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Traveling to Volos

Here, you will find full details about traveling to Volos and accommodations during the conference. 

Travel and Accommodations Information

2017 Societas Ethica Annual Conference in Volos, GreecE

24 - 27 August 2017

 

TRAVELING TO VOLOS

Conference starts on Thursday, 24 August 2017 at 16:00 and concludes at Sunday, 27 August 2017 at 12:00. A shuttle service provided by Societa Ethica will depart for Volos from Athens airport at X from Volos and will leave Volos for Athens airport at X. 

It is highly recommended that all conference attendees fly in and out of Athens airport. It is also recommended that attendees make arrangements to fly out of Athens on the morning of Monday, 28 August 2017, due to the lack of flights available in the late afternoon of Sunday, 27 August 2017. 

If you have further questions, please contact Silas Morgan at smorgan2@luc.edu


HOW TO ARRIVE IN VOLOS

 

SOCIETAS ETHICA SHUTTLE

 

Directions FROM ATHENS

 

 

 

There are no direct flights to Volos. It is strongly recommended that conference participants travel to Volos via the Athens airport.  Societas Ethica will provide a private shuttle that will depart from Athens airport and take participants to the conference site in Volos. The cost for the shuttle is included in the conference fee.

Societas Ethica will provide a shuttle to Volos from the Athens airport on Thursday afternoon and to the Athens airport from Volos on Sunday afternoon after the end of the conference. 

The shuttle will leave at the predetermined time, and so if conference attendees miss the shuttle (for example, due to a flight delay), alternative details are provided below.

 

ARRIVING VIA CAR

From Athens, to travel by car takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes. Drive the car to the major road Athens-Thessaloniki and turn at the intersection of Velestino (320km) (Map - Route)

Please find above the telephones of four car rental companies operating at the Athens Airport. Their offices are located at the Arrivals Level of the Main Terminal Building.

ARRIVING VIA BUS

From Athens, to travel by bus takes 4 hours 30min. (320km). Travel on INTERURBAN BUS (KTEL), through the major road Athens-Thessaloniki: www.ktel.org

From the airport, you will have to first reach Liossion Bus Station of Athens: +30 210 8329585, +30 210 8317186. There are two ways to do this: by bus or by metro rail. 

Bus to Liossion Bus Station (from Athens airport)

Please take the route Χ93 that connects directly the airport with Liossion Bus Station of Athens: Kifissos KTEL (long-distance buses) Station – Airport and get down to the station Liossion Bus Station. The Bus Station is 5-7 minutes far on foot. The buses depart from the Arrivals Level, between Exits 4 and 5.

All buses run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with frequency varying according to day, time and season. Click on the relevant links atwww.athenstransport.com above to see timetables as of now. One-way travel time estimates: X93 (65 min). Allow sufficient time to travel as traffic conditions may cause delays.

Metro to Liossion Bus Station (from Athens airport)

From the airport via Metro Line 3 “Aghia Marina - Athens International Airport”. Take Metro Line 3 (Aghia Marina – Douk. Plakentias – Airport), which connects the Athens airport with the city center. Step off at the station Monastiraki, take line 1 (Piraeus – Kifissia) and descend at the station Kato Patissia. From there, the Liossion Bus Station is about 10 minutes away on foot.

Trains run every 30 minutes, 7 days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. The trip from/to the Airport to Syntagma station (Athens center) lasts 40 minutes. See the Metro timetable here.

For ticket info, see Athens Transport tickets and cards.

ARRIVING VIA TRAIN (through larissa)

Please note that there is no direct route to Volos from Athens. You will have to travel to Larissa with connection to Volos. For the timetable, please visit the official website of “Ose”: www.ose.gr. Ticket prices: 15 € - 23 €.

Reach Larissis Railway Station of Athens from the Athens Airport by metro. Take Line 3 and change line at the station Syntagma. Take the line 2 and descend to the station Larissis Station (Stathmos Larissis).

Reach Larissis Railway Station of Athens from the Athens Airport directly by Suburban Rail. For the current timetable and the tickets, please visit www.trainose.gr

Tip: Trains run 7 days a week from 5:26 am to 21:44 pm. The Suburban railway departs every 15-25 minutes from the Athens Airport railway station to Plakentias station, where you can change trains (platforms are on different levels) and continue to the city center (Metro Line 3 to Egaleo), using the same ticket.

For more Information, please visit the following sites: 

ARrIVING VIA TAXI

Taxis are available at the designated Taxi waiting area located at Exit 3 of Arrivals Level. Fares for taxis are as follows: 

  • Day time flat fare (05:00 - 24:00) 
    • 38 €; Airport to Athens city centre inner ring: 
    • 38 €; Athens city centre inner ring to Airport
  • Night time flat fare (00:00 - 05:00)
    • 54 €: Airport to Athens city centre inner ring
    • 54 €: Athens city centre inner ring to Airport

Note: The charge is determined by the time of arrival at the destination and includes all applicable surcharges and extras.

Pre-booked taxis for Volos: In case you prefer to travel by taxi, you may also contact the secretariat in advance, in order to help you with the reservation details. Otherwise, pre-booked taxis are available upon request. For further information, please contact the Taxi Union Association (SATA) at tel.: +30 210 5239524


ACCOMMODATIONS

 

Societas Ethica conference participants will be staying at the Park Hotel in Volos. These are basic/standard accommodations and they are included in the conference fee. 

The Holy Metropolis of Demetrias will provide two vans/buses to transports persons from the hotel to the conference center. 

Park Hotel 2 Deligiorgi str. 38 221 Volos Τel.:2421036511-13 parkhotelvolos@amhotels.gr