Transportation from the airport to your hotel
The total distance from the airport (AERODROMIO in Greek) of Thessaloniki to your hotel is about 15 Km.
A taxi ride from the airport to the city center costs about 20 Euros. Almost all the drivers speak some English and they will be able to handle your request. Both names of the hotels are pronounced the same in Greek, so I hope you will not have any problem. On your way back to the airport, please make a taxi reservation in advance through your hotel.
At the airport you can get on bus number 78. The price of the ticket is 0.80 Euro if you buy it from the kiosk (0.90 Euro, if you buy it from the automatic ticket vendor, please consider that exact change is needed).
Departure times for bus 78 are presented at:
The way to the hotel
The bus station which is near to both hotels is called ANTIGONIDON. From the airport to your hotel its 30-60 minutes ride, depending on the traffic.
The buses are equipped with a GPS system. As a result there are visual signs and a vocal announcement of the next bus station both in Greek and in English.
Please follow my directions below:
At the Airport (AERODROMIO) get on Bus 78. The following bus stations are: ASTINOMIA-GEORGIKI SXOLI-EMPORIKO KENTRO- PRONIA
At the bus station of PRONIA you have to get off and wait for bus 2 or 8. These buses follow almost the same route and you will arrive at ANTIGONIDON station.
The following bus stations are: AGORA-AMAXOSTASIO-HOSPITAL AGIOS PAVLOS-STRATOPEDO-AGIOS PANTELEIMON-PERIPTERO-KRIKELA... 13 other bus stations ...SINTRIVANI-KAMARA-IASONIDOU-AGIAS SOFIAS-ARISTOTELOUS-ALKAZAR and the next one is the station of ANTIGONIDON.
The following bus stations are: AGORA-AMAXOSTASIO-HOSPITAL AGIOS PAVLOS-STRATOPEDO-AGIOS PANTELEIMON-PERIPTERO-KRIKELA.... 14 other bus stations.. SINTRIVANI-KAMARA-IASONIDOU-AGIAS SOFIAS-ARISTOTELOUS-ALKAZAR and the next one is the station of ANTIGONIDON
Arrive in Thessaloniki by train
For those who are planning to arrive by train, from the Central Rail Station of Thessaloniki you can get on buses number 02, 10, 11, 14 and 17. The bus station which is near to both hotels is called COLOMVOU. The Central Rail Station is near to the hotels, so you will need approximately 10 minutes. Of course, you can also go to the hotel by taxi.
Transportation in the city
The bus company of Thessaloniki runs a total of 70 different bus lines. There is no other public transportation at the city. Since 2006 the first metro line is constructing. As a result, please consider that there are all over the city center different worksites. Please be patient as nowadays traffic jam is very usual. Except of the ticket valid for one or multiple trips within 70 minutes, you can also buy a 24h ticket (2 Euro) and a 7-day ticket (10 Euro).
Location of the meetings
Aristotle University Thessaloniki
Department of Political Sciences
Laboratory of Applied Political Research
46 Egnatias Street
54625 Thessaloniki, Greece
Telephones: +30 2310 991992 and +30 2310 997912
For any request, please don't hesitate to contact the event organizer Professor Theodore Chadjipadelis
Both hotels are very close to the the bus station (ANTIGONIDON). Look at the map below which also includes the location of the Laboratory of Applied Political Research:
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