Bus & Taxi sharing arrangements: Athens-Tripolis
* The LOC has organised a chartered bus that will pick-up passengeres from the airport, with the costs covered by the workshop. The bus will depart at about 3:30pm, once all expected passengers have arrived. The bus will not be delayed beyond 4pm, as we have a reception starting at 6pm.
* The gathering point for the bus is the official "Meeting Point" at the centre of the airport terminal. Please wait at the cafe bar or near there. We will try to have some early arrivals carry a sign for the conference to facilitate gathering.
* If you have not notified us and still want to get this bus, please let us know flight and time asap.
* Those of you who are coming from Athens to the airport, please ensure you get there well ahead of time.
There is no regular public transport service between Tripolis and the village. During the workshop there will be chartered buses which will transport the participants in the morning and evening. The cost is included in the registration fees.
Driving takes about 15-20 minutes. A taxi fare is about E20.
Athens airport - Tripolis
Most people will fly into Athens airport and will need to make their way to the hotels in Tripolis. However, from Italy one can make the overnight ferry from Brindisi to Patras with their own car and then drive around.
Athens airport has a comprehensive website.
There are many ways to get to Tripolis from Athens airport but there are 3 distinct stages:
Best service is the X93 bus directly from the airport to the Kifisos bus station, approximately every half hour. (See also details in gogreece in about.com) And for the Express bus schedules look in bus timetables and click on the Express line you want.
Some options with approximate time and price estimates are given below.
A. Buses only
C. Taxi airport - Tripolis
Summary: The transport Athens airport - Tripolis will cost in the range E25-250 and can take up to 4 hours. If we coordinate and share, it can cost as little as E50 by private taxi and take less than 2 hours. If there are a lot of people arriving over a short period, the LOC will also investigate chartered buses, at no extra cost to the participants.
Hire carsAll the major hire-car companies operate at Athens airport and can be found on the web. Rental start at around E40 /day + petrol (which is expensive). It may be possible to get good deals when booking as part of travel. Some information from the Athens airport website. The road to Tripolis is tollways all the way (cost ~E10) and takes less than 2 hours.
Driving directions to KerastariFrom the airport, follow the freeway signs to Elefsina, then Korinthos, then Tripolis. It is freeway all the way and very simple to follow. But expect many tolls.
Detailed mileage on the freeway:
Airport --> Elefsina (52km) --> Korinth (105km) --> Tripoli (185km) --> Athinaio exit #12 (205km) --> Kerastari 212 (km)
Note 1: The freeway bypasses all the major towns and mileage is given for the freeway exit points.
Note 2: The turn-off to Kerastari is exit #12 posted to Athinaeo/Palaiohouni. 500m from the exit you turn left on the round-about and follow the road for about 4km. The turn to Kerastari is on the right but the signs are partly obscured. (If you get to Palaiohouni you have gone too far and need to turn back.) From the turn-off to the village is ~3km. The workshop venue is the 2nd building on the right. Hard to miss.
Tripolis - Athens airportReturning to the airport after the workshop one can (almost) follow the instructions above in reverse order. However, it will be much easier to coordinate transport for the return trips and I anticipate we will make greater use of taxis. The LOC will help participants with arrangements at the time.
For more information email to: Tasso Tzioumis