Weather during these autumn months is agreeable, and sunshine is pretty much guaranteed (the average high-temperature is 27°C, and the average low-temperature is 20.9°C).

This will help our friends and colleagues to enjoy their walks around the labyrinthine streets and neoclassical architecture of the residential areas of the ancient town of Athens, where our venue is located.

A short list of hotels for your convenience is found below. This is not a ‘recommended’ list by the organizers, it only refers to a series of hotels, which vary in price, and are convenient owing to their location.

The organizers would recommend, however, that our friends and colleagues give urgent attention towards starting their registration process by firstly booking a hotel, as Athens becomes very overcrowded during this period.

The two Venues of the Symposium are located in Plaka, Athens. Read more about “Athens: Plaka” here: link. “Plaka” is the oldest section of the city of Athens, the nearest one to Acropolis. It seems like an old village within the big city. In the above linked webpage you can also find information about “Hotels in and near the Plaka”.

Plaka’s main street called Adrianou gracefully splits the neighbourhood into two parts – Ano (Upper) Plaka and Kato (Lower) Plaka. The former is almost adjacent to the Acropolis while the latter is located right between Monastiraki and Syntagma (Constitution) square in the heart of Athens.

Plaka and Syntagma are the best places to stay in Athens for first-timers due to their proximity to Athens’ most famous attractions and there are many choices of accommodation.


Here, in this page you can find information about how to get to Athens and how you can get around Athens (the same information is also copied in the webpage City of Athens of this website).

Getting to Athens

Find here all you need to get to Athens (from the Airport, by metro, by bus, by suburban railway, by taxi, by using pick up services, and more):


Public transportation

You can also use buses, taxi, metro or tram to find your way round Athens.

The following site has all the details for public transportation
including ticket options and routes:



Here you can find the official website of the Athenian Metro network:

Metro Athens


Metro and tram maps of Athens:

Metro Map Athens

Athens Metro Lines

Getting Around Athens

Find more information about how to get around Athens in the webpage City of Athens

For much, much more ideas visit “This Is Athens”, the official visitors guide:

This Is Athens - Official Visitors Guide

This Is Athens – Official Visitors Guide

More Link

Basically, all you need is to get to Athens (e.g. from the Airport). But, of course, you might need to travel around more or to plan a bigger trip. Then, you might need or use the following websites.

Hellenic Train

Athens Suburban Railway connects Attica to the surrounding region, including main cities such as Kiato and Chalkida, connected directly to Athens’ centre, Athens International Airport «Elefterios Venizelos» and Piraeus port.

Specifically you might need Athens Suburban Railway:

Athens Urban Railway

Athens Urban Rail Transport

Here you can find network maps, timetables, tickets & cards, etc.
to better plan your track-based transports.

Download Map

Interactive Google Map for track-based transports
(Metro Lines, Tramway, Urban Rail)