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Practical Information

Venue

Computer Technology Institute and Press "Diophantus" http://www.cti.gr/en

Accommodation

Moxy Patra Marina

The price is 70 euros per night for single and the same price for double room.
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Information about Patras city

Patras city is the third largest city in Greece. Patras is located in Peloponnisos and is well know for it’s natural beauty. Patras acts as a portal to the west, thanks to it’s geographical position and the port, which connects the country with a significant amount of ports in Italy.


It is a city of interesting sights and landmarks, which show the ancient and religious history of Patras. The new Archaeological Museum of Patras offers a chance to visitors to experience a unique tour to the past, while the imposing Rio - Antirrio Bridge (the longest in Europe on it’s kind) is located in the north part and can be seen from numerous places all over city.

Patras is the ideal touristic base, since it is located right in the center of the triangle of 3 of the most famous destinations of ancient history, Delfi, Ancient Olympia and Epidaurus. The Mycenaean park of Vounteni also in Patras, is one of the most important facilities of Mycenaean civilization internationally.


Patras also offers one of the most beautiful sunsets in Europe. You can easily enjoy it in a number of places next to the sea or higher on the hills.

Find out more information about the Patras city here.

In your free time you can also visit the Patras Street Food Festival. Patras Street Food Festival is a celebration of mouth-watering tastes, offered by local businesses in the food industry. A 3-day festival filled with artistic and cultural events and which aims to showcase the local culture and the traditions of our region. On October 4, 5 & 6, at the spectacular Garden of Apotheosis (Iroon Polytechniou & 1, Egyptou Streets in Patras) festivities include everything from great food, beers, drinks, coffee and music! The Street Food Festival visitors will have the opportunity to taste unique creations by the city’s top F&B businesses.

 

Dinners

Thursday, 3 October and Friday, 4 October

Dinners will be held at the Patras sailing club restaurant (Istioploikos omilos) which is near the hotel.

 

Transfer to the event’s place

Transfer from the Athens airport is arranged at Thursday, 3 October at 15:00

Transfer to the Athens airport is arranged at Saturday, 5 October at 14:30

Transfers from the hotel to the venue will also be provided

 

The coach will be waiting in the *Short Term 2* parking as from 14:00 until
15:00 (approx.) on the 3rd of October 2019. t.

The number plate of the bus is *AZI 3850* (white coloured) and you will
find *Mr. Stavros *(driver) with a clear sign of eTwinning. He will be
waiting you at the shuttle @ the Short Term 2 parking - right out of the
main building at Athens airport.

On the 5th of October 2019, after our seminar is finished, the coach will
depart for the Athens airport (14:30).

 

Travelling instructions & getting to the event’s place (for early arrivals)

Patras is connected by air mainly through the Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" (AIA "Eleftherios Venizelos").

How to reach Patras from AIA "Eleftherios Venizelos"
The AIA "Eleftherios Venizelos" is located in Spata, 33 km southeast of Athens, and at a distance of approximately 240 kms from Patras. Patras is connected to AIA "Eleftherios Venizelos" by bus, car or train. You have the following options concerning your transportation from Athens Airport to Patras:

By Train
There are no trains connecting directly Athens International Airport (AIA) "Eleftherios Venizelos" with Patras, but a combination of train and bus can be used.

Use the Suburban Railway System (Proastiakos) from AIA "Eleftherios Venizelos" to Kiato terminal station (Kiato). Trains run approximately every one hour and the route duration is 1.5 h. At Kiato terminal station take the OSE bus to Patras. The route duration is approximately 1.5 h. The exact timetables of trains (Airport-Kiato-Airport timetable) and buses (Kiato-Patras-Kiato Buses timetable) and all relevant information are given at the Athens Suburban Railway webpage.

By Bus
Right outside the baggage claim area at the arrivals level (exits 4 & 5) take the Express Line X93 to the Kifisos Intercity Bus Station (KTEL). The route duration from the AIA "Eleftherios Venizelos" to the Kifisos Intercity Bus Station (KTEL) is about 1 hour, depending on the traffic load.

Alternatively, you can take a taxi from AIA "Eleftherios Venizelos" to the Kifisos Intercity Bus Station (KTEL). Taxis serve on a 24-hour basis. The route duration is approximately 30 minutes, and the cost is ~ 50 €.

From the Kifisos Intercity Bus Station (central station for busses that run domestic routes all over the country) take the bus to Patras. Buses depart every 30 minutes, from 5:30h till 22:00h. The trip duration, taking the Express Bus to Patras, is about 2.5 h (the Express Bus itinerary does not include intermediate stops).

 

Timezone

Greece uses GMT +2 Timezone