For flight information to/from Athens, Greece visit the links below:
· Athens International
Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos"
operating from Athens International Airport
International Airport flight information
International Airport arrivals and departures
· Budget flights (indicative)
London Gatwick, London Luton
Budapest, Kosice, Vienna
person from the organizers will be at the airport on May 10th to help,
Public Road Transport Buses (KTEL) from Athens KTEL Bus Terminal
(260, Liossion Str, "Tris Gefyres", Tel: +30 2108316927).
One-way single tickets available at KTEL Bus Station: ca. 12€. Bus
service: every 2-3 hours. Duration of the trip: ca. 3 hours. To check
the timetable click here.
Select Region Attiki or Fokida and Town Athens or Delfoi, respectively.
Timetables are subject to change. Before your trip, confirm timetables
by phone: +30 2108316927 (Athens office) or +30 2265082880 (Delphi office).
A person from the organizers will wait at Delphi Bus station on May
10th to help, if necessary.
to Athens KTEL Bus Terminal from the Airport:
Express Bus directly to Bus Stop Stathmos Yperastikon Leoforion Liossion
(frequently between 06:00 and 04:20, ca. 30-40 minutes, single ticket
price: 2.90€). For the timetable click here
(every 30 minutes between 06:30 and 23:30, single ticket price: 6€,
2-person ticket price: 10€, available at the Metro ticket booths)
to SYNTAGMA Station (Line 3, direction Monastiraki), change for ATTIKI
Station (Line 2, direction Agios Antonios) and then by taxi (average fare:
2-3€, ca. 10 minutes from Attiki).
(average fare: 22 €, ca. 30 minutes)
Taxis are available in front of the Arrivals terminal of the Airport,
at the Bus Station or in the centre of Athens (ca. one and a half hour,
fare: ca. 170 €, ask the taxi driver for the fare before departure).
Car rental agencies are available at the Airport. Delphi is about
180 km NW. From Athens take the National Toll Road E 75 towards Lamia
(from the airport take "Attiki Odos", towards Elefsina and get
in E75 through Exit 8 "Athinon-Lamias"). Leave E75 at Exit "Kastro"
(ca. 110th km) and drive to the direction of Arahova and Delphi.
to get to the Centre of Athens from the Airport
Line 3 to SYNTAGMA (every 30 minutes between 06:30 and 23:30 from the
Airport and between 05:40 and 22:40 from the centre of Athens, ca. 40
minutes, single ticket price: 6€, 2-person ticket price: 10€,
available at the Metro ticket booths).
Bus to SYNTAGMA (24h service, ca. 30-40 minutes, single ticket
Taxis are available in front of the Arrivals terminal (fare: ca.
22€, ca. 30 minutes).
NB: For information on public transport in the City
of Athens visit Athens
Urban Transport Organisation or Attiko
Metro. Tickets are not sold on board and must be validated once at
the validation machines. Bus and trolley bus tickets (single ticket price:
0.45€) can be bought at booths and kiosks around the city. Metro
tickets (single ticket price: 0.70€) are sold at automatic machines
and booths at metro stations. Licensed yellow taxis are commonly available
and can be hailed from the street or else booked by telephone at various
local offices. Getting around Athens by taxi is rather inexpensive. The
fare is displayed on a meter and the basic daytime taxi fare is around
2€. Within the city the total fare rarely exceeds 10€. Delegates
are strongly advised to hail only yellow cabs in Athens. Taxi drivers
are usually reliable and some of them speak English.
- LOCAL INFORMATION
is situated in the Central Greece, 600 meters above sea level on the slopes
of Mt Parnassos, about 180km NW of Athens and 15 km NE of the Corinthian
Gulf harbours of Kirrha and Itea. It is passed by a major road linking
Athens with Amfissa, the capital of the Prefecture of Fokis or Fokida.
· Delphi Municipality
Cultural Centre of Delphi
· Prefecture of Fokis
climate of Greece is Mediterranean with plenty of sunshine, mild temperatures
and a limited amount of rainfall. The geographical position of the region
around Delphi accounts for the dry and mountainous climate inland and
the mild conditions on the coast. In May, sunny and warm weather is expected,
with night breezes, infrequent brief intervals of rapid rain and a temperature
of 16 - 24 oC.
