Travel & Accommodation
Thessaloniki can easily be reached by plane, train and bus services from many Greek and European cities.
Thessaloniki's international airport lies 15km south of the city center. It is connected to many national destinations such as Athens, Chania, Corfu, Heraknion, Rhodes, Santorini etc. Frequent 50 minute flights connect Thessaloniki and Athens airports. Also, Thessaloniki airport is connected to many international destinations such as:
Germany, Austria, Swiss: Berlin-Tegel, Berlin-Schönefeld, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Erfurt, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Nuremberg, Paderborn/Lippstadt, Stuttgart, Zürich, Vienna, Cologne, Friedrichshafen, Basel.
United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden: London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Heathrow, Manchester , Bristol, East Midlands, Manchester, Newcastle, Copenhagen, Stockholm-Arlanda.
France & BeNeLux, Italy, Spain : Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Brussels, Rome-Fiumicino, Milan-Malpensa, Barcelona.
Balkans & Eastern Europe: Ljubljana, Belgrade, Tirana, Bucharest-Băneasa, Bucharest-Henri Coandă, Prague, Budapest, Brno, Ostrava, Moscow-Vnukovo, Moscow-Domodedovo, Kiev (charter), Minsk, Krasnodar, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Yerevan.
Cyprus: Larnaca, Paphos.
Airport city-centre connection
Bus number 78 is a 24 hours - 7 days a week service which connects the airport to the city centre frequently every 15 minutes during the day. At night, the bus number changes to 78N and runs every 30 minutes (20 and 50 minutes past the hour from the Airport). A bus ticket costs €0.80 if you buy it from the kiosk (€ 0.90 if you buy it from the automatic ticket vendor inside the bus, exact change needed). It's about a 30 minute ride from the airport to the city-centre. A taxi ride to the city centre costs about €15-20.
The Greek Railway Company is called TRAINOSE (ΤΡΑΙΝΟΣΕ, http://www.ose.gr/en/Home.aspx ). The Train Station of Thessaloniki is located in the center of the city, at Monastiriou st 28. Infoline telephone number: 1110. There are frequent trains connecting Thessaloniki with Athens (e.g. InterCity Express 4h30m), as well as with other cities in Greece and in the Balkan area.
Thessaloniki is connected by bus to most Greek cities. KTEL Buses from/to Athens make the trip from/to Thessaloniki in about 6:30 hours. The Central Intercity KTEL Bus Terminal "Makedonia" lies in the west side at Giannitson Street 194.
One may drive to Thessaloniki (there are highway connections with most Greek and European cities). Some possible routes are the following:
From Athens about 5 hours (Highway A1, E75)
From Istanbul about 8 hours (A2, E90)
From Belgrade about 7 hours (A1, E75)
From Sofia about 4 hours.
From Constanta about 8 hours.
The city bus company (called "OASTH") runs a total of 80 different bus lines. The fee of a simple ticket is €0.80 and it is valid for 1 bus line change. A 90 minutes ticket costs €0.90 and it is valid for 90 minutes and for 2 bus line changes. A 24h ticket (purple) costs €4. Tickets are bought from a kiosk (periptero) or the OASTH info points. They must be validated every time you get on the bus. Tickets bought from the vending machine on the bus are stamped with the time of purchase and do not need 1st time validation, however if you change to another bus you must validate the ticket.
Getting to the conference site from the city centre
Bus number 17, bus number 24 and bus number 37 may all bring you to the Tower of the Faculty of Education were the IHPST2011 is taking place. One may pick the bus from any of the bus-stops on Egnatia street with direction towards the University and get off at the bus-stop named “Fititiki Leschi” (meaning Students’ Club) on September 3rd street. The Tower of the Faculty of Education is a ten-floor round building right across the street.
For any questions concerning travelling to Thessaloniki contact with Mr Spiros Theodoridis at the “MINIMA TRAVEL” travel agency that has been engaged to help in the organization of the IHPST2011 Thessaloniki Conference at the website http://www.airshop.gr/ihpst2011.asp and/or at the e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
For any questions concerning accommodation at Thessaloniki hotels please contact with Mr Spiros Theodoridis at the “MINIMA TRAVEL” travel agency that has been engaged to help in the organization of the IHPST2011 Thessaloniki Conference at the website http://www.airshop.gr/ihpst2011.asp and/or at the e-mail address: email@example.com
Some of the Hotels available are the following:
If you are interested in staying at the Aristotle University Hostel please contact the Conference Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org
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