For participants arriving to the conference, the most practical means of transportation is to book a flight to Athens International Airport (ATH), also known as Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. This is the primary international airport serving the city of Athens and is located about 33 kilometres (20 miles) from the city centre. It is Greece’s busiest airport and serves as the hub and main base of Aegean Airlines, the country’s flag carrier airline.
Apart from the many connections within Greece and to several European countries, direct flights are also available from some cities in North America (Canada and USA), North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia (Beijing and Singapore). Connecting flights from other countries are also available, depending on your chosen airline and departure airport, mostly through major European airports (Heathrow, Frankfurt, Amsterdam or Charles de Gaulle).
To get from the airport to the city centre, one can take an express airport shuttle, which runs on a 24/7 basis, or a direct metro line that connects the airport to Syntagma Square in less than 40 minutes. From Syntagma Square, bus 040 is available around every 10 minutes for most of the day to the conference venue. Taxis are also widely available to other places in town.
All sessions of the conference will be held at the Harokopio University of Athens (HUA). The full address is Eleftheriou Venizelou 70, Kallithea 176 76, Greece (a Google Maps location is provided below).
Founded in 1990 as the successor of the Harokopios Higher School of Home Economics (established in 1929), the HUA is a public university dedicated to promoting research and learning in a small, well focused set of intellectual areas. It is named after Panagis Harokopos (1835-1911), who took care of the founding and funding of a school oriented towards the production of scientific potential in Home Economics. HUA is situated in the centre of Athens (Kallithea borough) and is very close to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre of the Acropolis. Its excellent campus facilities houses four academic departments, the central administration, the library, the IT centre and student advisory services. Harokopio University of Athens is located close to many important cultural sites of interest such as the Acropolis Museum, Thissio, Panathenaic Stadium (Kallimarmaron), Keramikos and the Benaki Museum.