General Information

General Information

 

Venue

  • Royal Olympic Hotel, Athens
  • Athanasiou Diakou 28-34,
  • 117 43, Athens, Greece
  • Tel: +30 210 92.88.400
  • Fax: +30 210 92.33.317
  • Email: info@royalolympic.com

 Royal Olympic is located in the center of Athens.  It is one of the best equipped conference hotels in Athens with 18 meeting rooms with a capacity from 5 – 700 delegates.

 

Olympia Hall

Olympia Foyer

Attica Hall

         

CME Credits

The has applied to the EACCME for CME credits.

 

Official Language

The official language of the Congress is English.

 

GETTING TO THE HOTEL

 

Arriving at Royal Olympic Hotel from Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport

Click here to see the detailed Map.

 

By Metro/Underground
Travel time: Approximately 1h14min
Board the Metro from the Airport’s Station and get off at Syntagma Station. At Syntagma Station switch lines in the direction of Elliniko and get off at the first Station, the Acropolis Station. From Acropolis Station the Hotel is 100m away, walking along Ath. Diakou Street.

 

By Car
Travel time: Approximately 35min (depending on traffic)
Take the motorway Attiki Odos E94/A6 and Ymittos ring road A64 to Alimou Katechaki Avenue to reach region Zografou. Then take Ethnikis Antistaseos Avenue to reach Eftichidou Street. After 750m you find Vasilissis Olgas Avenue (sign for Acropolis). You use the right line to turn right to Vasilissis Amalias Avenue. You use the second line from left to turn left to Athanasiou Diakou Street. After 120m you see your hotel on your right.

 

By taxi
Travel time: Approximately 35min (depending on traffic)
Taxi fare: Cost one way, between 06:00 – 23:00 is 50-60€. (approximately)
Cost one way, between 23:00 – 06:00 is 60-70€. (approximately)

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

 

Area Codes

  • The international dialling code for Greece is 0030
  • The dialling area code for Athens is 210.
    For a national call in Greece: area code + telephone number
    For an international call to Greece: international dialling code for Greece + area code + telephone number

 

Useful Phone Numbers

  • Telephone Information (OTE) 11888
    All emergencies / European Emergency Center (free call) 112
    Local police (free call) 100
    National Emergency Aid Center (free call) 166
    Fire station emergency (free call) 199
    Emergency Pharmacies, Hospitals, Doctors (0.5€/minute) 14944

 

Time Zone

  • Greece is on Eastern European Time (EET). During March, time is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2).

 

Climate

  • Athens has a typical Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm summers. The average temperature in 24°C (75°F) with a range between 20°C (68°F) – 28°C (82°F).

 

Currency, Banks and Credit Cards

  • Greece uses the Euro as currency.
    All major credit and debit cards (Visa, MasterCard) are accepted by most stores and venues. However, in smaller stores and kiosks you may be asked to pay in Cash.
    Banking hours are typically: Monday-Thursday from 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM and Friday from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Some branches and shopping malls extend their opening times on Saturday mornings.
    Cash withdrawals from ATMs are available 24h/day.

 

Electricity – Converters

  • The current in Greece is 230 V.
    The standard frequency is 50 Hz.
    The power sockets used are of type F.
    Please contact the reception desk for available converters.

 

Water

  • Tap water in Athens is safe to drink. However, in some sub-locations in the centre it is recommended to ask the locals. In some cases, the water might be of poor quality due to the age of the pipelines.

 

Insurance

  • The meeting organizers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained or for loss of or damage to property belonging to Congress participants (or their accompanying persons) either during the congress meetings and post congress activities. Please obtain proper travel and health insurance prior to your trip.

 

Internet Access

  • Free Wi-Fi zones abound, and many cafes and restaurants offer wi-fi for customers.

 

Tipping

  • Tipping is optional in Greece. However, it is customary to round up the sum if you are satisfied with the service.
    Tips may be left on the table or you may tell the service that you do not expect to be given any change.

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