3rd ACTRIS WP3 Workshop 2013
From: 7 October 2013
To: 11 October 2013
Place: Athens, Greece

Registration Please register by sending the completed registration form by email to eleni@ipta.demokritos.gr.

Deadline for registration: August 31, 2013

Remember that the workshop is only open to ACTRIS partners and associated partners. If you are external to the project please contact the ACTRIS Coordination office /or send an application for associated partnership.
Meeting venue:  The workshop will be jointly hosted by the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), Institute of Environmental Research and Sustainable Development, and the N.C.S.R. "Demokritos" Institue of Nuclear and Radiological Sciences & Technology, Energy and Safety, Athens, Greece and under the auspices of the Hellenic Association for Aerosol Research (HAAR).

The meeting will take place at the Philippos Hotel, 3 Mitseon Street, Athens 11742, Greece, Tel.: +30 210 922 3611, E-mail: philippos@herodion.gr.

Local contacts: 
Programme:  Preliminary workshop agenda:

 Mo, 7 Oct:
 arrival, possible field excursion (tbc)
 Tu, 8 Oct:
 WP3 workshop - day 1
 We, 9 Oct:
 WP3 workshop - day 2
 Th, 10 Oct:
 WP3 workshop - day 3
 Fr, 11 Oct:
 possible field excursion (tbc), departure

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Side events:
  • Tuesday, Oct 8th (19-21h): Visit to the museum of Geoastrophysics and “Dorides” telescope at N.O.A.
  • Wednesday, Oct 9th (20h): Joint dinner at "Katsourmpos" incl. sightseeing walk.
  • Friday, Oct 11th (9-11h): Visit of N.C.S.R. "DEMOKRITOS" Aerosol Research (GAW) station.
Accommodation: Block reservations with special ACTRIS rates have been made for the period of 7-11 Oct 2013 at the below listed hotels. Bookings must be made before August 31, 2013!
  1. HERODION Hotel (4*)
    Price: 90 € (single or double, incl. breakfast and taxes; free wifi)

  2. PHILIPPOS Hotel (3*)
    Price: 70 € (single or double, incl. breakfast and taxes; free wifi)

The above are special rates agreed for ACTRIS and bookings for these rates are only possible through direct e-mail to the respective hotel:
  1. For HERODION book at herodion@herodion.gr
  2. For PHILIPPOS book at philippos@herodion.gr
Please indicate the corporate booking code "ACTRIS" in your e-mail. You may book for any sub-period within the indicated dates above. Please also note the below indications concerning meal options when booking.

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Both hotels are situated next to Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum as well as many other sites of interest. Evening and night life in Athens is optimum nearby the area within walking distance.

Meals: There is a flat rate cost of 10 € per person per day for room facilities and coffee breaks which will be collected during registration (cash only!).

A buffet lunch will be offered at the hotel venue at a price of 15 € per person/day. Please confirm with your hotel reservation if lunch is requested and on which days.

A Greek traditional official dinner will be organized on Wednesday evening (20h) in the "Katsourmpos" restaurant. The dinner cost is 20-25 € per person. You need to confirm in the registration form if you are interested. Payment (cash only!) will done during meeting registration at the workshop. A short sightseeing walk to the restaurant is organized, please click on the side events document for more information.
Travel Info:  Travel from/to Athens International Airport "El. Venizelos":

By Metro/Undergound
Board the Metro at the Airport station (line 3) to Syntagma station. Change to line 2 (direction Aghios Dimitrios) and get off at Acropolis station (one stop). The Metro runs every half hour from 06.00 to 24:00. Price for Metro from/to airport: 8 €, standard metro tickets are 1.40 € (and are valid for use in any public means of transport (metro, suburban, buses, tram, trolley) for 1.5 hours after first use; you need to validate before entering the Metro).

Map of Metro lines (click to view detailed map)

By Suburban
At the airport you can also take the suburban but you need to get off at Doukissis Plakentias and then connect with metro line 3. Both the metro & the suburban go to /from the airport and cost the same (8 €). The metro is simpler as you change less but the suburbian is more frequently scheduled.

By Bus

The Express Bus no. 95 runs from/to the airport from Syntagma Square Metro station every 15-20 minutes 24 hours a day (Price: ca. 5 €).

By Taxi
Taxi services are available to the city center. The taxi fare from the airport is 35-40 € (day) and 50 € (night) plus 0,20 € for each piece of luggage over 10kg.

Other Info: Detailed documents on: are available for download as pdf document.

Further details will be communicated in due time.

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