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Venue, accommodation and travel to Spetses Island

Venue, accommodation and travel to Spetses Island

The event's programme will be at the Anargyrios and Korgialenios School of Spetses, which is a historical and cultural heritage site of the island of Spetses, AKSS 

Event participants will stay at the Anargyrios and Korgialenios School of Spetses, in a very nice surroundings at the beach of a beautiful island. The School of Spetses is also the event venue.

Be prepared that the facilities are rather basic, the school has dormitory-style rooms and in general accommodation is in shared rooms. There are shared toilet and shower facilities and no air-conditioning in the sleeping rooms. The School provides bath and face towels and bed linen.

Male and female participants stay on separate floors.

There is no need to bring formal clothing. The temperature in August varies normally between 25 and 32 degrees Celsius during the day. Humidity is low, so summer clothes are welcome.
In case the evenings are cool, and since conference rooms have air-conditioning, sweaters are also needed.

Don’t forget your swimsuit, beach towel and eventually your snorkel mask.
Bring foot protection for swimming: The sea contains sea urchins and sharp stones. Every year we have some "casualties" so be sure you are not the person.

Be prepared for mosquitoes, so bring anti-mosquito spray.

Side notes:

  1. Please bring your proof of studentship, this is required for excursions.
  2. Wireless internet is available but limited.
  3. You should note that this Advanced Lecture Course is dedicated to scientific discussion and we are unable to accommodate spouses or guests.



From the airport to Piraeus:    travel time 1 hour 15 min to 1 hour 30 min

Χ96 Piraeus - Athens Airport Express  (The bus runs 24 hours, every 20 or 30 minutes.)

Ticket price: about  € 5 for only ONE way trip to or from the Airport.                                                                                             

Where to buy: From the bus driver, all metro stations and public transport ticket outlets.


The X96 Airpost Expressbus leaves directly outside the arrivals area of the airport (between doors 4 and 5). Take this bus nearly to the end of the line, at Piraeus harbour (bus stop name: Karaiskaki Square).

Then it is a short walk (towards the water) to find a large iron gate where you enter the harbour area. Look for a Hellenic Seaways ticket booth and ask them where to find your boat.


From Piraeus (Athens) to Spetses: 

To get to Spetses from Piraeus you can choose to take:

  1. a hydrofoil (about 2-3 hrs) (the travelling time varies depending on how many stops the hydrofoil makes on the way)
  2. a ferry (4 1/2-5 hrs) 

There are two different hydrofoil companies:
 Hellenic Seaways:with 5-6 daily trips to Spetses
 Euroseas-Eurofast-1: with 1-2 daily trips to Spetses

 You have to make reservations in advance!

General information Hellenic Seaways     ONLINE BOOKING

General information Euroseas

Try to arrive at Piraeus 30 minutes before the departure time, to allow time to purchase or pick up your ticket, and find the boat!


From Spetses harbour to the venue:     

On foot:it takes about 20-30 min to walk the distance along the water - starting from the main square to the right of Dapia Harbour as you look at it from the sea.

A water taxitakes up to around 8 people. The water taxis are very close to the hydrofoils and they sail straight to the pier of the Spetses Hotel - then you need to walk 5 more minutes along the water.

By hourse buggies:the horse buggies, which take up to four people - or two people with luggage - are parked by the harbour in front of the Possidonion Hotel to the right of Dapia Harbour . Make sure you arrange the price in advance.

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