For weather forecast please visit:
National Meteorological Service
System Forecast for Greek Seas
New Town - Facilities
is a lively town full of history, heritage and culture. Today's residents
welcome visitors in the modern infrastructure. Restaurants, cafes, bars
and hotels, both traditional and contemporary in style, can be found in
Delphi. Shops, where you can buy traditional goods and souvenirs are open
7 days a week. All major credit cards are welcome. Easy access to the
web is offered by many internet cafes.
One may discover the natural beauty of Delphi and the surrounding area,
choosing from a number of itineraries proposed by local travel agents.
Travelling by local buses provides a unique opportunity to get to know
Greek places rarely seen by tourists. Details are available at the Hotel
Country Code: 30, Outgoing Code: 00
Athens Code: 210, Delphi Code: 22650
Most public telephones do not accept coins; a phone card is necessary.
The mobile telephone service is good around the country.
· European Cultural of Delphi - Athens office: (+30) 2107233943
· Delphi Taxi Station: (+30) 2265082000
· Delphi Bus Station: (+30) 2265082880
· Tourist Police Station, Delphi: (+30) 2265082220
· Tourist Police Station, Amfissa: (+30) 2265028223
· Delphi Museum: (+30) 2265082312
· Delphi Medical Center: (+30) 2265082307
· Parnassos Ski Centre: (+30) 2234022689, 2234022695
· Amfissa General Hospital: (+30) 2265022053, 2265028400, 2265022222
· Athens International Airport: (+30) 2103530000
INFORMATION ON TRAVELLING IN GREECE
Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos"
Urban Transport Organization "OASA"
· Athens Metropolitan
Underground Railway "Attiko Metro"
· Athens and Pireas
Electric Railways "ISAP"
Road Transport Buses "KTEL"
· Train Transport "OSE"
· Routes to the Islands from Pireas Port: High
Speed and Ferries
· Greek Ministry
National Tourism Organisation
Guide of Greece
· ATHENS 2004
on entering Greece
addition to entering Greece by air,
there are direct ferry
connections between Greece and Italy
or Turkey, as well as railway
and bus connections
between Greece and various European
countries and Turkey.
Visa, Invitation Letters
is a member state of the European Community since 1981 and the formal
country name is Hellenic Republic.
Greece follows the Schengen Agreement for visa issues. The citizens of
the Schengen area (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany,
Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and
the associated countries Iceland and Norway) are not subjected to border
control, yet a piece of identification issued by a public authority is
Most European citizens (Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Ireland,
Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland,
United Kingdom) have only to produce a passport or an I.D. card at the
border to enter Greece.
For short-term visits up to 3 months, no visa is required for citizens
holding regular passports of Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil,
Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador,
Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand,
Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea,
USA, Uruguay, Vatican and Venezuela.
Regular passport holders from the rest of the world need a visa in order
to enter Greece.
For information on the visa policy in Greece, participants are advised
to visit the website of the Hellenic
Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Greek
Embassy or Consulate in their home country, as changes may take place.
In case an invitation letter is required, please contact the Meeting
Organisers promptly, to issue this document.
The official language is Greek and the most common foreign language is
Greek time is GMT +2 (in May: GMT +3) and 1h ahead of Central European
Electric current in Greece follows the European standards: AC 220 Volts
at a frequency of 50 Hz.
Exchange, Banking, Postal Facilities
The Euro (€) is the only official currency in Greece. Currency exchange
is offered at the airport, travel agencies, banks, hotels and various
other places. Major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants
and shops. Traveller's cheques or Eurocheques can be cashed at banks.
A piece of identification is necessary for the transaction and a commission
is generally charged.
Banking hours: Monday to Thursday 08:00-14:00, Friday 08:00-13:30 (except
for the official holidays). Automatic teller machines (ATM) are widely
available throughout the country.
Signs denoting post
offices are usually blue & yellow in colour, as are the post-boxes.
Post office opening hours: Monday to Friday 07:30-14:00.
The EU emergency service number is 112.
Local numbers: Police: 100; Ambulance/emergency medical care: 166; Fire
department/general civil emergency: 199.
Participants are advised to make their own insurance arrangements. The
organisers cannot accept any liability for personal injuries or for loss
or damage to property belonging to participants and accompanying persons,
either during or as a result of the conference.