From Antikythera to the Square Kilometre Array:
Lessons from the Ancients


Accommodation is available in the nearby town of Tripolis and buses will be available to transport the participants each day to and from the workshop venue in the village.

The LOC has approached the top 4 hotels in the list below. The hotels have offered the rates mentioned below for the week 11 to 17 June and participants will be able to book rooms until April 30. After these dates rooms could be still booked as available, at the prevailing rates. Consult the hotel webpages for more details on what is offered by each hotel. Please note that, even though a block booking rate is offered for the workshop, special rates at any time may be offered even below this block rate.

Participants should approach the hotels directly either by Phone, Email or Fax and I'm assured that hotel staff speak sufficient English to make the bookings. Please make sure that in your message or conversation refer to:
"Block bookings for the Astrophysics Workshop in Kerastari, organised by Tasso Tzioumis".
Do NOT book via the internet as the special rates do not appear. Best way is via email.

The room rates are quoted with a light breakfast. Also some refreshments will be available at the workshop every morning before starting.

Self-contained appartments and more traditional accommodation is also available in nearby villages and resorts but not in Tripoli itself. Thus a car will be needed for local transport. These may alos be suitable for people who may want a vacation in the region.
Some details are available on the web e.g. The Amanites Guesthouse in Dimitsana, which is very picturesque and highly recommended.
You can also contact the LOC if you need help.

Alternatively, you may contact the local Travel Agency, Destino Tours, who have agreed to help our workshop participants.

NB: Bookings are the responsibility of the participants and should be handled directly with the hotels.
If you do run into trouble please send us an email and we will try to help.

Please let us know what hotel you have been booked into so we can organise the bus transport.

Hotel information

1. Hotel Mainalon Resort
Areos Square, Tripolis 22 100, Greece
Tel: +30 2710 230 300
Fax: +30 2710 230 327
Web: Rates (Euro/night): Single E75, Double E85, Triple E100
Credit card: All major cards
Comments: Recently restored luxury hotel. Very quiet location with no traffic.

2. Hotel Anactoricon
Ethnikis Antistaseos 48, Tripolis 22 100, Greece
Tel: +30 2710 222 545 or 225 545 or 226 545
Fax: +30 2710 222 021
Web: Rates (Euro/night): Single E40, Double E60
Credit card: All major cards
Comments: One of the best hotels in Tripolis. A real bargain at this special rate.

3. Hotel Arcadia
Kolokotroni Square, Tripolis 22 100, Greece
Tel: +30 2710 225 551
Fax: +30 2710 222 464
Web: Rates (Euro/night): Single E70, Double E80, Triple E95
Credit card: All major cards
Comments: Renovated in the last few years. Very modern feel. Same management as Mainalon.

4. Hotel Alex
Vas. Georgiou A 26, Tripolis 22 100, Greece
Tel: +30 2710 223 465
Fax: +30 2710 223 466
Web: Via and search for Alex, Tripoli
Rates (Euro/night): Single E45, Double E60
Credit card: All major credit cards accepted.
Comments: Fully renovated in 2002.

5. Hotel Artemis
Dimitrakopoulou Str. 1, Tripolis 22 100, Greece
Tel: +30 2710 225 222 or 223
Fax: +30 2710 233 629
No email or Web address on their cards. Internet access uncertain
Rates (Euro/night): Single E35, Double E50
Credit card: No credit cards accepted!! (Cash machines are very common in the town)
Breakfast: Euro 8
Comments: Recently refurbished

6. Hotel Galaxy
Sq. Agiou Vassiliou, Tripolis 22 100, Greece
Tel: +30 2710 222 025
Fax: +30 2710 225 197
Web: Rates (Euro/night): Single E40, Double E55
Credit card: Most credit cards accepted
Comments: Many rooms, right in the centre.

Critical Dates

26 March 2012 Hotel block-bookings open.
31 April 2012 Hotel block-bookings close.



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