Conference venue and travel info


divani_caravel_01_exteriorThe conference venue is the Divani Caravel Hotel, located in the centre of Athens, at Vassileos Alexandrou 2, 16121 Athens, Greece (map).

The Divani Caravel Hotel is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

Special room rates have been arranged for the MED’16 conference participants. For details, check the conditions and rates for accommodation at the conference hotel.

If you are interested in private tours, daily or longer excursions, please contact or e-mail the Hotel Concierge,, for detailed information (make sure to mention that you attend the MED 2016 conference).


About Athens, Greece

The_Parthenon_and_the_Acropolis_1Athens is the capital of Greece. It is a metropolitan and cosmopolitan city, the capital of Greece, the birth place of Democracy, the city with the worldwide known “Acropolis and Parthenon”, with the world famous Theater of Herodes Atticus and the marble stadium where the first modern times Olympic Games took place in 1896, home of Socrates, Plato, Pericles (Golden Age), and home of the 2004 Olympic Games. Athens is both an “ancient” and a “modern” city, in which visitors can walk safely and enjoy the rich, almost 5,000 year old, history it has to offer.

For more information for visitors to Athens, check This is Athens! run by the City of Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau.

For more information about Greece, see: Visit Greece, or, Greek Landscapes.



Athens_airport_logo.svgAthens is easily accessible by air, sea, and road. Once there, the public transportation system provides a safe, dependable and efficient way to move around the city. The public transportation network consists of underground (metro), train, suburban railways, buses, trolley buses and trams. Athens is also connected with other parts of the mainland through a network of roads and railways.

Visitors arriving by air will arrive to the Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” (IATA code: ATH). This award-winning airport is one of the world’s leading airports in overall passenger satisfaction, and has been named the Airport of the Year (2014) in the 10-30 million-passenger category by internationally-acclaimed web portal Air Transport News.

The Athens International Airport is serviced by all major airlines, offering direct non-stop flights from/to most of the major European cities, New York, Philadelphia, Montreal/Toronto, North Africa, Gulf States, South Africa, and easy connections to the rest of the world. ATH is also serviced by low-cost and/or charter airlines that offer attractive packages.


Visa requirements

Citizens of some countries need an entry visa for Greece.

If you need a visa, make sure to apply for one well in advance. To check current visa requirements or find the nearest Greek Embassy or Consulate, see information provided by the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs.