About Athens

Athens is the historical capital of Europe, with a long history, dating from the first settlement in the Neolithic age. In the 5th Century BC (the “Golden Age of Pericles”) – the culmination of Athens’ long, fascinating history – the city’s values and civilization acquired a universal significance. Over the years, a multitude of conquerors occupied Athens, and erected unique, splendid monuments – a rare historical palimpsest. In 1834, it became the capital of the modern Greek state and in two centuries since it has become an attractive modern metropolis with unrivalled charm.

A large part of the town’s historic centre has been converted into a 3-kilometre pedestrian zone (the largest in Europe), leading to the major archaeological sites (“archaeological park”), reconstructing – to a large degree – the ancient landscape.


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Weather and dress
Weather in Greece in October is warm and mild. The average temperature ranges from 12°C to 22°C and the sea is still pleasantly warm. Visitors to Greece can expect an average of ten hours of sunshine per day in October. Slightly warmer clothes or a light raincoat is suggested for the evening. You can also carry an umbrella in case of a sudden light rain.


Time Zone
Time Greece: GMT +2


Passport & Visas
A valid passport or identity is required for entry into Greece. Please contact the nearest Greek Embassy or Consulate for specific details.


Letter of invitation
Persons requiring an invitation letter in order to attend the Congress may contact the Conference Secretariat ERA, 3dathens2016@era.gr. This procedure aims to assist participants who need to obtain a visa or permission to attend the Congress and should not be considered as an official invitation covering fees or other expenses.


Useful links

Weather report   |  www.meteo.gr

Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos | http://www.athensairport-2001.gr/

Acropolis Museum  | http://www.theacropolismuseum.gr/en

Hotels | http://www.grhotels.gr/EN/Pages/default.aspx

Athens Metro | http://www.ametro.gr/page/default.asp?id=4&la=2

Athens Urban Transport Organization | http://www.oasa.gr/?id=ind3ex&lang=en

Ferries | http://www.greekferries.gr/