Airport
The award-winning Athens International Airport, Eleftherios Venizelos, has been serving Greece's capital since its opening to the public on March 28th, 2001. Its stellar design has -according to surveys- made it one of the world's leading airports in overall passenger satisfaction for the last fourteen 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 departure. Flights from major airport hubs in London, Berlin, Paris, New York, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Zurich, Rome, Milan, Larnaca and Dubai come in daily and frequently.

Located 33 km (20 miles) southeast of Athens, it is easily accessible via Attiki Odos, a major highway constituting the Athens City Ring Road. Public transport to Athens and the port of Piraeus is provided by the metro, express airport bus connections, taxi and high-speed rail.

Arrivals/Departures & General Information: +302103530000

Website: www.aia.gr

Electricity
Greece uses a 220 volt 50 Hz system, sockets have the European standard and plugs are three-prong grounded.

Important telephone numbers
166: Ambulance
100: Police
112: General Emergency for Europe

Insurance
The organizers do not accept responsibility for individual medical, travel or personal insurance. All participants are strongly advised to take out their own personal insurance before travelling to the meeting.

Transportation in Athens
The Athens public transportation network offers you a wide variety of routes, combining many different means, namely the metro, railway, buses, trolleybuses and trams. With a 1,40€ ticket you can move around using one or more means of transport within 1 hour and 30 minutes. You can buy tickets from all metro and train stations as well as from the kiosks on the streets. Alternatively, you can inquire about day or 3 day & 5 day passes that offer public transport at a discounted rate.

A quick reminder: When travelling on the bus, metro, railway and tram, passengers are required to validate their tickets after purchasing them. The fine for a non-validated ticket in Athens, Greece is 40 times its value. The validation machines in the buses and trolleybuses are orange boxes. On the metro, the boxes are in the station lobby and on the tram, there are beige boxes located on the platform and inside the car. Be sure to inquire about the day, 3 day & 5 day passes that offer transport at a discounted rate.

Weather
The temperatures in September range from 20 to 28 °C. You can find the current weather conditions at www.weather.com