Athens is a city of different aspects. A walk around the famous historic triangle (Plaka, Thission, Psyrri) the old neighborhoods, reveal the coexistence of different eras. Old mansions, well-preserved ones and other worn down by time, luxurious department stores and small intimate shops, fancy restaurants and traditional taverns. All have their place in this city. The heart of Athens beats in Syntagma Square, where the Greek Parliament can be found. Monastiraki, Kolonaki and Lycabettus Hill attract thousands of visitors all year round. A few kilometers from the historic center in Faliro, Glyfada, Voula and Vouliagmeni you can enjoy the sea breeze.
Athens and Attica in general have the most important archaeological monuments (Acropolis, Odeion of Herodes Atticus, Roman Market, Panathinaiko Stadium, the Temple of Poseidon in Sounio etc.). In the capital you will admire many imposing neoclassic buildings, true ornaments of the city (The Greek Parliament, Athens Academy and the Athens University). Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the museums hosting unique treasures of Greece’s cultural inheritance (The New Acropolis Museum, the Archaeological Museum, The Byzantine Museum, The Cycladic Museum etc).
The multi-awarded Athens International Airport, is one of the fastest growing airports in the world, connected to all major cities around the world at competitive prices.
The native language of the population is Modern Greek. English is widely spoken as a second language.
Health Emergency treatment
is free to all visitors in public hospitals.
The Currency is the Euro (€). All major credit cards are widely accepted in Greece.
Greece follows the Schengen Agreement provision and the subsequent acquis concerning short term visa issues stays of up to three (3) months in the Schengen area.
Passport and visa requirements may differ according to the country of origin. You may visit the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs official page, or contact the Greek Consulate or Embassy of your Country.
The Congress Secretariat, Everest Travel & Congresses, will be happy to provide visa invitation letters for acquiring visa. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greece is GMT+2
Athens is known all over the world for its mild climate, characterized by sunny skies, warm temperatures all year round, breezes and lack of humidity. The average temperature for this month is 25°C.
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Athens is probably the single European capital where it takes you less than 30 minutes from the vibrant city center to get either to the beach or to the mountains. It takes less than 2 hours drive from the capital to reach places that have both archaeological or historical interest and exceptional natural surroundings such as Sounio, Nafplio or Delphi. Hydra, Spetses, Aegina and Poros – four small and picturesque islands of the Saronic Gulf – are also ideal for daily tours, since there is a regular service from the port of Piraeus every day.
The area code for Greece from abroad is: +30
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