Travel Information

Athens is easily accessible by air, sea, and road. Once there, the public transportation system provides a safe, dependable and efficient way to move around the city. The public transportation network consists of underground (metro), train, suburban railways, buses, trolley buses and trams. Athens is also connected with other parts of the mainland through a network of roads and railways. Timetables and other information are available here.

Visitors arriving by air will arrive to the Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" (IATA code: ATH).

Transportation to and from Spetses island (coach + ferry) will be arranged by the organizers on the 21st and the 26th of May. If you need to make your own arrangements please consult these pages: and

Please note that no cars are allowed on the island of Spetses.

Visa requirements

EU citizens

EU Citizens do not need a visa to travel to Greece. In most cases a valid national travel document will suffice to enter the country.

Non-EU citizens

Greece is a member of the European Union and for several nationalities no visa is required.

If you need a visa, make sure to apply for one well in advance. To check current visa requirements or find the nearest Greek Embassy or Consulate , see information provided by the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

If you need an invitation to apply for a visa please contact Dianne Greenberg (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) after you submit the registration form.

Other information

Time zone

Greece is in the Eastern European Time Zone. Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2). Like most countries in Europe, Summer (Daylight-Saving) Time is observed in Greece, where the time is shifted forward by 1 hour; 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+3). Daylight-Saving time will be observed during the conference.


The national currency in Greece is Euro.