

Power adapter and plug
In Greece the power sockets are of type C/F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Tap water
Tap water quality is high in Athens and the tap water is drinkable.

Links:

Athens Guide

Visit Greece

Local weather