Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” is located approximately 20km from the EuCNC2016 Venue Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso Hotel and 40km from Athens city center.
- Reaching the Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso Hotel.
- By bus
The Venue may be easily reached from the Athens International Airport using the bus X96: Airport-Piraeus. This is an express line connecting the Airport and the South Athens Prefecture on a 24hour basis. The Hotel is 900m from the bus station “Pigadakia” (Figure 1). Estimated time: 40 minutes (depending on traffic load). Ticket cost is 5€ and it may be retrieved at the bus ticket kiosks and at the ticket offices of metro and tram, as well as in the buses, sold by the bus drivers.
Further information on the X96 Express Bus may be retrieved in this link.
Figure 1: Distance from bus station “Pigadakia” (Express X96 Bus) to Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso
- By taxi
Taxis are available on 24hour basis at Athens International Airport. It takes approximately 20-25mins to reach the Venue by taxi, depending on the traffic load. The cost is approximately 40€/60€ (day time fare/night time fare). Further information on booking a taxi from the airport may be retrieved in this link, as well as in the application suggestions below.
Please note: According to the Greek Legislation, taxi drivers should provide a receipt for the amount paid for transportation services.
- Reaching the Athens city center
- By bus
The city center of Athens is approximately 40km from the Airport. The Express Bus X95 (Airport-Syntagma) runs 24hours and reaches the central Syntagma Square. Estimated time: 50 minutes (depending on traffic load). Ticket cost is 5€ and it may be retrieved at the bus ticket kiosks and at the ticket offices of metro and tram, as well as in the buses, sold by the bus drivers.
Further information on the X95 Express Bus may be retrieved in this link.
- By metro
The metro runs from the Airport to the city center (Syntagma Square) every 30mins, from 05:30 to midnight, the cost is 8€ and it takes approximately 50mins. Further information on the timetable may be retrieved in this link.
- By taxi
In order to reach the Athens city center, there is a flat rate of 38€ and 54€ for day time and night time, respectively, while it takes approximately 60mins, depending on the traffic load.
Useful transportation applications (available in Google Play and AppStore):
- ATH Airport. [Athens International Airport Application. Information on flights, transportation, parking, etc]
- TfA tickets. [Athens transportation tickets issuing via credit card]
- Moovit: next bus & train info. [Information on the time of arrival of buses]
- Taxibeat. [Scheduling of taxi pick-up date and place, no extra fees are charged]
- Taxiplon. [Scheduling of taxi pick-up date and place, no extra fees are charged]